United Virginia Artillery (Kevill’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized by the conversion of 1st Company E, 41st Virginia Infantry, to heavy artillery service on April 19, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Thomas Kevill
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Lieutenant James E. Barry
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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: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7,8

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

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    • Captain Thomas Kevill (November 1864)12
    • Lieutenant James E. Barry (December 1864)13
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  • Note: This battery was serving the guns at Battery Wood in December 1864.14

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army15,16

  • Commander:
    • Captain Thomas Kevill (January 1865)17
    • Lt. Charles W. “Savez” Read (of the CS Navy)(temporarily in command on at least January 21)(January 1865)18
    • None listed. (February 1865)19
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Smith’s Artillery Battalion | First Military District | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army22,23

  • Commander: None listed. (March & April 1-2, 1865)24,25
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  • Note: This battery was serving the guns at Battery Wood in March and April 1-2, 1865.26,27

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • 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. 95-96
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 95-96
      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 152
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 160
      11. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 169
      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 169
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      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 178
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      20. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 178
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 189
      22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 198
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 208
      28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, pp. 95-96

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