|May||Created from six companies of the 2nd Virginia Artillery Regiment under the command of Lieutenant Colonel James C. Johnson and Major Edward P. Tayloe.|
|June-July||Assigned to Pender’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
Battle of Mechanicsville
|August-May||Assigned to Field’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
The battalion lost seven men.
The battalion lost 22 casualties.
The battalion was commanded by Major E.P. Tayloe.
Major Tayloe was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain John S. Bowles to major.
The battalion lost 27 casualties.
The battalion lost 29 casualties.
|May||Assigned to Field’s-Walker’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battalion was commanded by Major John S. Bowles. It brought 237 men to the field and lost 24 casualties.
July 1. Crossed the Run at 2 P.M. between Chambersburg Pike and Reynolds Woods. Engaged Union forces on McPherson ridge and with other troops on left drove them back to next ridge capturing two flags and many prisoners with some sharpshooters in the barn. Soon afterwards the Brigade was relieved by Pender’s Division.
July 2. Lay in the woods west of the Run. In the evening took position near here.
July 3. In Longstreet’s assault this Brigade was on the left flank of the column and as it approached the Union position was exposed to a severe fire of musketry on the left flank and artillery and musketry in front. It pushed beyond the Emmitsburg Road but was met by a heavy front and flank fire from the Union lines north of the Bryan Barn and compelled to fall back.
July 4. After night withdrew and began the march to Hagerstown.
Mine Run Campaign
Lieutenant Colonel Tayloe was wounded.
|September 30||Jones’s Farm and Squirrel Level Road|
|October 1||Pegram’s Farm|
|October 2||Harman Road|
|November 8||Captain John Samuel (“Johnsam”) Bowles of Company H was promoted to major.|
|December||Major Bowles was injured by a falling tree|
|December 22||Special Order 303 of the Adjutant and Inspector Generals Office disbanded the battalion, but the order was not carried out.|
|January-March||Assigned to Mayo’s-Barton’s Brigade, Department of Richmond|
|March-April||Assigned to Barton’s Brigade, G.W.C. Lee’s Division, Department of Richmond|
|April||Assigned to Barton’s Brigade, G.W.C. Lee’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia|
Lieutenant Colonel Tayloe was captured.