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Confederate Battery

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:
  Capt. Pichegru Woolfolk, Jr.
  1   12-pdr. howitzer
12-lb Howitzer was of iron.

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

Map Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield

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

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


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

References, Sources, and other 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 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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