10th Virginia Battalion Heavy Artillery

   

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Muster In: Organized with five companies on April 4, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Major James O. Hensley
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Lieutenant Colonel John W. Atkinson (0f the 19th VA HA)
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Major James O. Hensley4
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army5

  • Commander: Major James O. Hensley6
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army7

  • Commander: Major James O. Hensley 8
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  • Note: Co. C (and maybe more) of the 10th Virginia Heavy Artillery Battalion was located at or near the Darbytown Road on the Intermediate Defense line on July 16, 1864.9

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army10

  • Commander:
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander: Major James O. Hensley13
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Major James O. Hensley15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant Colonel John W. Atkinson (of the 19th VA HA)(in command of both the 10th and 19th Virginia Heavy Artillery Battalions. (November 1864)18
    • None listed. (December 1864)19
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  • Note: This unit was temporarily attached to Custis Lee’s Brigade on at least November 5, 1864.20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: First Division (Inner Line) | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army21,22,23

  • Commander: Major James O. Hensley (January & February 1865)24,25
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  • Note: This unit was temporarily attached to Custis Lee’s Division, starting January 9, in January 1865.26

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army27,28

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)29,30
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles31:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Roper’s Farm (September 30, 1864)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 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. 5-6
  2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 5-6
  3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
  4. 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
  5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 117
  6. 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
  7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
  8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 126
  9. No title. Richmond Examiner. July 18, 1864, p. 1 col. 5
  10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 136
  11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
  12. 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.
  13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
  14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
  15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 153
  16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
  17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 170
  18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 161
  19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 170
  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 179
  22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 188
  23. 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 1275: “Organization of the Infantry and Cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, General R. E. Lee, C. S. Army, commanding, February 28, 1865”; This order of battle was based off of inspection reports from February 28, 1865.  However, leaders listed are from January.  I’ve chosen to ignore the leaders and just use this source for the organization of the order of battle.
  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 197
  28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
  29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
  30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 206
  31. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 5-6

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