Confederate Regiments & BatteriesSouth Carolina


1862
Spring The Charleston German Artillery was created in the spring under the command of Captain William Kunhardt Bachman. Equipped with four 12 pounde Napoleons. Assigned to Walker’s Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
June 23-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The battery suffered three casualties.

July Assigned to Pender’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
July-August Assigned to Walker’s Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
August Assigned to Toombs’s Brigade, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
August-February Assigned to Frobel’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
August 28-30 Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The battery was commanded at Sharpsburg by Captain Bachman. It was equipped with four Napoleons and two Blakeky Rifles, and lost 2 men killed and 2 wounded.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
February-April
Suffolk Campaign

Assigned to Artillery Brigade, Hood’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

April-May Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Department of Southern Virginia.
May-July Assigned to Henry’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded at Gettysburg by Captain Bachman. It was equipped with four Napoleons.

From the marker for the battery at Gettysburg along South Confederate Avenue:

July 2. In reserve near here but not engaged.

July 3. In position here and actively engaged in firing upon the Union lines within range. About 5 P. M. aided in repelling cavalry under Brig. Gen. Farnsworth which had charged into the valley between this point and Round Top.

July 4. Occupied position near by and west of this until 6 P. M. Then withdrew from the field.

July-September Assigned to Henry’s-Haskell’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
October Moved to South Carolina, then to Georgia and took part in the defence of Savannah.
October-November Returned to South Carolina and assigned to 5th Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
December-July Assigned to 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
1864
April The battery refitted, mustering 94 men.
July-December Assigned to McLaws’s Division, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
December-January Assigned to 3rd Battalion, Light Artillery, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
December 9 Tullifinney Station
1865
January-February Assigned to Mercer’s Brigade, Wright’s Division, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Equipped with four 12 pounder Napoleons.
April 26
Durham Station

Surrendered with Johnston’s army.