1st Stuart Virginia Artillery (Johnston’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized as the Newtown Artillery in 1861.  Converted to horse artillery in November 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Philip Preston Johnston
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

  • Commander: Captain Philip Preston Johnston5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (need source)

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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in September 1864.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.11

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  • Note: Returned to the Siege of Petersburg sometime in March 1865.12

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles13:

  • Trevilian Station (June 11-12, 1864)
  • 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. 92-93
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93: Sifakis does  not list the exact date.  More research is necessary.
    9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93
    10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93
    11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is necessary.
    13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 92-93

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