1st Maryland Artillery (Dement’s MD Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized on May 29, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain William F. Dement
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Lieutenant John Gale
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Commander 3
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Lieutenant John Gale (at least June 22, 1864)6,7
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)8

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)10

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

  • Commander: Captain William F. Dement17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)18

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19

Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army  (December 1864)20

  • Commander: Captain William F. Dement (November & December 1864)21,22
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864)23
  • Note: At some point in December 1864, the 1st MD Btty was assigned to Drewry’s Bluff.  More research is needed.24

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (January 1865)25

? | Horse Artillery | Cavalry | Army of Northern Virginia (need source)

  • Commander: Captain William F. Dement (January 1865)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: At some point in January 1865, the 1st and 2nd Maryland Batteries were consolidated and placed in the horse artillery.  I am not sure when this happened.  More research is needed.  Sibley lists the 1st Maryland at Drewry’s Bluff for January 1865, but doesn’t list the unit anywhere in his February order of battle.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer an independent command.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Turkey Creek (July 12, 1864)
  • White Sulphur Springs (August 26-27, 1864)
  • Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 758: “On June 22 Mahone’s division, Third Corps, having moved out of the works to attack the enemy’s left, Lieutenant-Colonel McIntosh accompanied him with Dement’s battery, under Lieutenant Gale.”
    7. List of Casualties of the First Maryland artillery.” Richmond Examiner. June 29, 1864, p. 1 col. 4
    8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    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. 1313.
    15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 379: Note states to see OR, XLII, pt. 3, 1363-1369 for further details
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
    23. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from August 20, 1862 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both August 20, 1862 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 379: Note states to see OR, XLII, pt. 3, 1363-1369 for further details
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, the Confederate Units and the Indian Units by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 53-54

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