|April 3||The Pittsylvania (Virginia) Artillery was organized for three years or the duration of the war under the command of Captain Benjamin L. Motley.|
|September-June||Assigned to Artillery Battalion, R.H. Anderson’s Division, 1st Corps, Amy of Northern Virginia. Equipped with two 3″ Rifles and two 10-pounder Parrott Rifles.|
|June-July||Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Amy of Northern Virginia.|
The battery was commanded by Captain John W. Lewis. It brought 4 officers and 86 men to the firld and was equipped with two 3″ Rifles and two 12-pounder Napoleons.
From the War Department marker for the battery at Gettysburg:
July 1. One of the Rifles at 3.30 P. M. relieved one of Pegram’s guns on the ridge west of Herr’s Tavern and was engaged until the fight ended.
July 2. Both Rifles were in position here and took an active part in the artillery duel in the afternoon and evening with Union batteries on Cemetery Hill.
July 3. Moved under orders to a point south of McMillan’s Woods but not engaged at any time although from time to time under fire.
July 4. The Napoleons were never actively engaged in the battle but on this day were placed in position here. At night they rejoined the Rifles and with them began the march to Hagerstown.
|July||Assigned to Garnett’s Battalion, 3rd Corps Artillery, Amy of Northern Virginia.|
Mine Run Campaign
|April||The battery mustered 3 officers and 72 men|
Battle of North Anna
The battery was commanded by Captain Nathan Pennick.
|September||Assigned to Poague’s Battalion, 3rd Corps Artillery, Amy of Northern Virginia. Equipped with two 3″ Rifles and two 10-pounder Parrott Rifles.|
The battery surrendered 2 officers and 68 enlisted men. It claims to have fired the last artillery round of the Army of Northern Virginia.