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July The 1st Maryland Artillery Company (C.S.A.) was organized in Richmond under the command of Captain R. Andrews Snowden.
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
June 15
Second Battle of Winchester
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain William F. Dement.

From the War Department marker to the First Maryland Battery on Benner’s Hill at Gettysburg:

Army of Northern Virginia
Ewell’s Corps Johnson’s Division
Latimer’s Battalion Dement’s Battery
First Maryland Battery
Four Napoleons

July 2. In position here about 4 P. M. and took part in the cannonade against the Union batteries on East Cemetery Hill and Culp’s Hill which continued over two hours. When the Battalion was withdrawn two guns of the Battery were left here to aid in repelling any attack. Soon afterward they reopened fire in support of the attack of Johnson’s infantry on Culp’s Hill which drew from the Union guns a heavy responsive fire by which Maj. Latimer was mortally wounded.

July 3. Remained in reserve and was not engaged.

July 4. Withdrew from the field with the Battalion.

Losses Killed 1 Wounded 4 Horses killed 9. One caisson exploded and one disabled.

October To Hanover Junction to join the reformed Maryland Line in the Department of Richmond.
Locust Grove
Payne’s Farm
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 15
Siege of Petersburg
April 9
Appomattox Court House

36 men from the battery surrendered with Lee’s army.