The Boy Battery near Petersburg

Like all of the fighting units at Knoxville in November 1863, Captain William Watts Parker’s Virginia artillery battery, had a war history before and after the attack on Fort Sanders—including some fame at the Battle of Gettysburg.

Parker’s outfit, called the “Boy Battery,” by its commander, then-Colonel E.P. Alexander, also has its own park service interpretative marker near Petersburg, Virginia.

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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