Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


August 5 Organized in Stafford County for one year’s service under the command of Captain John R. Cooke.
November-March Assigned to Walker’s Brigade, Aquia District, Department of Northern Virginia
March 15 Captain Cooke was promoted to major. Lieutenant Thomas B. French, the former sherrif of Spotsylvania County, was promoted to captain and took command of the battery.
April-June Assigned to Walker’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina
June-July Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Holmes’s Division, Army of Northern Virginia
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
July-August Assigned to Artillery Battalion, Department of North Carolina
August-January Assigned to Walker’s-Cooke’s Brigade, Walker’s-Ransom’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia.
September 12-15
Harpers Ferry
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The battery was commanded at Sharpsburg by Captain Thomas B. Frecnch. It was equipped with three 10 pounder Parrott Rifles and three 12 pounder howiters.

November 18

Captain French was promoted to major and given command of a battalion of artillery. Captain Raleigh L. Cooper took command of the battery.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
January Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, French’s Command, Department of North Carolina.
June Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, Department of North Carolina.
July Assigned to Cooke’s Brigade, Department of Richmond
August Assigned to Department of Richmond
December Assigned to Kemper’s Brigade, Department of Richmond
February-April Assigned to the Maryland Line, Department of Richmond
April-June Assigned to Braxton’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. The battery mustered 95 men.
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-11
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of the North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
Lynchburg Campaign

Assigned to Braxton’s Battalion,  Artillery, Army of the Valley

July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
Siege of Petersburg

The personnel returned to Lee’s army around Richmond without their guns and were attched to Braxton’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. They were assigned to the heavy artillery in the fortifications.

April 6
Battle of Sayler’ s Creek

Much of the battery was captured.

April 9
Appomattox Court House

Only three men survived to surrender with Lee’s army/