Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


 

1861
August 19 Created in Louisa County for one year’s service under the command of Captain Louis M. Coleman.
1862
January-March Assigned to Reserve Artillery, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia
April Army reorganization. Second Gun Sergeant Richard Channing Moore Page was elected captain of the battery effective May 2.
April-May
Siege of Yorktown

Assigned to Reserve Artillery, Department of Northern Virginia

June-July Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
September 12-15
Siege of Harper’s Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

Commanded by Captain Richard C.M. Page. The battery lost two men killed and seven wounded.

From the marker for Jones’s Artillery Battalion at Antietam:

Jones’ Artillery Battalion occupied the ridge north of this point and was actively engaged early in the day, but was soon withdrawn to the lower ground between the ridge and the Hagerstown Pike. In the afternoon the Battalion reoccupied the ridge and engaged the Union Batteries that had crossed by the Middle Bridge to the west side of the Antietam, it resisted also the advance of the Infantry of the Fifth Corps. At sundown the Battalion was again withdrawn.

September-July Assigned to Artillery Battalion, D.H. Hill’s-Rodes’s Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
July Assigned to Carter’s-Page’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain Richard Channing Moore Page of Albermarle County, Virginia. Engaged on the east side of Oak Hill against the Union Eleventh Corps, it suffered the highest number of casualties of any Confederate battery at Gettysburg, including Captain Page, who was wounded.

From the battery’s marker on Oak Hill at Gettysburg:

Army of Northern Virginia 
Ewell’s Corps Rodes’ Division
Carter’s Battalion Page’s Battery
The Morris Artillery
Four Napoleons

July 1. Not engaged until Union forces on Seminary Ridge extended their line to the right when it opened upon them with a rapid enfilading fire in support of the infantry in the conflict which ensued. Meanwhile it suffered from the fire of Union artillery in the valley north of the town. Afterward moved to the foot of the ridge and aided in dislodging both the artillery and infantry of the Eleventh Corps.

July 2. Held in readiness to move into position but was not engaged.

July 3. On Seminary Ridge in reserve.

July 4. After nightfall began the march to Hagerstown.

Losses Killed and Mortally Wounded 4 Wounded 26

Ammunition expended 215 rounds. Horses killed or disabled 17.

October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
February 27 Captain Page was promoted to Major of Artillery under General Echols.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
September-November Assigned to Page’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of the Valley
October
Battle of Cedar Creek
November-March Assigned to Cutshaw’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of the Valley
March 2
Battle of Waynesboro
March
Siege of Petersburg
March-April Assigned to Cutshaw’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
April 9
Appomattox Court House