|March 1||Organized in Edgecombe County and mustered in under the command of Captain Whitmel Pugh Lloyd. Equipped with two 6-pounder Smoothbores and two 12-pounder Howitzers. Assigned to the Department of Henrico.|
|May-August||Assigned to the Department of North Carolina.|
|August-September||Moved to Virginia and assigned to Artillery Battalion, D. H. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.|
|September-October||Assigned to Cutt’s Battalion, Artillery Reserve, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia. “Although it started with the wagon-train from Richmond, it did not overtake the command for a week after the train had arrived, and was then in so unserviceable a condition as to be left at Leesburg.” – General Ransom’s report.|
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
The battery was not engaged or under fire but still lost one of its 6-pounders and two caissons. General Ransom considered it “an incumbrance” and recommended that it be disbanded.
|October 4||The battery was disbanded and the men were assigned to Companies A & D of the 1st North Carolina Artillery.|