Cape Fear North Carolina Artillery (Cumming’s NC Battery)

   

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Note: This unit was also known as Company C of the 13th North Carolina Artillery Battalion.

Muster In: Organized on April 16, 1861.  Mustered into State service on June 17, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 1865 (1 section)2

Commander(s):
Captain James D. Cumming
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Captain James D. Cumming7
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8,9

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  • Note: Sommers lists this battery as serving independently with the First Corps Artillery during late September-early October 1864.10

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

  • Commander: Captain James D. Cumming12
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain James D. Cumming (November & December 1864)15
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  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons (1st section only)16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Blount’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth 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: Blount’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth 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)
  • The Crater (July 30, 1864)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 20-21
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 51-52: The second section was removed from the Petersburg area some time in October 1864.  More research is needed.
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      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. 1314.
      10. 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. 1311.
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 51-52
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      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 186
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 51-52

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