Petersburg Branch Virginia Artillery (Pegram’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized by the conversion of 1st Company K, 16th Virginia Infantry Regiment to artillery service on March 18, 1862 per Special Orders #62, A&IG’s Office.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Richard G. Pegram
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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  • Weapons: 4 x “guns” (June 17, 1864)4

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

  • Commander: Captain Richard G. Pegram (at least July 30, 1864)7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9,10

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army11

  • Commander: Captain Richard G. Pegram12
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13,14

  • Commander: Captain Richard G. Pegram (November & December 1864)15,16
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  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)17

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army18,19,20

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)21,22
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Coit’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed (March & April 1-2, 1865)25,26
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles27:

  • Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
  • The Crater (July 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. 61-62
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 61-62
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    4. NARA RG 109, Entry 66, Box 106: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, General Records of the Government of the CSA, Battle Reports 1862-1864: Bushrod Johnson’s Report on Petersburg Assaults June 15-18, 1864: Johnson refers to 4 “guns”, but does not give tube types.  More research is needed.
    5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    10. 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. 1314.
    11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 168
    17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 61-62
    18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    19. 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.
    20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    27. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 61-62

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