Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia

February 17 Created in Richmond under the command of Captain Greenlee Davidson.
June-July Assigned to Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia. Equipped with two 3″ Rifles, two 6″ smoothbores and two 12 pounder howitzers.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

The battery suffered 19 casualties.

June 27
Gaines’s Mill
June 30
Frayser’s Farm
July 1
Malvern Hill
July Assigned to Gregg’s Brigade, A.P. Hill’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August-May Assigned to Artillery Battalion, A.P. Hill’s Division, Jackson’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain
August 23
Battle of Warrenton Springs
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 1
Battle of Chantilly
September 12-15
Siege of Harpers Ferry

Remained at Harpers Ferry and did not participate in the Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

September 20
Shepherdstown Ford
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg

Lieutenant Brander was wounded.

May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville

Captain Davidson was mortally wounded at Hazel Grove. Thomas A. Brander took over as captain.

May-July Assigned to Pegram’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Brander. It brought 65 men to the field and lost 17 casualties.

From the marker to the battery on West Confederate Avenue at Gettysburg:

Hill’s Corps Artillery Reserve
Pegram’s Battalion Brander’s Battery
The Letcher Artillery

Two Napoleons Two 10 Pounder Parrotts

July 1. In position at first on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern but moved later to a hill east of Willoughby Run about 500 yards from the Union batteries and from that point fired upon the Union infantry with much effect although itself exposed to a heavy fire of canister.

July 2. Occupied this position early in the morning and was engaged at intervals in firing upon the Union lines and batteries.

July 3. Actively participated in all the operations of the artillery including the cannonade preceding Longstreet’s assault.

July 4. Withdrew about sunset and began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses not reported in detail.

July Assigned to Pegram’s Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
October Bristoe Campaign
November-December Mine Run Campaign
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 22-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
June 29
Battle of Reames’s Station
July 30
Battle of the The Crater
August 18-21
Weldon Railroad
October 1
Pegram’s Farm
October 8
Squirrel Level Road
October 27
Burgess’s Mill
December The battery was recorded as being equipped with four 12-pounder Napoleons.
February 5-7
Hatcher’s Run
March 25
Fort Stedman
April 1
Battle of Five Forks
April 2 Final Assault on Petersburg
April 8
Appomattox Station

Commanded by Lieutenant James E. Tyler

April 9
Appomattox Court House

Only two enlisted men from the battery surrendered.