McQueen South Carolina Artillery (Gregg’s SC Battery)

   

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Note: This unit was also known as the Eighteenth Heavy Artillery Battalion, Company C.

Muster In: Organized prior to July 30, 1863.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Thomas E. Gregg
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First Offensive Order of Battle: ?3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: ?4

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

  • Commander: Captain Thomas E. Gregg (at least late July 1864)6
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7,8

  • Commander: Captain Thomas E. Gregg9
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain Thomas E. Gregg11
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13

  • Commander: Captain Thomas E. Gregg (November & December 1864)14
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  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)15

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17,18

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)19,20
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)23,24
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles25:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • 2nd Fort Harrison (September 30, 1864)
  • Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
  • Jones’ Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Pegram’s Farm (October 1, 1864)
  • Harman Road (October 2, 1864)
  • Five Forks (April 1, 1865)
  • Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
  • Appomattox Court House (April 9, 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. 11-12
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 11-12
      3. Arrived in June 1864, but when.  Research is needed. Attached to Pegram’s Battalion, Third Corps Artillery, when the unit arrived.
      4. Arrived in June 1864, but when.  Research is needed.  Attached to Pegram’s Battalion, Third Corps Artillery, when the unit arrived.
      5. South Carolina Casualties.” Charleston (SC) Mercury. August 8, 1864, p. 1 col. 5: “Please publish for the information of friends the list of casualties in the  McQueen Battery, Captain T.E. GREGG commanding, S.C.V., PEGRAMS’S Battalion, Army Northern  Virginia…”
      6. South Carolina Casualties.” Charleston (SC) Mercury. August 8, 1864, p. 1 col. 5: “Please publish for the information of friends the list of casualties in the  McQueen Battery, Captain T.E. GREGG commanding, S.C.V., PEGRAMS’S Battalion, Army Northern  Virginia…”
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
      8. 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.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
      15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 11-12
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
      17. 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.
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
      25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 11-12

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