Mathews Virginia Artillery (Armistead’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized from Company H, 61st Virginia Militia, in Mathews County on July 5, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Andrew D. Armistead
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | Chaffin’s Farm | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain Andrew D. Armistead 4,5
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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | Chaffin’s Farm | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Captain Andrew D. Armistead 7,8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | Chaffin’s Farm | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army 9

  • Commander: Captain Andrew D. Armistead 10
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | Chaffin’s Farm | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army 11

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  • 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (August 7 & 31, 1864)12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery Defenses | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army13,14

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army15

  • Commander: Captain Andrew D. Armistead16
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander: Captain Andrew D. Armistead (November & December 1864)19,20
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’s Artillery Battalion | First Corps Artillery | First Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Stark’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)
  • Action at Wilson’s Wharf (July 16, 1864) (possibly elements)31,32
  • Chaffin’s Farm (September 29, 1864)
  • Fort Gilmer (September 29-30, 1864)
  • 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. 52-53
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 52-53
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
    4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
    5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 118
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 671
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 127
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 127
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 136
    12.  Bohannon, Keith S. The Giles, Alleghany and Jackson Artillery (H.E. Howard: 1990), pp. 92, 93
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 144
    14. 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. 1315.
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 147
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 156
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 163
    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. 52-53
    31. The War News.” Richmond Examiner. July 18, 1864, p. 1 col. 1-2
    32. “Rebel Batteries on the James.” Philadelphia Inquirer. July 18, 1864, p. 1 col. 3

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