Confederate Regiments & BatteriesSouth Carolina

June 13 The Washington (South Carolina) Artillery Volunteers was mustered into service with 147 men from South Carolina’s Washington Artillery militia. It was under the command of Captain Stephen D. Lee but due to his responsibilities on General Beauregard’s staff he would not assume his duties with the battery until it was in Virginia. The battery was planned to be part of the combined arms Hampton Legion but served as an independent battery. It was originally armed with two 3.5″ Rifles and four 12 pounder howitzers.
June 24 The company left for Virginia.
November 8 Captain Stephen D. Lee was promoted to major. He was replaced as battery commander by Captain James F. Hart, an 1857 graduate of The Citadel. The battery was reequipped with four Blakely Rifles importaed from England.
March 29 Edisto Island (detachmet of one section)
April-June Assigned to 3rd Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida
June-July Moved to the Virginia Peninsula and assigned to Garnett’s Artillery Battalion, D. R. Jones’s Division, Magruder’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The battery lost 1 man killed amd 4 wounded.

July Assigned to Semmes’s Brigade, D. R. Jones’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August Assigned to Horse Artillery Battalion, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 12
Monocacy River
September 13
Braddock’s Gap
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
October 9-12
Stuart’s Second Ride Around McClellan (section)
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station
June 14-15
Second Battle of Winchester
June 19 Middleburg
June 21 Upperville
June 30
Battle of Hanover
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery sent 4 officers and 75 enlisted men to the field.

July 5
Battle of Williamsport
September-January Assigned to Chew’s Battalion, Horse Artillery, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia
October 9-22
Bristoe Campaign
Mine Run Campaign
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Petersburg Campaign
October 1
Vaughan Road
October 27
Burgess’s Mill

Captain Hart was badly wounded, losing his leg. He was promoted to major, and Lieutenant E. Lindsley Halsey was promoted to captain and took command of the battery.

February- 5-7
Battle of Hatcher’s Run
Carolinas Campaign

Moved to South Carolina and assigned to Butler’s Division Artillery, Hampton’s Cavalry Command

April 26
Durham Station

Surrendered with Johnston’s Army