Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


1862
April 3 The Pittsylvania (Virginia) Artillery was organized for three years or the duration of the war under the command of Captains 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.
December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
June-July Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Heth’s Division, 3rd Corps, Amy of Northern Virginia.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

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.
July 14
Falling Waters
October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
April The battery mustered 3 officers and 72 men
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
June
Siege of Petersburg

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.
1865
April 9
Appomattox Court House

The battery surrendered 2 officers and 68 enlisted men. It claims to have fired the last artillery round of the Army of Northern Virginia.