Palmetto South Carolina Artillery (Garden’s SC Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized in 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Hugh R. Garden
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Lieutenant William A. McQueen
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)4

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)6

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

  • Commander:
    • Captain Hugh R. Garden (at least July 2, 1864)8
    • Lieutenant William A. McQueen (at least July 30, 1864)9
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)10

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

  • Commander: Captain Hugh R. Garden12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Captain Hugh R. Garden (at least Oct. 1-7, 1864)16
    • Lieutenant William A. McQueen (at least October 7, 1864) (wounded October 7, 1864)17
    • ? (after McQueen’s wounding and while Garden was battalion commander)
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)18

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19

  • Commander:
    • Captain Hugh R. Garden20
    • ? (while Garden was serving as battalion commander)
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)21

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23

  • Commander: Captain Hugh R. Garden (November & December 1864)24,25
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle (July 19, 1863-December 31, 1864)26

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28,29

  • Commander: Captain Hugh R. Garden (January & February 1865)30,31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army32,33

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)34,35
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles36:

  • 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: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33
    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: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
    10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    15. 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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147: Garden commanded the battery until Major John C. Haskell was wounded on October 7, 1864, at which point Garden became the Battalion commander.  How long he served in that capacity is the question. More research is needed.
    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: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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 147
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    21. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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.
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    26. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33: Sifakis lists this battery as having 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 1 x 10-lb. Parrott Rifle from July 19, 1863 to December 31, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and 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.
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    28. 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.
    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 172
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    35. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    36. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 32-33

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