|July 16||The Powhatan (Virginia) Artillery was organized in Powhatan County for one year’s service under the command of Captain Willis Jefferson Dance.|
|November||Assigned to Reserve Artillery, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia|
|April-June||Assigned to Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia|
Siege of Yorktown
|June-February||Assigned to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven Days Battles
The battery was commanded at Antietam by Captain Dance. It was equipped with one 3″ Ordnance Rifle and one 6 pounder gun. The battery was posted to guard Boteler’s Ford on the Virginia side of the Potomac River near Shepherdstown and was not on the field at Antietam.
|February-July||Assigned to Brown’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Lieutenant John Cunningham while Captain Dance temporarily commanded the battalion. It brought 78 men to the field and was equipped with four 3″ Ordnance Rifles.
From the War Department marker for the battery on Seminary Avenue:
July 1. Reached the field in evening too late to take part in the battle.
|July||Assigned to Brown’s-Hardaway’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia|
Mine Run Campaign
Captain Dance temporariy commanded the battalion during the campaign.
The battery helped plug the gap after the Federal attack broke through the Confederate line.
Battle of North Anna
Assigned to Hardaway’s Battalion, 1st Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
Captain Dance was wounded in the shoulder while again in temporary command of the battalion. He would leave the battery to recover for the rest of the war. Lieutenant Henry C. Carter took command of the battery.
|March||Assigned to Hardaway’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battery was captured or dispersed.
Only one man surrendered with Lee’s army.