“Ellis Flying Artillery” “Manly’s Battery”
|April||Company A of the 1st North Carolina Artillery Regiment was organized in Raleigh uner the command of Captain Stephen D. Ramseur (West Point Class of 1860).|
|May 8||Mustered in. Equipped with three 6-pounder smoothbores, two 12-pounder Howitzers, and one 3″ Rifle.|
|July-March||Assigned to the Department of Norfolk.|
|March-April||Assigned to Semmes’ Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Magruder’s Command, Department of Northern Virginia.|
Siege of Yorktown
Assigned to Griffith’s Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Magruder’s Command, Department of Northern Virginia.
|April 16||Captain Ramseur became colonel of the newly created 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. First Lieutenant Basil C. Manly, son of the former governor of North Carolina, was promoted to captain.|
|May||Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Magruder’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Battle of Williamsburg
|May 31-June 1||
Battle of Seven Pines
|June-July||Assigned to Semmes’ Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Magruder’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
|July||Assigned to Semmes’ Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|September||Assigned to Artillery Battalion, McLaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.|
The battery shelled the advancing Federals all day and suffered no loss.
The battery was commanded by Captain Basil Manly. It was equipped with three 6-pounder Guns, two 12-pounder Howitzers, and one 3-in. Ordnance Rifle.
Men from Captain W. P. Lloyd’s disbanded battery, Company G, 3rd North Carolina Artillery Regiment, were added to Manly’s battery.
From the marker to Manly’s Battery on the Gettysburg battlefield:
July 2. Took position here 3.30 P. M. and became actively engaged. At 5 P. M. advanced to Peach Orchard and continued firing until dark. Returned here after night.
July 3. The Napoleons remained here. The two rifles with the two rifles of Fraser’s Battery took position at 5 A. M. under CaPart Manly on crest beyond Emmitsburg Road north of Peach Orchard were engaged in the great cannonade and after Longstreet’s assault aided in checking pursuit. Continued firing at intervals until 7.30 P. M. Then resumed this position.
July 4. At 10 A. M. aided in checking an advance of three regiments. After night withdrew from the field.
Ammunition expended 1146 rounds.
Losses Killed 3 Wounded 4 Missing 4 Horses killed or disabled 20
|September||Assigned to Cabell’s Battalion, Artillery Reserve, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|April||Assigned to Cabell’s Battalion, 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.|
Battle of South Anna
|November 1864||Captain Manly was promoted to major.|