Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia

Also known as Bedford Light Artillery and Johnson’s Bedford Battery. Not to be confused with the Bedford Artillery.

August Organized from Company C of the 28th Virginia Infantry Regiment under the command of Captain Thomas M. Bowyer.
January Assigned to Department of the Pennsula.
Late January Assigned to Smith’s-Ewell’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.
April 12 The battery was reorganized under the command of Captain John R. Johnson.
July Assigned to Artillery, Battalion, Ewell’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August 9
Cedar Mountain
August 28-30
2nd Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 14-15
Siege of Harpers Ferry
September 16 Left Harpers Ferry during the night and marched west, crossed the Potomac at Blackford’s Ford and reached Sharpsburg in the morning. Late in the day was moved to the West Woods in support of Jackson’s Division.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Captain John R. Johnson, the battery consisted of 108 men equipped with two 12-pounder howitzers and one 6-pounder gun. One report shows one 12-pounder and two 6-pounders. The battery lost one man killed and 10 wounded.

October 4 The battery disbanded and its men were transferred to the Purcell and Faquier Artillery.