Warrenton Virginia Artillery (Utterback’s VA Battery)

   

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Muster In: Organized on March 10, 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Addison W. Utterback
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army3

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Second Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps| Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army4

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army5

  • Commander:
    • ?6
    • Captain Addison W. Utterback (at least July 6, 1864)(commanded the entire battalion from July 1-6, 1864) 7
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army8

  • Commander: Captain Addison W. Utterback9
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

  • Commander: Captain Addison W. Utterback12
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  • Note: Poague’s Battalion, reinforced by Penick’s “Pittsylvania” or “Lewis” Virginia Artillery, served with Alexander’s First Corps Artillery opposite Dutch Gap during the Fifth Offensive.13

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14

  • Commander: Captain Addison W. Utterback15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army16,17

  • Commander: Captain Addison W. Utterback (November & December 1864)18,19
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  • Weapons: 2 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 28, 1864)20

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army21,22,23

  • Commander: Captain Addison W. Utterback (January & February 1865)24,25
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Poague’s Battalion | Third Corps Artillery | Third Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army26,27

  • Commander:
    • None listed. (March 1865)28
    • Captain Addison W. Utterback (April 1-2, 1865)27
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles30:

  • 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, p. 96
      2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 96
      3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
      4. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 113
      5. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
      6. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
      7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 122
      8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
      9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 131
      10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
      11. 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.
      12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 140
      13. 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.
      14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
      15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 149
      16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
      17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
      18. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 157
      19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 166
      20. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 96
      21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
      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 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.
      23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
      24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 175
      25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 185
      26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
      28. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 194
      29. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 203
      30. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: Virginia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 96

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