|May||Organized before May 11 under the command of Captain Edgar F Moseley.|
|June-October||Assigned to Artillery of the Department of the Peninsula.|
|July 5||Near Newport News|
|January-March||Assigned to Artillery, Forces at Leesburg, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia|
Siege of Yorktown
Assigned to Reserve Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia
|June-February||Assigned to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
|August||Captain Moseley was promoted to major. Lieutenant Benjamin H. Smith was promoted to captain and took over the battery.|
The battery was under the command of Captain Smith. It was armed with two 10-pounder Parrott Rifles and two 12-pounder howitzers. The battery did not reach the area until late in the day and did not cross the Potomac, guarding the fords at Shepherdstown.
Skirmish at Charles Town
Captain Smith was wounded and captured. He would lose his foot as the result of his wound.
|February-July||Assigned to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Captain Benjamin Smith commanded the battery at Gettysburg. It was equipped with four 3″ Ordnance Rifles.
From the battery marker at Gettysburg on Seminary Ridge Avenue:
July 1. Reached the field in evening too late to take part in the battle.
July 2. Early in the morning took position here. About 4 P. M. opened fire upon the batteries on Cemetery Hill and continued firing until dark.
July 3. Moved to position south of Fairfield Road. Took part in the great cannonade preceding Longstreet’s final assault and kept firing for some time afterwards. Withdrew at night to camp in rear.
July 4. After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.
Ammunition expended 314 rounds.
|September-June||Brown’s Battalion was transferred to the 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia, when most of Longstreet’s Corps was transferred to the Western Theater.|
|January||Captain Smith was court martialled for “misbehavior before the enemy” at Gettysburg. He was aquitted.|
Captain Smith was captured and imprisoned at Fort Delaware.
Battle of North Anna
Assigned to Hardaway’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
|September 14||Captain Smith was paroled.|
3rd Battle of New Market Heights/Chaffin’s Inn/Fort Gilmer