Stafford Virginia Artillery (Cooper’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized for one year in Stafford County on August 5, 1861.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Commander 1
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.3

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.4

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.5

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.6

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.7

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.8

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.9
  • Weapons: 2 x 10-lb. Parrotts (December 1864)10

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • Not present at the Siege of Petersburg.11

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Braxton’s Battalion | Second Corps Artillery | Second Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12,13,14

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)15,16
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: Wise’s Long Arm of Lee and Freeman’s Lee’s Lieutenants both indicate Braxton’s Battalion returned in late January or early February 1865, but only the officers and men, without cannon.  The battalion was in Richmond by at least March 7, 1865. They seem to have been attached to the Department of Richmond to help man heavy artillery.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles17:

  • Petersburg Siege (from March 1865)(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. 89-90
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      3. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      4. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      5. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      6. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      7. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      8. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      9. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      10. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      11. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90
      12. Greene, A. Wilson. The Final Battles of the Petersburg Campaign: Breaking the Backbone of the Rebellion. Knoxville: U of Tennessee, 2008, p. 386
      13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 197
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 207
      17. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 89-90

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