Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
Capt. T. J. Kirkpatrick
The Amherst Artillery was officially organized on July 24, 1861 in Amherst County, Virginia. The original, and only battery commander for the entire war, was Captain Thomas Jellis Kirkpatrick.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
This battery was one in the artillery battalions of Brown and Nelson who were guarding the Potomac fords near Williamsport and Shepherdstown on the Campaign. They were on the Virginia side of the river about a mile below Shepherdstown, and were not engaged at Sharpsburg.
Battlefield Tablet for this Unit
Tablet #355: Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia - 16 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 6 AM
After the Sharpsburg Campaign
They suffered their first battle death at Cold Harbor in June 1864. In March 1865 most of its members were captured at Waynesboro, Virginia.
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