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

Muster In: Organized in April 1861.1
Muster Out: Guns were buried and men dispersed without being paroled at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, on April 9, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Basil C. Manly
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Lieutenant Bernard B. Guion
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)4

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

  • Commander: Captain Basil C. Manly6
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)7

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)9

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain Basil C. Manly11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)12

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)15

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

  • Commander: Captain Basil C. Manly17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)18

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander:
    • Captain Basil C. Manly (November & December 1864)21,22
    • Lieutenant Bernard B. Guion (November 1864)23
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-in Rifles( June 1863-December 28, 1864)24

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army25,26,27

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)28,29
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army30,31

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)32,33
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • 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. 6-7
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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. 111
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
    7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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.
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
    9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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 138
    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. 1311.
    15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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 147
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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 155
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    24. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-in Rifles from June 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup in June 1863 to 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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    26. 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.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 6-7

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