Charlotte North Carolina Artillery (Williams’ NC Battery)

   

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Note: This unit was also known as Company C, 1st North Carolina Artillery.

Muster In: Organized on May 16, 1861.  Mustered into state service on August 15, 1861.  Mustered into Confederate service on August 30, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Arthur B. Williams
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Lieutenant Thomas L. Seigle
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 3-in Rifles, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott, 1 Whitworth Rifle (May through September 1864)4

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant Thomas L. Seigle6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 3-in Rifles, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott, 1 Whitworth Rifle (May through September 1864)7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Captain Arthur B. Williams9
    • Lieutenant Thomas L. Seigle10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 3-in Rifles, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott, 1 Whitworth Rifle (May through September 1864)11

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Thomas L. Seigle13
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 3-in Rifles, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott, 1 Whitworth Rifle (May through September 1864)14

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Thomas L. Seigle (September 1864 & October 1-?, 1864)17,18
    • Captain Arthur B. Williams (?)(October ?, 1864)19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 3-in Rifles, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott, 1 Whitworth Rifle (May through September 1864)20
  • Note: Poague’s Battalion, reinforced by Penick’s “Pittsylvania” or “Lewis” Virginia Artillery, served with Alexander’s First Corps Artillery opposite Dutch Gap during the Fifth Offensive.21

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Thomas L. Seigle (?)23
    • Captain Arthur B. Williams24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army25,26

  • Commander: Captain Arthur B. Williams (November & December 1864)27,28
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-in Rifle, 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)4

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army30,31,32

  • Commander: None listed (January & February 1865)33,34
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army35,36

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)37,38
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles39:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • 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. 8-9
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    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: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    16. 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.
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149: Siegle was in command until Captain Williams returned at some point in October 1864.  But when did Williams return?  More research is needed.
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149: Siegle was in command until Captain Williams returned at some point in October 1864.  But when did Williams return?  If he returned after October 13, 1864, he shouldn’t be listed here as part of the Fifth Offensive at all.  More research is needed.
    20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    21. 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.
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149: Siegle was in command until Captain Williams returned at some point in October 1864.  But when did Williams return?  If Williams returned on or before October 13, 1864, Seigle shouldn’t be listed here as part of the Sixth Offensive at all.  More research is needed.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149: Siegle was in command until Captain Williams returned at some point in October 1864.  But when did Williams return?  More research is needed.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    29. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    31. 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.
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    36. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    37. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    38. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
    39. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 8-9

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