Botetourt Virginia Artillery (Douthat’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized by the conversion of Company H, 28th Virginia, to artillery service on December 24, 1861.1
Muster Out: Captured as part of Walker’s artillery column on April 8, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Commander 1
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Commander 2
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: King’s Artillery Battalion | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (March 20 to April 2, 1865)11,12

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)13,14
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: On March 20, 1865, King’s Battalion was created as a stationary heavy artillery battalion in the Department of Richmond.  I assume this battery had arrived on or shortly before that date, because it is new to the order of battle and is listed nowhere else by Sibley. More research is needed.15

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles16:

  • Petersburg Siege (from March 1865)(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. 24-25
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 24-25

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