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Manchester Elliott Grays history and roster, undated

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William R. Weisiger's Company of Artillery, composed of Manchester and Chesterfield County men, known as the Manchester Artillery, consisted of part of the forces of the Virginia Volunteers, called into service by [of] the State by the Governor under an ordinance of the Southern Convention, April 17, 1861. Enrolled for service at Manchester Virginia, May 1, 1861. Mustered into service at Richmond, Virginia May 1, 1861 for one year from May 1, 1861, unless sooner discharged. Designated or becoming a part of the 6th Regiment of Virginia Volunteers, commanded by Colonel Mahone. This company disbanded April 13, 1863 for want of ammunition and was attached to Company I. 16th Virginia Regiment.