farmer boys from the counties of Orange, Louisa, Spotsylvania and Culpeper as one generally comes across.
The occasion of the gathering was the formation of an artillery company for active service in the field, and after the usual preliminaries, an organization was soon effected, with the following officers:
Captain, William G. Crenshaw.
Senior First Lieutenant, James Ellett.
Junior First Lieutenant, Charles L. Hobson.
Senior Second Lieutenant, Andrew B. Johnston.
Junior Second Lieutenant, Thorras Ellett.
The battery consisted of six guns: Two 10-pound Parrotts, two 12-pound brass Howitzers, and two 6-pound brass guns.
The company was christened The Crenshaw Battery, in honor of its first captain.
His gallant bearing on the field of battle subsequently, and his noble generosity to the company, always, proved that the name was fitly chosen.
Captain Crenshaw equipped the battery with handsome uniforms, overcoats, blankets, shoes, underclothing, and everything necessary f