Richmond Martin Virginia Artillery (Martin’s VA Battery)

   

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Note: This unit was also known as Company B of the 12th Virginia Artillery Battalion.

Muster In: Organized at Richmond on April 23, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain S. Taylor Martin
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Lieutenant Samuel H. Pulliam
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Boggs’ Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain S. Taylor Martin4
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

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

  • Commander:
    • Captain S. Taylor Martin (up to June 26, 1864, when he left on leave of absence)6
    • ? (June 26, 1864 on)
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 4 x ? guns (June 30, 1864)7

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Boggs’ Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: 12th VA (Boggs’) Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

  • Commander: Captain S. Taylor Martin10
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: 12th VA (Boggs’) Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army11,12

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: 12th VA (Boggs’) Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army13

  • Commander:
    • Captain S. Taylor Martin (until October 21, 1864)(made battalion commander on October 21, 1864)14
    • Lieutenant Samuel H. Pulliam (from October 21, 1864)15
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: 12th VA (Boggs’) Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander: Lieutenant Samuel H. Pulliam (November & December 1864)18,19
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: 3 x 12-lb. Napoleons, 1 x 12-lb. Howitzer (December 28, 1864)20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: 12th VA (Boggs’) Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23

  • Commander:
    • Captain S. Taylor Martin (took a leave of absence starting on January 18)(January 1865)24
    • ? (while Taylor was on a leave of absence)(January 1865)25
    • None listed. (February 1865)26
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The 12th VA Artillery Battalion was dissolved on January 11, 1865.  I am unsure how this affected the two batteries it contained in terms of whether it was just a name change or an organizational change as well.  More research is needed.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

12th VA (Boggs’) Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army (March 1-20, 1865)27,28

King’s Artillery Battalion | Department of Richmond | Confederate Army (March 20 to April 2, 1865)29

  • Commander: None listed (March & April 1-2, 1865)30,31
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles32:

  • 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. 78-79
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 78-79
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
      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., p. 115
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 78-79: Exact tube types not specified.
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
      12. 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.
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
      20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 78-79
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      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 1178: “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 186
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      30. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
      31. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., pages 205, 207
      32. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 78-79

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