Grayson Blue/Gray Society of Southwest Virginia

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Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late...It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision..."

Maj. Gen Patrick R. Cleburne, CSA
January, 1864


Barr's Battery, and its companion units, is a non-profit Living History and Civil War Re-enactment Group with it's members in Southwest Virginia and East Tennessee.The majority of our troops are members of Marshall's Rifles,Camp#2079,Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Our mission is to honor the Civil War soldier by portraying his life as accurately as possible.We are a family oriented group and strive to uphold the values of our ancestors.We welcome new recruits, of all sexes and ages.

In addition to Barr's Battery, we also portray a Confederate Infantry unit, Company C,63rd Virginia Infantry.

In tribute to our foes, we galvanize as the 5th Kentucky Battery, US Volunteers, 1st Maine Heavy Artillery, and Co.H,54th Kentucky Infantry, US Volunteers.

All these units are encompassed in The Grayson Blue/Gray Society. As a group we strive to better educate the general public on the traditions and history of the region. We sincerely hope that others will follow the example we endeavor to set.

"Teach history in truth,

If the very old will remember,

The very young will listen"

Chief Dan George

Deo Vindici

In an effort to better honor those who served during the trying times of the American Civil War, Barr's Battery and the Grayson Blue/Gray Society will at times be called upon to portray a specific unit at a specific event. In order to do this the battery will also reenact these other Confederate batteries in battles at which they were participants. We hope to do justice to these groups as well as our parent unit and Society.

The Batteries

McClung's (Tennessee) Battery...The Caswell Artillery

The Botetourt(Virginia) Artillery

2nd Rockbridge Virginia Artillery

The Richmond "Otey" Battery



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