Confederate Regiments & Batteries > Virginia

October 4 Formed by the consolidation of the 1st Fluvanna and 2nd Fluvanna Batteries under the command of Captain John L. Massie. Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
April-May Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain John Livingston Massie. It was equipped with one 3″ Ordnance Rifle and three Napoleons and was placed on Benner’s Hill for the bombardment of the Union lines prior to Pickett’s Charge.

From the War Department marker to the battery on Benner’s Hill:

July 1.The Battery arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.

July 2. Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 A. M. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until night when the Battery returned to the position of the morning.

July 3. Ordered to the extreme left of Confederate line. At midnight moved with Johnson’s Division to Seminary Ridge.

July 4. Took position on the ridge west of town and at midnight moved on the march to Hagerstown.

No report of casualties or ammunition expended.

July Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
Bristoe Campaign
November 7
Battle of Kelly’s Ford
November – December
Mine Run Campaign
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Artillery, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia
Lynchburg Campaign
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester

Captain Massie was killed. Lieutenant Charles G. Snead was promoted to captain and took command of the battery.

September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
March 2
Battle of Waynesborough

The battery was overrun and captured along with most of Early’s small force.