Confederate Regiments & Batteries * North Carolina


“Ellis Flying Artillery” “Manly’s Battery”

1861
April Company A of the 1st North Carolina Artillery Regiment was organized in Raleigh uner the command of Captain Stephen D. Ramseur (West Point Class of 1860).
May 8 Mustered in. Equipped with three 6-pounder smoothbores, two 12-pounder Howitzers, and one 3″ Rifle.
July-March Assigned to the Department of Norfolk.
1862
March-April Assigned to Semmes’ Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Magruder’s Command, Department of Northern Virginia.
April-May
Siege of Yorktown

Assigned to Griffith’s Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Magruder’s Command, Department of Northern Virginia.

April 16 Captain Ramseur became colonel of the newly created 49th North Carolina Infantry Regiment. First Lieutenant Basil C. Manly, son of the former governor of North Carolina, was promoted to captain.
May Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Magruder’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 23-24
New Bridge
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines
June-July Assigned to Semmes’ Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Magruder’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
June 29
Savage’s Station
July Assigned to Semmes’ Brigade, McLaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
September Assigned to Artillery Battalion, McLaws’ Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
September 14
South Mountain (Crampton’s Gap)

The battery shelled the advancing Federals all day and suffered no loss.

September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
October 14

Men from Captain W. P. Lloyd’s disbanded battery, Company G, 3rd North Carolina Artillery Regiment, were added to Manly’s battery.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg
From the marker to Manly’s Battery on the Gettysburg battlefield:

July 2. Took position here 3.30 P. M. and became actively engaged. At 5 P. M. advanced to Peach Orchard and continued firing until dark. Returned here after night.

July 3. The Napoleons remained here. The two rifles with the two rifles of Fraser’s Battery took position at 5 A. M. under CaPart Manly on crest beyond Emmitsburg Road north of Peach Orchard were engaged in the great cannonade and after Longstreet’s assault aided in checking pursuit. Continued firing at intervals until 7.30 P. M. Then resumed this position.

July 4. At 10 A. M. aided in checking an advance of three regiments. After night withdrew from the field.

Ammunition expended 1146 rounds.

Losses Killed 3 Wounded 4 Missing 4 Horses killed or disabled 20

July 10 Funktown
September Assigned to Cabell’s Battalion, Artillery Reserve, Army of Northern Virginia.
1864
April Assigned to Cabell’s Battalion, 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
Battle of South Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg
November 1864 Captain Manly was promoted to major.
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House