|January 25||Organized at Lunenburg for one year’s service under the command of Captain Samuel W. Hawthorne, a 23 year old doctor, and 1st Lieutenant Cornelius Tactius Allen. The battery served as Company F, 2nd Virginia Artillery Regiment.|
|June 5||Reorganized as an independent Company.|
|September-December||Assigned to Chaffin’s Bluff, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
|September||Captain Hawthorne resigned, having never served. He had been petitioned to stay at home and practice medicine. Lieutenant Allen was promoted to captain.|
|December-April||Assigned to Chaffin’s Bluff, Elzey’s Command, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.|
|April||Assigned to Chaffin’s Bluff, Department of Richmond.|
|February||The battery’s strength was reported as 1 captain, 3 lieutenants, 139 enlisted men and 5 servants.|
|May||Assigned to Chaffin’s Bluff, Artillery Defenses, Department of Richmond.|
Fort Harrison and Chaffin’s Bluff
Captain Allen was wounded in the hand, losing a finger.
|February-March||Assigned to Chaffin’s Bluff, Crutchfield’s Artillery Brigade, Department of Richmond.|
|March-April||Assigned to Chaffin’s Bluff, Crutchfield’s Artillery Brigade, G.W.C. Lee’s Division, Department of Richmond.|
Battle of Sayler’s Creek
Captain Allen was wounded and captured. Many other men of the battery were also captured here and at Farmville and Burkeville.
|April||Assigned to Crutchfield’s Artillery Brigade, G.W.C. Lee’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battery surrendered 17 men.