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.
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