Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


The battery was commanded by Captains Charles F. Johnston, William H. Southall and James W. Wyatt.

1861
June Organized from men of Albemarle County. Originally assigned to 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery as Company H but operated as an indpendent battery.
October Assigned to Artillery, Department of the Peninsula
1862
January Attached to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
April-May Siege of Yorktown
June 25 – July 1
Seven Days battles

The battery lost two men wounded

July Moved to North Carolina
1863
June Assigned to Poague’s Artillery Battalion, Pender’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain James W. Wyatt and brought 94 men to the field, losing 13 casualties. It was equipped with 1 10-pounder Parrott rifle, 2 3″ Ordnance rifles and 1 12-pounder howitzer

From the War Department marker on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 2. Late in the evening the Parrott and Rifles took position here.

July 3. At 7 A. M. they opened on the Union position but were soon ordered to cease firing as they drew the concentrated fire of several batteries. They afterward took part in all the operations of the artillery during the day including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault. The Howitzer remained in the rear and was not engaged in the battle but held in readiness to resist any advance of the Union forces.

July 4. In the evening about dusk began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

July 14 Falling Waters
August Assigned to Poague’s Artillery Battalion, Wilcox’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October Bristoe Campaign
November-December Mine Run Campaign
December Assigned to Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
1864
May 5-6
Battle of The Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26 North Anna
June 1-3
Cold Harbor

Captain James Wyatt was killed. Lieutenant Nathan Penick took over the battery.

June Siege of Petersburg begins
October The battery was commanded by Captain Charles F. Johnston
December 28 The battery was reported as armed with two 10-lb. Parrotts and one 12-lb. Napoleon
1864
April 9, 1865
Appomattox Court House

Surrendered 3 officers and 45 men.