Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia


1862
March 22 Organized under the command of Captain John Lewis Eubank for three years service.
May 15 Assigned as Company C, 12th Artillery Battalion
August Armed with one 3″ Ordnance Rifle, one 12-pounder Howitzer and one 6-pounder smoothbore. Assigned to Lee’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Longstreet;’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August 28
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

From the War Department marker for Longstreet’s Reserve Artillery in front of the National cemetery:

The Reserve Artillery crossed the Antietam about 8 A.M. of the 15th and took position on the high ground overlooking the creek to the east and south of Sharpsburg. Eubank’s Battery was posted on the bluff commanding the Burnside Bridge. At 1 P.M. the Reserve Artillery engaged the long-range guns of the enemy along the heights on the east bank of Antietam Creek. During the night of the 15th the Reserve Artillery was moved to the left, to a position near the Dunkard Church.

From the War Department marker for Longstreet’s Reserve Artillery along Hagerstown Pike:

At daybreak of the 17th the Ashland Artillery, the Bedford Artillery, the Brooks Artillery and Parker’s Battery, went into position on the ridge east of the Dunkard Church. At about 7 A.M., the Brooks Artillery was withdrawn and the Madison Artillery took its place, one section advancing to the open field field north. About 8:15 A.M., the Batteries were withdrawn to a position west of the Hagerstown road and about 600 yards south of the Dunkard Church. At 9 A.M., they were withdrawn to Sharpsburg. At 3 P.M., they formed on the high ground commanding the Boonsboro Pike and the Middle Bridge over the Antietam. Eubanks’ Battery was detached from the Battalion on the 15th and was in support of Toombs’ Brigade in front of the Burnside Bridge.

November Colonel Lee was promoted to Brigadier General and transferred to the Western Theater. Colonel E. Porter Alexander took command of the Reserve Artillery.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
March 23 Captain Eubanks resigned due to ill health. Captain Osmond B. Taylor took command of the battery.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
July 1-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Osmond B. Taylor.

From the War Department marker on the Gettysburg battlefield:

Army of Northern Virginia
Longstreet’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Alexander’s Battalion
 Taylor’s Battery
Four Napoleons

July 2. Took position here 4 P. M. and opened fire on Peach Orchard. Advanced at 5 P. M. with the infantry to a position about 400 feet north of Peach Orchard and east of Emmitsburg Road continuing actively engaged until night.

July 3. Took position 3 A. M. in main artillery line near Smith House northeast of Sherfy House on Emmitsburg Road and held it all day. Took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s final assault supported that assault and aided in repelling sharpshooters afterwards. Retired from the front after night.

July 4. In position near here until 4 P. M. Then withdrew to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

Losses Killed 2 Wounded 10

September Moved by rail to Georgia. Assigned to Alexander’s Artillery Battalion, 1st Corps, Army of Tennessee
September-
November
Siege of Chattanooga
November Assigned to Alexander’s Artillery Battalion, Department of East Tennessee
November
Siege of Knoxville
November 16 Campbell’s Station
1864
April Returned from Tennessee to Virginia. Assigned to Alexander-Huger’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
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
June-April
Siege of Petersburg
1865
April 9, 1865
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee’s army.