Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia

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
June 26
Battle of Mechanicsville
August-May Assigned to Field’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain

The battalion lost seven men.

August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)

The battalion lost 22 casualties.

September 12-15
Siege of Harper’s Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The battalion was commanded by Major E.P. Tayloe.

September 20
Shepherdstown Ford
November 20

Major Tayloe was promoted to lieutenant colonel and Captain John S. Bowles to major.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The battalion lost 27 casualties.

May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The battalion lost 29 casualties.

May Assigned to Field’s-Walker’s Brigade, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battalion was commanded by Major John S. Bowles. It brought 237 men to the field and lost 24 casualties.

From the monument to Brockenbrough’s Brigade at Gettysburg:

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.

Bristoe Campaign
Mine Run Campaign
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-12
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

Lieutenant Colonel Tayloe was wounded.

May 22-26
North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
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
April 6
Sayler’s Creek

Lieutenant Colonel Tayloe was captured.

April 9
Appomattox Court House