Confederate Regiments & BatteriesMaryland


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1861
July The 1st Maryland Artillery Company (C.S.A.) was organized in Richmond under the command of Captain R. Andrews Snowden.
1862
June Captain Snowden was promoted to Major and took command of the battalion. First Lieutenant William Fendley Dement was promoted to captain and took command of the battery.
Battle of Mechanicsville
Battle of Gaines’ Mills
July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
August 28
Battle of Groveton
August 29-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 14-15
Harpers Ferry

Two guns were in action on Maryland Heights.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The regiment was commanded by Captain William F. Dement and was equipped with four Napoleons.

From the monument to the battery at Antietam on the Harpers Ferry Road:

The Battery under the command of Capt. William F. Dement occupied a position in the field in the rear of this marker. The monument to the Maryland troops is near the Dunkard Church.

There is evidence that this is incorrect and that the battery was not one of the two batteries of Ewell’s Division that made it across the Potomac and onto the field.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg
1864
Locust Grove
Payne’s Farm
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 15
Siege of Petersburg
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The battery surrendered.