Norfolk Blues Virginia Artillery (Grandy’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized by the conversion of 1st Company H, 16th Infantry, to artillery service on March 25, 1862.1
Muster Out: Captured as part of Walker’s artillery column on April 8, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Charles R. Grandy
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)4

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

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)6

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

  • Commander: Captain Charles R. Grandy8
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)9

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain Charles R. Grandy11
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)12

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)15

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16

  • Commander: Captain Charles R. Grandy17
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)18

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20

  • Commander: Captain Charles R. Grandy (November & December 1864)21
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 2 x 3-inch Rifles (July 1, 1863 to December 28, 1864)22

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24,25

  • Commander:
    • Captain Charles R. Grandy (took a leave of absence starting on January 31)(January 1865)26
    • ? (after Grandy went on leave)(January 1865)27
    • None listed. (February 1865)28
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Richardson’s Artillery Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army29,30

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (March 1865)31
    • Captain Charles R. Grandy (captured April 2)(April 1-2, 1865)32
    • ? (after Capt. Grandy was captured)(April 1-2, 1865)33
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles34:

  • 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, p. 58
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58
    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, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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.
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 132
    12. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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.
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
    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. 1313.
    15. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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.
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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.
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
    22. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58: Sifakis lists this battery as having 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons and 2 x 3-inch Rifles 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.
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    24. 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.
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
    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 194
    30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 204
    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 204
    34. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 58

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