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Ashland (VA) Artillery

"Woolfolk's Battery"
Organized: Hanover County, Va.; mustered in 8/14/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Appomattox Courthouse, VA 4/9/1865


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.


  1   12-pdr. howitzer

12-lb Howitzer was of iron.

  2   10-pdr. Parrott
  1   6-pdr. Gun


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Longstreet's Corps Artillery
  Brigade - 2nd Battalion, Longstreet's Corps Artillery

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

A 6-lb. Smoothbore piece was attached to the Battery for the battle: it was a section from Fleet's (Middlesex VA) Battery.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #305: Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 8 AM to 16 Sep, 6 AM
Tablet #306: Reserve Artillery, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM

References & Notes

Sources:Johnson, Curt & Anderson, Richard C., Artillery Hell: Employment of Artillery at Antietam, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995; and
A brief history of the Ashland Artillery - posted online by Robert H. Moore, II.

We have one individual who was on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptWoolfolk, Jr., Pichegru         We have some details for this person


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