Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


1861
May 28 Organized at Lynchburg for one year under the command of Captains Pierce B. Anderson, William W. Hardwicke, and Charles I. Raine.
June 7 Mustered into state service for the duraion of the war.
July 1 Transferred to Confederate service and assigned to the Army of the Northwest.
July 11
Rich Mountain
September Assigned to Talliaferro’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest.
October 3
Greenbriar River
November Assigned to Johnson’s Brigade, Jackson’s Division, Army of the Northwest.
December 13
Camp Alleghany
December Assigned to the Army of the Northwest.
1862
May Assigned to Baldwin’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest.
May-June
Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Assigned to Artillery, Ewell’s Division, Army of the Valley District

June 8
Battle of Cross Keys
August Assigned to Artillery, Jackson’s-Trimble’s-Johnson’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
August 28-30
Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run)
September 12-15
Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 14-15
Second Battle of Winchester
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery brought 90 men to the field under the command of Captain Charles I. Raine, who took command of the battalion when Major Latimer was killed on July 2. The battery was equipped with one 10-pounder Parrott Rifle, one 3″ Rifle, and two 20-pounder Parrott Rifles.  The 20-pounders were the largest of the Confederate guns at Gettysburg.

From the War Department marker to the battery on Benner’s Hill at Gettysburg:

July 2. The 10 Pounder Parrott and 3 Inch Rifle took position here about 4 P. M. and were engaged in the severe cannonade that lasted over two hours. They also aided in supporting the attack of Johnson’s infantry on Culp’s Hill and did not retire to the rear until dark. The 20 Pounder Parrots took an active part in the cannonade from their position some distance in the rear of the other guns.

July 3. The 20 Pounder Parrotts were actively engaged in the great cannonade.

July 4. Withdrew from the field with the Battalion.

Losses Wounded 8 Horses killed 3

July Assigned to Andrews’-Braxton’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1861
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
June Assigned Braxton’s Battalion, Artillery, Army of the Valley District
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
March 2
Battle of Waynesboro
March Assigned to Braxton’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The battery surrendered 12 men.