Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


Its commanders were Captains G. Wilmer Brown, M.W. Henry, and William M. McGregor.

1862
September 18 The 2nd Company, Stuart Horse Artillery was created by dividing the original Stuart Horse Artillery into two, with the new 2nd Company under the command of Captain Matthias W. Henry. The battery was on the Antietam battlefield at the time, having been engaged the day before. Like its sister company it was assigned to the Horse Artillery Battalion, Cavalry Division, Army of Northern Virginia. The battery withdrew across the Potomac to Virginia.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
December 27-29
Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station
1863
February 15 Captain Henry was promoted to major and was assigned to command of the artillery in Hood’s Division. Lieutenant Wiliam McGregor was promoted to captain and took command of the battery.
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 9
Battle of Brandy Station
June 30
Battle of Hanover, Pennsylvania
July 2-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was under the command of Captain William McGregor. It brought 106 men to Gettysburg equipped with two Napoleons and two 3″ Ordnance Rifles.

From the War Department tablet to the battery on the East Cavalry Field at Gettysburg:

July 3. The Battery took an active part in the fight arriving about 2 P. M. and keeping up its fire until the ample supply of ammunition furnished on its way here in the forenoon was exhausted. It withdrew from the field under orders about nightfall.

Losses Killed 5 Wounded 7 Total 12
Horses killed and disabled 11

July 6-10
Battles of Funkstown and Boonesboro
August 21 Captain McGregor left on leave.
September Stuart’s cavalry command was expanded to a corps. The battery was assigned to the Horse Artillery Battalion, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign

The battery was armed with four 3″ Ordnance Rifles.

November Captain McGregor returned from leave.
1864
February 29
Stannardsville
June
Siege of Petersburg
1865
February 18 Captain McGregor was promoted to major and took command of the battalion. Lieutenant George Wilmer Brown was promoted to captain and commanded the battery until its surrender.
March Assigned to the McGregor’s Battalion, Horse Artillery, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
March-April Assigned to the Thomson’s Battalion, Horse Artillery, Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
April
Appomattox Court House

Only two men of the battery surrendered with Lee’s army.