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Confederate Battery

Danville (VA) Artillery

"Wooding's Battery"

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. George W. Wooding

 

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

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Jackson's Division
  Brigade - Jackson's Division Artillery


Unit history

The Danville Artillery entered Confederate service April 22, 1861 under the command of Capt Lindsay M Shumaker (later Battalion leader). When they were reorganized on April 21, 1862, Captain George W. Wooding was elected Captain.1

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

The battery was posted with at least 4 others on Nicodemus Heights by the morning of 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 64; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 13; Missing in Action (MIA): 1;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 23.4%

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #314: Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 4 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #381: Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command - 16 Sep, 4 PM to 16 Sep, 7 PM
Tablet #315: Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 10 AM
Tablet #382: Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #382, cont: Jackson's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

Men and equipment from the disbanded Eighth Star New Market Artillery were added to the Battery in the ANV Artillery reorganization of October 1862.1

We have 3 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--SgtKeesee, George WilliamMWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--CorpKeesee, Peyton ClayWIA/POW   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
--CaptWooding, George Washington        We have some details for this person

 

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Notes

1   Moore, Robert H. II, Danville, Eight[h] Star, New Market, and Dixie Artillery, Appomattox: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989  [AotW citation 236]