Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


“Wise Legion Artillery”

1861
June 8 The Centerville (Virginia) Rifles Artillery was organized as Company C of the Wise Legion Artillery in Prince William County under the command of Captain William M. Lowry.
July Assigned to the Kanawha Valley.
1862
May 10
Giles Court House
March Assigned to Artillery Battalion, District of Lewisburg
May Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Army of New River, District of Lewisburg, Department of Southwestern Virginia.
May 10
Giles Court House
May 15 Reorganized as an independent company and designated the Centerville Rifles Artillery, still under the command of Captain William M. Lowry.
September
Kanawha Campaign

Assigned to the Artillery Battalion, Department of Western Virginia

September 10
Fayetteville
September 13
Charleston
December The battery mustered 3 officers and 116 enlisted men.
1863
April-May Assigned to Echols’s Brigade, Department of Western Virginia
May-October Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Department of Western Virginia
June 29-July 4
Expedition to Beverley
August 26-27
White Sulphur Springs

The battery was equipped with two 3 inch Ordnance Rifles, one 12 pounder howitzer, and one 24 pounder howitzer.

October-February Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Ransom’s Division, Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee
November 6
Droop Mountain
November
Knoxville Campaign
1864
February-May Assigned to King’s Battalion, Artillery, Department of East Tennessee
May-June Assigned to King’s Battalion, Artillery, Department of Southwestern Virginia. The battery mustered 4 officers and 125 enlisted men.
May 15
Battle of New Market
June
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to King’s-McLaughlin’s Battalion, Department of Southwestern Virginia

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
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
March
Siege of Petersburg
March 17 Ordered to turn over its guns and equipment to other batteries and for its personnel to report to Richmond.