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Confederate Battery

Branch's Petersburg (VA) Field Artillery

Commanding Officer:
  Capt. James R. Branch
  1   10-pdr. Parrott
  2   3-in. Ordnance Rifle
  3   12-pdr. howitzer

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

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


History of the Unit:
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,

In the Antietam Campaign:
Attached to Ransom's Brigade.

We have one individual in the AotW database for this unit:

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--CaptBranch, James Read        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

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