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Confederate Battery

Branch's Petersburg (VA) Field Artillery

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. James R. Branch

 

Arms:
  1   10-pdr. Parrott
  2   3-in. Ordnance Rifle
  3   12-pdr. howitzer

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - Walker's Division
  Brigade - Ransom's Brigade


Unit history

Captain James R. Branch's Company, Lee's Life Guard, Petersburg; enlisted May 11, 1861, for one year; mustered with the 12th Viginia regiment while in State service. When accepted into Confederate States service, the company was assigned as Company K, 16th Regiment Virginia Volunteers and was subsequently transfered to the artillery arm of the service per S. O. No. 62, A&IGO., dated March 10, 1862,

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

Attached to Ransom's Brigade.

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #360: Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #362: Ransom's Brigade, Walker's Division - 16 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #374: Walker's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

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Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptBranch, James Read        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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