Rowan North Carolina Artillery (Ramsey’s NC Battery)

   

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

Muster In: Organized on May 18, 1858.  Called into service on May 3, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain John A. Ramsay
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Lieutenant Ezekiel Myers
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Commander 4
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Lieutenant Ezekiel Myers7
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8,9

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  • Note: This battery was serving on the Howlett Line on Bermuda Hundred, Sommers believes under Huger’s command.10

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

  • Commander: Captain John A. Ramsay12
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain John A. Ramsay (November & December 1864)15,16
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  • Weapons: 3 x 10-lb. Parrotts, 1 x 12-lb. Whitworth Rifle, 2 x 8-lb. Armstrong Rifles (December 28, 1864)17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19,20

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)21,22
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)25,26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles[1oo. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 9-10]:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 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. 9-10
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 9-10
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 111
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    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. 1311.
    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 147
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: North Carolina by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 9-10
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    19. 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.
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201

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