Louisa Morris Virginia Artillery (Pendleton’s VA Battery)

   

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Note: The Louisa Morris Artillery was decimated at Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 12, 1864 in the Mule Shoe Salient.  Some of its remaining men joined the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.  They were armed with carbines and mounted to support Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion.  This page is present here to provide information on this unit, which by the time of the Siege of Petersburg had ceased to exist as an independent command.  Some orders of battle list this unit as present, which while technically correct can be extremely confusing.

Muster In: Organized on August 19, 1861.1
Muster Out: Ceased to exist in practice at Spotsylvania Courthhouse on May 12, 1864.  Officially merged into batteries of Cutshaw’s Battalion in November 1864.  Surrendered as part of those batteries on April 9, 1865.2,3

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:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.4

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.5

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.6

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.7

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.8

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.9

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Some men attached to the Orange Artillery, others filled positions as needed in Cutshaw’s Artillery Battalion, and still others formed a unit of supernumerary men of the Orange, King William, and Morris Artillery batteries.10
  • Note: Officially merged into the batteries of Cushaw’s Battalion in November 1864.11,12

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.13

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer in existence.14

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles15:

  • 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. 46-47
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 46-47
      3.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      4.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      5.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      6.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      7.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      8.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      9.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      10.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 43-45
      12.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      13.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      14.  Macaluso, Gregory J. Morris, Orange, and King William Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1991), pp. 66-67, 69-73
      15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 46-47

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