|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
|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|
|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|
Siege of Knoxville
|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.|
|Late may||Moved with Breckinridge’s Division to join Lee’s army around Richmond.|
Assigned to Wharton’s Brigade, Breckinridge’s-Wharton’s Division, Army of the Valley.
Battle of Fort Stevens
Battle of Waynesborough
Thr battalion was captured or dispersed with the final destruction of Early’s army.