Southside Virginia Heavy Artillery (Drewry’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized on January 7, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain John W. Drewry
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff (Smith’s Artillery Battalion) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff (Smith’s Artillery Battalion) | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army5

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army6

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7,8

  • Commander: Captain John W. Drewry9
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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10

  • Commander: Captain John W. Drewry11
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Drewry’s Bluff | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (November 1864)12

Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army (December 1864)13

  • Commander:
    • Captain John W. Drewry (November & December 1864)14,15
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  • Note: This battery was serving the guns at Battery Garland in December 1864.16

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army17,18

  • Commander:
    • Captain John W. Drewry (January 1865)19
    • None listed. (February 1865)20
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  • Note: This battery was serving the guns at Battery Garland in January 1865.21,22

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army23,24

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)25,26
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  • Note: This battery was serving the guns at Battery Garland in March and April 1-2, 1865.27,28

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • 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. 88-89
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 88-89
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 116
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 125
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 135
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
      8. 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.
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 143
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 152
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      29. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 88-89

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