Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


 

1861
April Created in Richmond under the command of Captain Lawrence S. Marye.
May 11 Mustered into one year’s state service.
August Assigned to S.R. Anderson’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest
December Assigned to Gilham’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest
1862
January Assigned to Artillery, Army of the Northwest
January-May Assigned to Burks’s-Campbell’s Brigade, Army of the Valley District
March 23
Battle of Kernstown
April 21 The battery reorganized. Lieutenant William H. Caskie was elected captain and took command of the battery.
May-June
Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Assigned to Artillery, Jacksons Division, Army of the Valley District

June-July Assigned to Cunningham’s-J.R. Jones’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August-February Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Jackson’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia. Equipped with three 6 pounder howitzers and one 10 pounder Parrott rifle.
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 15
Siege of Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The 6 pounders were not at the battle.

October 4 The men of the disbanded Richmond Thomas Battery merged into the Hampden Battery.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
April-May
Suffolk Campaign

Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Pickett’s Division, Department of Southern Virginia

May Captain Dearing was promoted to major and made Chief of Artillery for Pickett’s Division. William H. Caskie was promoted to captain and took command of the battery. Assigned to Dearing’s Artillery Battalion, Pickett’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
June Assigned to the 38th Virginia Light Artillery Battalion as Company C. The four batteries in the battalion would continue to operate independently and be known by their older designations. The battery was equipped with one 10-pounder Parrott, one 3″ Ordnance Rifle and two Napoleons.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

From the battery’s marker at Gettysburg:

Dearing’s Battalion Caskie’s Battery
The Hampden Artillery
One 10 Pounder Parrott One 3 Inch Rifle
and Two Napoleons

July 3. Advanced to the front about daylight. Later in the morning took position on the ridge west of the Emmitsburg Road and near the Rogers House remaining for hours unengaged. When the signal guns were fired about 1 P. M. moved forward to the crest of the hill and took an active part in the cannonade. Ammunition was exhausted while Longstreet’s column was advancing the last round being fired at the Union infantry which assailed his right flank. Efforts to procure a fresh supply of ammunition proving unsuccessful the Battery was withdrawn.

July 4. In line of battle all day with the left wing of McLaws’ Division. Marched at sunset to Black Horse Tavern.

September-December Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Pickett’s Division, Department of North Carolina
December Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Department of North Carolina
1864
April 17-20
Plymouth Expedition
May Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Whiting’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
May-June Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Hoke’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
May 17-June 14 Bermuda Hundred
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
June
Siege of Petersburg

Assigned to Read’s Artillery Battalion, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia

October Assigned to Read’s-Stribling’s Artillery Battalion, 4th Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House