Amherst-Nelson Virginia Artillery (Lamkin’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized September 3, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain James N. Lamkin
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Lieutenant William B. Stanfield
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

  • Commander: Captain James N. Lamkin5
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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    • Captain James N. Lamkin7
    • Lieutenant William B. Stanfield8
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Lieutenant William B. Stanfield10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

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  • Weapons: 26 x mortars (December 28, 1864)13

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles14:

  • 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. 18-19
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 18-19
    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 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 129
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 129
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 138
    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. 1311.
    13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 18-19: This battery was organized into a mortar battalion during the Siege of Petersburg.  The 26 mortars were of various calibers.  For more details, see “Artillery Experiences at Petersburg and Elsewhere,” by Joseph W. Eggleson in Chapter 10 of Civil War Talks: Further Reminiscences of George S. Bernard and His Fellow Veterans.  More research is needed to accurately detail all of the various calibers used by this time.
    14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 18-19

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