Chesterfield South Carolina Artillery (Kelly’s SC Battery)

   

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Note: At most only 1 section of this battery was present at the Siege of Petersburg, possibly only from October 1864-February 1865.  See the details within each Offensive.

Muster In: Organized in the fall of 1861.1
Muster Out: April 26, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain James I. Kelly
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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  • Note: Was this unit even present at this time?4

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

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  • Note: Was this unit even present at this time?6

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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  • Note: Was this unit even present at this time?8

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

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  • Note: Was this unit even present at this time?10

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

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  • Note: Only one section of the Chesterfield Artillery was operating with Coit’s Battalion at this time.13

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Captain James I. Kelly15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (November 1864)18
    • Captain James I. Kelly (December 1864)19
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army20,21,22

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)23,24
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army25,26

  • Commander: None listed (March & April 1-2, 1865)27,28
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  • Note: Was this unit even present at this time?29

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16: Sifakis lists one section present from October 1864-February 1865.  More research is needed.
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16: Sifakis lists one section present from October 1864-February 1865.  More research is needed.
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16: Sifakis lists one section present from October 1864-February 1865.  More research is needed.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16: Sifakis lists one section present from October 1864-February 1865.  More research is needed.
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      12. 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.
      13. 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.
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      21. 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.
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      29. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16: Sifakis lists one section present from October 1864-February 1865.  More research is needed.
      30. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 15-16

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