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Jones' Peninsula (VA) Battery

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. William B. Jones

 

Arms:
  4   Artillery of Unknown Type(s)

 

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


Unit history

Originally organized as the Peninsula Artillery, this company was formed under the command of Captain Joseph B. Cosnahan in York County on May 18, 1861. Originally designated as Company I, 32nd Virginia Infantry, the company, upon reorganization was assigned as Company G of the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery. Captain William B. Jones later succeeded Cosnahan as battery commander.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

Under command of Gen D H Hill, the battery was deployed in support of his position behind the sunken lane.

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 25;

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #384: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #332: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #333: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #385: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

Under ANV Special Orders Number 209 dated October 4, 1862, the battery was disbanded and its material and men ditributed to other units. This was because the unit was 'inefficient' - understrength in men and horses.

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

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptJones, William B   

 

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