Lynchburg Beauregard Virginia Artillery (Shoemaker’s VA Battery)

   

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Note: This unit was also commonly referred to as “Moorman’s Battery,” after their first captain, Marcellus Moorman.

Muster In: Organized on April 19, 1861.  Converted to horse artillery in the fall of 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

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First Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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

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  • Note: Left the Siege of Petersburg sometime in September 1864.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.9

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not at the Siege of Petersburg.10

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Breathed’s Artillery Battalion | Horse Artillery | Cavalry Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)13,14
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  • Note: The battery reached Petersburg on March 29, 1865 with guns, but it had no horses. It was the only one of the batteries from the Valley to actually reach Petersburg as a fully functional unit.15,16

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • 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. 49-50
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 114
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 123
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 133
    7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50: Sifakis does  not list the exact date.  More research is necessary.
    8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50
    9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50
    10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 196
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    15. Trout, Robert J. Galloping Thunder: The Stuart Horse Artillery Battalion (Stackpole Books: 2002), p. 632
    16. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50: Sifakis does not list the exact date.  More research is necessary.
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 49-50

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