|The Richmond (Virginia) Orange Artillery was created in Richmond
|Assigned to Department of the Peninsula Artillery.
|Assigned to McLaws’s Division, Department of the Peninsula
|The battery reorganized under the command of Captain Thomas Jefferson Peyton.
|Assigned to Army of Northern Virginia Reserve Artillery
|Assigned to Jones’s Artillery Battalion, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
|June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
White Oak Swamp
The battery was under the command of Captain Peyton and suffered eight men wounded. It was equipped with one 3″ Ordnance Rifle, one 12-pounder Napoleon and three 6-pounders.
|Assigned to Artillery Battalion, D.H. Hill’s-Rodes’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
|Jackson’s Command became the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
|The battery received men from the disbanded Goochland Artillery and Campbell Long Island Artillery.
|The battery was reorganized.
The battery suffered three casualties.
|Captain Peyton resigned his commission due to illness. Lieutenant Charles W. Fry was promoted to captain and took command of the battery.
The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Charles William Fry. It brought 80 men to the battle equipped with two 10 pounder Parrotts and two 3″ Ordnance Rifles. It lost eight men casualties.
Ewell’s Corps Rodes’ Division
July 1. Opened fire soon after arriving here upon the Union troops near the Chambersburg Pike to which their artillery replied with a heavy fire that caused some loss. Soon afterward the Union forces extended their line northward to the Mummasburg Road and this Battery by its enfilading fire aided our infantry in the severe conflict which ended with the withdrawal of the First Corps from Seminary Ridge.
July 2. In position but was not engaged.
July 3. All its guns were on Seminary Ridge near the Railroad cut and took part in the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.
Losses not reported. Ammunition expended 882 rounds.
Mine Run Campaign
The battery lost two guns captured in the fighting in the Mule Shoe. The two surviving guns had been on detatched duty and were not in the Mule Shoe when the attack started. After the battle the few survivors of the Jeff Davis (AL) Artillery would serve with the Orange Artillery until the end of the war.
Battle of North Anna
|Assigned to Page’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of the Valley
|Assigned to Cutshaw’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of the Valley
|The battery was reported as equipped with two 12 pounder howitzers.
|Assigned to Cutshaw’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
Battle of Waynesboro
The battery surrendered 20 men.