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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-June Assigned to 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.