Confederate Regiments & BatteriesVirginia


1861
August 1 The Nelson (Virginia) Artillery was created in Nelson County under the command og Captain James H. Rives.
August 31 Mustered into Confederate service.
1862
January-March Assigned to Whiting’s Command, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.
June-July Assigned to Wise’s Brigade, Department of Northern Virginia. The battery mustered 2 officers and 69 enlisted men.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles
July 1
Battle of Malvern Hill
July Moved to South Carolina and assigned to 1st Military District of South Carolina, Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Flotida
October 22-23
Battle of Coosawhatchie
1863
April 9 Destruction of the George Washington near Beaufort.
July Assigned to Lightfoot’s Light Artillery Battalion, Richmond Defenses, Department of Richmond
1864
June-April Siege of Petersburg
September 29-30 Battle of Fort Harrison
1865
April Assigned to Lightfoot’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery ,Army of Northern Virginia
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Only two men from the battery surrendered wth Lee’s army