Ashby Virginia Artillery (Chew’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized on May 19, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Commander 1
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-inch Rifle, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer, 1 x 3.1-inch Blakely Rifle4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-inch Rifle, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer, 1 x 3.1-inch Blakely Rifle6

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-inch Rifle, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer, 1 x 3.1-inch Blakely Rifle8

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-inch Rifle, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer, 1 x 3.1-inch Blakely Rifle10

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-inch Rifle, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer, 1 x 3.1-inch Blakely Rifle11
  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in September 1864.12

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.13

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.15

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 1 x 3-inch Rifle, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer, 1 x 3.1-inch Blakely Rifle16
  • Note: Returned to the Siege of Petersburg sometime in March-April 1865.17

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles18:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Temporarily disbanded on January 16, 1865 with orders to reassemble on April 1, 1865 at Lynchburg, Va.
  • 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. 19-20
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis indicates this battery carried the same number and types of gun tubes from March 23, 1862 to April 9, 1865.  Can he assume this or what is the specific proof.  More research is necessary.
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis indicates this battery carried the same number and types of gun tubes from March 23, 1862 to April 9, 1865.  Can he assume this or what is the specific proof.  More research is necessary.
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis indicates this battery carried the same number and types of gun tubes from March 23, 1862 to April 9, 1865.  Can he assume this or what is the specific proof.  More research is necessary.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis indicates this battery carried the same number and types of gun tubes from March 23, 1862 to April 9, 1865.  Can he assume this or what is the specific proof.  More research is necessary.
      11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis indicates this battery carried the same number and types of gun tubes from March 23, 1862 to April 9, 1865.  Can he assume this or what is the specific proof.  More research is necessary.
      12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis does  not list the exact date.  More research is necessary.
      13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20
      14. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20
      15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20
      16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis indicates this battery carried the same number and types of gun tubes from March 23, 1862 to April 9, 1865.  Can he assume this or what is the specific proof.  More research is necessary.
      17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20: Sifakis does  not list the exact date.  More research is necessary.
      18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 19-20

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