Louisiana Guard Artillery (Green’s LA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized by the conversion of Company B, 1st Louisiana to artillery service on July 21, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18622

Commander(s):
Captain Charles A. Green
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached Artillery | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached Artillery | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached Artillery | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green 8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Unattached Artillery | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green 10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green13
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  • Note: The Louisiana Guard Artilery became attached to this battalion when or soon after fighting started on September 29, 1864.14

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green16
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green (November & December 1864)19,20
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23,24

  • Commander: Captain Charles A. Green (January & February 1865)25,26
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)29,30
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Chaffin’s Farm (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Fort Gilmer (September 29-30, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 23-24
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 23-24
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
      6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 136
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 136
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      12. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1315.
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
      14. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1315.
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
      21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 23-24
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
      23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1176: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee, January 31, 1865”; This list contains many commanders who were not there.  They were the “official” commanders but may have been gone on leave.  I have used none of the leaders from this list as a result.
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
      30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      31. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 23-24

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