Danville Virginia Artillery (Price’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized on April 22, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain R. Sidney Rice
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Captain Berryman Z. Price
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)6

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

  • Commander:
    • Captain R. Sidney Rice (mortally wounded on July 11, 1864)8
    • Lieutenant Berryman Z. Price (from July 11, 1864)8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)10

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander: Lieutenant Berryman Z. Price12
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)13

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander: Lieutenant (Captain) Berryman Z. Price (promoted to Captain on September 20, 1864)16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)17

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18

  • Commander: Captain Berryman Z. Price19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)20

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22

  • Commander: Captain Berryman Z. Price (November & December 1864)23,24
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)25

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27,28

  • Commander:
    • Captain Berryman Z. Price (January 1865)29
    • None listed. (February 1865)30
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: McIntosh’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army31,32

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)33,34
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles35:

  • 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. 30-31
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
    10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    13. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    15. 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. 1313.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    25. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31: Sifakis lists this battery as having 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons from July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864.  The unit had this setup on both July 1, 1863 and December 28, 1864.  What is unclear is if Sifakis can correctly assume this setup never changed at any point in between those dates.  More research is needed.
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    27. 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 1177: “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.
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    32. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    33. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
    34. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    35. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 30-31

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