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    The Richmond Howitzers are currently looking for NCOs. If interested please either send me a pm or message us on steam.

    Steamname: [Va(Bat.A)]Cpt. Henry Love
    Steamname: [VA(Bat.A)]1st Lt. Dutch
    Steamname: 1st Lt. Hawlsey

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    Just a little something... here are the battle streamers for the descendants of the Richmond Howitzers - 1-111th FA Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Virginia Army National Guard)

    2012-03-04_13-31-59_743.jpg - 2012-03-04_13-32-16_905.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawlsey View Post
    Just a little something... here are the battle streamers for the descendants of the Richmond Howitzers - 1-111th FA Battalion, 116th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Division (Virginia Army National Guard)

    2012-03-04_13-31-59_743.jpg - 2012-03-04_13-32-16_905.jpg
    Thank you Sir! That is really something.
    I will expand the history lesson on the Forum page and use these photos.

    Because people must know what great history this battery holds.

    Post–Civil War

    On April 10, 1871, the Richmond Howitzers was reorganized as a single company. Then, on November 8, 1877, the Virginia state artillery was reorganized as the 1st Battalion Volunteer Artillery, and the Howitzers became Battery A of the new battalion. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, the Howitzers returned to federal service as part of the 1st Field Artillery Regiment of the Virginia National Guard. The regiment was designated as the 111th Field Artillery Regiment, and the Howitzers served as Company A. The unit left for France on June 29, 1918. Before the men could reach the frontlines, however, the Armistice had been signed, and the regiment returned to home in May 1919. The 111th Field Artillery was formally mustered out of service at Camp Lee, Virginia.


    On February 3, 1941, the 111th Field Artillery again entered active federal service as a part of the 29th Infantry Division. When the division reorganized in March 1942, the 1st Battalion, 111th Field Artillery, became the 111th Field Artillery Battalion. The 29th Division traveled from the United States to England in September and October 1942. The 111th Battalion participated in the Normandy invasion, fought around St. Lô in northwestern France, and captured the fortress at Brest in France. It then served in Holland and participated in the crossing of the Roer River in December. Early in April 1945, the division crossed the Rhine River and fought in Germany until the German surrender in May. The Howitzers and the rest of the battalion were deactivated on January 16, 1946.

    In the years following World War II, the Richmond Howitzers were separated from the 29th Division and served under several different configurations. The unit again became Battery A, 111th Field Artillery Regiment, in 1972 and currently retains that designation in the Virginia National Guard.
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    People interested to join a battery Richmond howitzers is the place to be!

    We train together with the 5th Alabama Company A & the 3rd Arkansas Company C
    So we are active as infantry men at the moment.

    Join the Richmond Howitzers Battery A today!

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    Good luck to you, I'm looking forward to artillery duels with your guys






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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted View Post
    Good luck to you, I'm looking forward to artillery duels with your guys
    Indeed!
    What does your battery hold?

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    Very nice piece of history
    http://www.warofrightsforum.com/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=4284&dateline=1491424373

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    Looking for more soldiers to join us
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    Great battery! Friendly group who love the confederate history.

    15th Alabama Company G/H/I


    Family members:
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    Schuller, August TX 8th Cavalry Battalion C
    Schuller, Charles F. TX 2nd Infantry Regiment D
    Schuller, Charles J. TX 2nd Infantry Regiment D
    Schuller, Jacob TX 2nd Infantry Regiment F
    Schuller, John TX 16th Infantry Regiment F
    Schuller, T. TX 2nd Infantry Regiment F

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    Interested in joining. My great great grandfather was with lamkins battery haskills battalion virginia light artillery

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