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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Commander 3
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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

  • Commander:
    • 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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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander: Captain James N. Lamkin14
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander:
    • Captain James N. Lamkin (took a leave of absence starting on December 24, 1864) (November & December 1864)17,18
    • Lieutenant William B. Stanfield (definitely in command during Lamkin’s leave of absence in late December 1864) (November & December 1864)19,20
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  • Weapons: 26 x mortars (December 28, 1864)21

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23,24

  • Commander:
    • Lieutenant William B. Stanfield (January 1865)25
    • None listed. (February 1865)26
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Haskell’s Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army27,28

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)29,30
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  • Note: At some point on April 1-2, 1865, this unit’s guns were spiked and the men were issued muskets.31

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • 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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    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. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 155
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    21. 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.
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    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 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.
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 172
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    32. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 18-19

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