1st Company, Richmond Virginia Howitzers

   

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Muster In: Organized November 9, 1859.  Enlisted on April 21, 1861.1
Muster Out: Captured as part of Walker’s artillery column on April 8, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Robert M. Anderson
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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

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

  • Commander: Captain Robert M. Anderson5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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

  • Commander: Captain Robert M. Anderson8
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant (Captain?) Robert M. Anderson12
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Lieutenant Robert M. Anderson (November & December 1864)15,16
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  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 1864)17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Cabell’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: Cabell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (March 1865)25
    • ? (before Anderson returned on April 2)(April 1-2, 1865)26
    • Lieutenant Robert M. Anderson (returned to duty April 2)(April 2, 1865)27
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • 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: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 72-73
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 72-73
      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., p. 111
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 120
      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 129
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
      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: Sibley lists Anderson as a lieutenant here, even though he listed him as a captain several offensives prior.  More research is needed.
      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: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 72-73
      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
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
      28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 72-73

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