From the Richmond Daily Whig, 7/31/1862
Struck by Lightning. - The camp at Battery, No. 8 near Richmond, was
struck by lightning, early, yesterday morning. Privates F. Willis, S. White, and
T. Tomlin, of the company stationed at the Battery, were severely shocked. Maj.
Atkinson was also slightly shocked.
<**note: The 19th Battalion Va Heavy Artillery was stationed at Battery No. 8
when this incident occured.>