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Asignments & Engagements of the Botetourt Artillery

“We have shared the incommunicable experience of war. We have felt, we still feel, the passion of life to its top. In our youths, our hearts were touched with fire”

Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Assignments

5TH(Cocke’s) Brigade, Army of the Potomac(CSA) [June-July, 1861]

5TH(Cocke’s) Brigade, 1ST Corps, Army of the Potomac(CSA) [July-October, 1861]

Pickett’s Brigade, Longstreet’s Division, 1ST Corps, Potomac District, Dept. of Northern Virginia [October-December, 1861]

Johnson’s Brigade, Army of the Northwest [December, 1861-January, 1862]

Barton’s Brigade, Stevenson’s Division, Army of East Tennessee [March--August, 1862]

Barton’s Brigade, Stevenson’s Division, Army of Kentucky [August-November, 1862]

Artillery Battalion, Stevenson's Division, Army of West Tennessee [November-December, 1862]

Artillery Battalion, Stevenson’s Division, 2nd Military District,  Dept. of Mississippi and East Louisiana [December, 1862-May, 1863]

Artillery (Attached), Waul’s Texas Legion, Stevenson’s Division, Army of Vicksburg [May 18--July 4, 1863]

(Under Parole...July 8-September 12, 1863)

Unattached Artillery, Dept. of Western Virginia [September, 1863-April, 1864]

McLaughlin's Artillery Battalion, Breckinridge’s Division, Dept. of Northern Virginia [May, 1864]

Artillery, Army of the Valley District, Dept. of Northern Virginia [June--October 1864]

Page’s Artillery Battalion, Breckinridge’s Division, Dept. of Western Virginia [October 1-22, 1864]

Artillery, Army of the Valley District, Dept. of Northern Virginia [October 22---Mid-December, 1864]

Page’s Artillery Battalion, Breckinridge’s Division, Dept. of Western Virginia [December, 1864---February, 1865]

King’s Battalion, Artillery, 1ST Corps, Army of Northern Virginia [March--April, 1865]

Engagements & Service

******Engagements in green denote extended campaign service******

 

Blackburn’s Ford, VA  [July 18, 1861]

1ST Manassas(Bull Run), VA [July 21, 1861]

Romney, W VA Campaign [January, 1862]

Huntersville, W VA [January 3, 1862]

Cumberland Gap, TN  Campaign [March 28-June 18, 1862]

Cumberland Gap, TN [June 17-18, 1862]

Waldron’s Ridge (Tazewell), TN [August 6, 1862]

Kentucky Campaign [August 14,-October 7, 1862]

Siege of Cumberland Gap, TN [August 14-September 16, 1862]

Chickasaw Bayou, MS [December 27-29, 1862]

Fight with Union gunboats on the Yazoo River, MS [January 1, 1863]

Warrenton Road, MS [February 5, 1863]

Warrenton Road, MS  [February 15, 1863]

Steele’s Bayou, MS, Expedition [March 14-27, 1863]

Deer Creek, MS  [March 21-22, 1863]

Black Bayou, MS  [March 24-25, 1863]

Vicksburg, MS  [March 25, 1863]

Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign [May 1-July 4, 1863]

Port Gibson ( Bayou Pierre ), MS [May 1, 1863]

Champion’s Hill (Baker‘s Creek ), MS [May 16, 1863]

 Big Black River Bridge, MS  [May 17, 1863]

Siege of Vicksburg, MS [May 19-July 4, 1863]

Surrender of Vicksburg, MS [July 4, 1863]

Security of New River Bridge, on the VA-TN Railroad, near Pulaski, VA [October, 1863---April, 1864]

Crook's Raid on the VA-TN Railroad...[April 29--May 19, 1864]

Cloyd’s Mountain, VA [May 9, 1864]

New River Bridge, VA [May 10, 1864

Lynchburg( Virginia )Campaign  [May 26-June 29, 1864]

Tye River Bridge, VA [June 11, 1864]

Lynchburg, VA [June 18, 1864]                                                   

Hanging Rock, VA  [June 19, 1864]

Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864  [July-October, 1864]

Defense of Staunton, VA  [June-September, 1864

Staunton, VA  [September 24, 1864]

Rockfish Gap, VA [September 28, 1864]

Waynesboro, VA  [September 30, 1864]

Stoneman’s TN-VA Raid  [December 12-21, 1864]

Mt. Airy (now Rural Retreat ) Road, VA  [December 16, 1864]

Marion, VA  [December 17-18, 1864]

Siege of Petersburg/Richmond, VA  [March-April, 1865]

Appomattox Campaign  [March 29-April 9, 1865]

Captured as part of Walker's Artillery column, Appomattox Station, VA  [April 8, 1865]

 

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