2nd Nelson Virginia Artillery (Rives’ VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized in Nelson County on August 1, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain J. Henry Rives
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Lieutenant Edward T. Harrison
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain J. Henry Rives (?)4,5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Captain J. Henry Rives (?)7,8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
    • Captain J. Henry Rives (wounded in the arm July 6, 1864) 10
    • Lieutenant Edward T. Harrison (July 6-?, 1864) 11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Lieutenant Edward T. Harrison13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Edward T. Harrison (prior to September 21, 1864)16
    • Captain J. Henry Rives (returned to duty after wounding on September 21, 1864)17
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army18

  • Commander: Captain J. Henry Rives19
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army20,21

  • Commander: Captain J. Henry Rives (November & December 1864)22,23
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army24,25

  • Commander:
    • Captain J. Henry Rives (no reason is given for his absence)(January & February 1865)26,27
    • Lieutenant Edward T. Harrison (January 1865)28
    • Lieutenant F. Gunn (section)(January 1865)29
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Lightfoot’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army30,31

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)32,33
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Fort Harrison (September 29-30, 1864)
  • 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, p. 56
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 56
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117: Sibely indicates that Rives’ compiled service record indicates he was away from his battery in June 1864.  The Official Records return indicates he was present.  More research is needed.
    5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671: This Official Records return indicates Rives was present on June 20, 1864, but F. Ray Sibley writes that his compiled service record indicates he was away from his regiment in June 1864.  More research is needed.
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117: Sibely indicates that Rives’ compiled service record indicates he was away from his battery in June 1864.  The Official Records return indicates he was present.  More research is needed.
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671: This Official Records return indicates Rives was present on June 20, 1864, but F. Ray Sibley writes that his compiled service record indicates he was away from his regiment in June 1864.  More research is needed.
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 136
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 136
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
    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. 1315.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 170
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 170
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 179
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
    34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 56

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