Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia

The 2nd Rockbridge (Virginia) Artillery mustered a total of 210 men during the Civil War. Of these, 22 were killed, 66 wounded, 31 died of disease and 60 were captured.

September 28 The 2nd Rockbridge (Virginia) Artillery was organized from Company B, 52nd Virginia Infantry Regiment, under the command of Captain John Miller. All of its members were from Rockbridge County.
November-December Assigned to Jonhson’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest
Camp Alleghany

The battery lost one man killed and four wounded.

March-May Assigned to Artillery, Army of the Northwest
May Reorganized for the duration of the war under the command of Captain John M. Lusk and Lieutenants W.K. Donald, Samuel Wallace, and A.J. Hayslett.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Ewell’s Division, Army of the Valley District

June 1
Battle of Strasburg
June 8-9
Battles of Cross Keys and Port Republic

The battery lost 2 men killed and 4 wounded.

August Equipped with two 6 pounder Smoothbores, one 3″ Ordnance Rifle, and one 10 pounder Parrott Rifle.
September-February Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Jackson’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The battery lost seven men wounded.

February-June Assigned to Hardaway’s-McIntosh’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

The battery lost 2 men killed and 9 wounded. Lieutenant Donald was wounded.

June 1 Captain Lusk resigned due to poor health. Some records indicate that he continued to command the battery until after Gettysburg as his resignation had not yet been accepted.
June 28-29 The battery lost 2 men captured at Funkstown.
June-July Assigned to McIntosh’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Lieutenant Samuel Wallace. It was equipped with four 3″ Ordnance Rifles. It lost 3 men killed and 7 wounded.

From the battery marker at Gettysburg on West Confederate Avenue:

July 1. In position near Chambersburg Pike west of Herr’s Tavern and actively engaged in the evening.

July 2. Occupied this position and was actively engaged. Had one gun disabled.

July 3. Remained here and was actively engaged.

July 4. Withdrew at evening to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

July Assigned to McIntosh’s Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
Bristoe Campaign
October 14
Battle of Bristoe Station

The battery lost 1 man killed and 16 wounded.

Mine Run Campaign
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness

The battery lost 1 man wounded.

May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House

The battery lost 1 man wounded.

May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3 Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg

The battery was commanded by Captain William K. Donald.

July 30
Battle of the Crater
December 28 Armed with three 24 pounder Howitzers.
April 2
Final Assault on Petersburg

Lieutenant William Wallace was killed. Lieutenant William T. Wilson took command of the battery.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

One officer, Lieutenant William T. Wilson, and 27 enlisted men of the battery were surrendered with Lee’s army