Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1861
September 3 Organized in Amherst and Nelson Counties under the command of Captain Woodville Latham. (The battery is also referred to as Nelson Light Artillery Number 1. A different battery known as the Amherst Battery was organized in July of 1861 under Captain Thomas J. Kirkpatrick.)
1862
November Assigned to Cocke’s Brigade, Longsreet’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.
May 7 The battery reorganized.
April Assigned to 2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina and Georgia.
July Assigned to 2nd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
December Assigned to 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
1863
October The battery was moved to Virginia without guns or equipment. It was equipped and assigned to Henry-Haskell’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
October Bristoe Campaign
Late October Assigned to Cabell’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
November-December Mine Run Campaign
December Assigned to Haskell’s Battalion, 3rd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
1864
April Assigned to Haskell’s Battalion, 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. The battery mustered 2 officers and 107 men at this time.
May 5-6
Battle of The Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
December 28 The battery was armed with 26 mortars.
1864
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee’s army.The battery surrendered 1 officer and 12 men.