Fredericksburg Virginia Artillery (Pollock’s VA Battery)

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Muster In: Organized on April 23, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Edward A. Marye
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Lieutenant William Gordon McCabe
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Lieutenant John G. Pollock
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Lieutenant Arthur W. Johnson
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Commander 5
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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

  • Commander: Captain Edward A. Marye (June 30, 1864)5
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: at least 1 x 12-lb. Napoleon and 1 x 3 inch Ordnance Rifle (June 30, 1864)6

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

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Pegram’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
    • Captain Edward A. Marye9
    • Lieutenant William Gordon McCabe (at least August 21, 1864)10
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnston’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

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  • Note: The battalion this battery was moved to in the crisis of the Fifth Offensive started as a temporary force, but was made permanent.13

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnston’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Lieutenant John G. Pollock15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Johnston’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander: Lieutenant John G. Pollock (November & December 1864)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnston’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (January 1865)24
    • Lieutenant Arthur W. Johnson (February 1865)25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Johnston’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27

  • Commander: None listed. (March – April 2, 1865)28,29
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • Sayler’s Creek (April 6, 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. 35-36
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 35-36
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
    5. Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men, National Archives, Roll 168 (William Gordon McCabe, Ordnance Officer Pegram’s Arty Bn., Fold3.com Page 36): Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores turned over by Lt. W. Gordon McCabe to Capt. Edward A. Marye, June 30, 1864: Indicates Marye was present and in command on June 30, 1864.
    6. Compiled Service Records of Confederate General and Staff Officers, and Nonregimental Enlisted Men, National Archives, Roll 168 (William Gordon McCabe, Ordnance Officer Pegram’s Arty Bn., Fold3.com Page 36): Invoice of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores turned over by Lt. W. Gordon McCabe to Capt. Edward A. Marye, June 30, 1864: Indicates materials to serve one or more 12-lb. Napoleons and one or more 3 inch Ordnance Rifles.
    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 131
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
    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. 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.
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 148
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 35-36
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
    22. 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.
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 173
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 182
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 191
    29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 201
    30. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 35-36

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