Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


 

1862
September 1 The 30th Virginia Sharpshooter Battalion was organized in southwestern Virginia with six companies under the command of Lieutenant Colonel J. Lyle Clarke and Major Major Peter Otey. It was assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Department of Southwestern Virginia. Companies A and B were artillery companies that had been captured with the surrender of Fort Donelson, had lost their guns and been paroloed, and were available for service after being exchanged.

 

Company A – was Gauley Artillery Battery – Captain Stephen Adams
Company B – was French’s Artillery Battery – Captain Napoleon Bonparte French
Company C – was Vawter’s Western Artillery Battery – Captain Lewis Addison Vawter
Company D – Captain Charles Erastus Vawter
Company E – Captain Richard Curzon Hoffman
Company F – Captain Lenox C. Armstrong

September
Kanawha Campaign
December Moved to North Carolina and assigned to Elzey’s Command, Department of North Carolina.
December Assigned to Colston’s Brigade, Elzey’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
December-February Assigned to Colston’s-Pryor’s Brigade, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
1863
April-October Returned to western Virginia and assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia
October-November Assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Ransom’s Division, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee
November-December
Siege of Knoxville
1864
March-May Assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia
May-June Moved with Wharton’s Division to join Breckinridge in the Shenandoah Valley and assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia.
May 15
Battle of New Market
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s-Wharton’s Division, Army of the Valley.

July 9
Battle of Monococy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
March 2
Battle of Waynesborough

Thr battalion was captured or dispersed with the final destrution of Early’s army.