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Muster In: Organized at New Orleans in January 1861.  Mustered into Confederate service on May 26, 1861.1
Muster Out: Captured as part of Walker’s artillery column on April 8, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain John B. Richardson
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7,8

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  • Note: Richard Sommers’ doctoral thesis indicates the Washington Artillery Battalion was still nominally attached to the First Corps Artillery but was operating with Walker’s Third Corps Artillery Battalion semi-permanently.9

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain John B. Richardson11
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain John B. Richardson (November & December 1864)14,15
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  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18,19

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)20,21
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Washington Louisiana Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)24,25
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
  • 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. 36-37
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 36-37
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 130
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
      8. 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. 1313.
      9. 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. 1313.
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
      16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 36-37
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
      18. 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 1177: “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.
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
      26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Louisiana by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 36-37

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