Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia

April 22 Organized in Pittsylvania County under the command of Captain Lindsay M. Schumaker
June Attached to  the Army of the Northwest
July 13-14
Battle of Corrick’s Ford
September Attached to H.R. Jackson’s Brigade, the Army of the Northwest
October 3
Battle of the Greenbriar River
December Attached to S.R. Anderson’s Brigade, the Army of the Northwest
March Attached to Fulkerson’s Brigade, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
March 23
Battle of Kernstown
April 21 The battery reorganized. Captain George W. Wooding was elected commander. Captain Schumaker was promoted to major and appoint to command of Jackson’s Division Artillery.
Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Jackson’s Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia

June-July Assigned to Fulkerson’s-Warren’s-Hampton’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
June 25 – July 1
Seven Days battles
June 27
Gaines’ Mill

The battery lost 1 man killed and three men wounded.

July 1
Malvern Hill
August Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Jackson’s Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
August 21
Cunningham’s Ford
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 12-15
Battle of Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Captain George W. Wooding. The battery was equipped with one 10-pounder Parrott Rifle and one 3″ Ordnance Rifle. The battery was posted on Nicodemus Heights on the morning of the battle. It lost one man killed, 13 wounded and 1 missing out of 64 men engaged.

September 26 The battery was reinforced by men and equipment from the Eighth Star New Market Artillery when it was disbanded.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

The battery had 13 men wounded. Captain Wooding was mortally wounded in the thigh. He would die on February 1.

February Attached to Hardaway’s-McIntosh’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June Attached to McIntosh’s Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Robert Sidney Rice.

From the War Department markers on the north end of West Confederate Avenue on the Gettysburg battlefield:

Army of Northern Virginia
Hill’s Corps Artillery Reserve
McIntosh’s Battalion Rice’s Battery
Danville Virginia Artillery
Four Napoleons

July 1. In position near Chambersburg Pike west of Herr’s Tavern and firing when Union forces were visible. Enfiladed their line at one time in and near railroad.

July 2. Two guns took position here and were actively engaged under heavy fire of sharpshooters and artillery. The other two guns in reserve.

July 3. All the guns were actively engaged in this position.

July 4. Withdrew at evening to Marsh Creek on Fairfield Road.

Losses not reported in detail.

July Assigned to McIntosh’d Battalion,
Bristoe Campaign

The battery had eight men wounded.

Mine Run Campaign
May 5-6
Battle of The Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
North Anna
June 1-3
Cold Harbor
Petersburg Siege
April 9, 1865
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee’s army. The battery surrendered 4 officers and 79 men.