Boy Company Richmond National Battlefield Park - Chester VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 37° 20.989 W 077° 23.670
18S E 287910 N 4136369
Quick Description: This prominent battery in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia often went by its nickname, “The Boy Company.” Although the average battery member was 25 years old, the company had several lads between the ages of 14 and 19.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2020 2:53:34 PM
Waymark Code: WM13515
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Turtle3863
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Boy Company Richmond National Battlefield Park- This prominent battery in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia often went by its nickname, “The Boy Company.” Although the average battery member was 25 years old, the company had several lads between the ages of 14 and 19.

Under its dynamic leader, Captain William Parker, the battery forged a strong record on many of the Civil War’s greatest battlefields. Some of the men who spent the final months of the war here had survived unimaginable carnage at Second Manassas (Bull Run), Sharpsburg (Antietam), and Gettysburg.

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Private David A. Brown helped give Parker’s company its nickname. He enlisted in the spring of 1862, just prior to his 16th birthday, and served throughout the war. He was wounded twice and captured twice. Brown died in 1918 and is buried in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery.

Confederate dead, believed to be from Parker’s Battery, in front of Dunker Church at Antietam, September 1862.

LOCATION: Marker is in Chester, Virginia, in Chesterfield County. Marker can be reached from Ware Bottom Spring Road 0.1 miles east of Old Stage Road, on the right when traveling east. Located within the Parker’s Battery Unit of the Richmond National Battlefield Park. Postal address: 1801 Ware Bottom Spring Road, Chester VA 23836
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