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Confederate Battery

Powhatan (VA) Artillery

"Dance's Battery"

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. Willis J. Dance

 

Arms:
  1   3-in. Ordnance Rifle
  1   6-pdr. Gun

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Jackson's Corps Reserve Artillery
  Brigade - Brown's Artillery Battalion (1st Va Artillery)


On the Sharpsburg Campaign

This battery was one in the artillery battalions of Brown and Nelson who were guarding the Potomac fords near Williamsport and Shepherdstown on the Campaign, and so were not engaged at Sharpsburg. The Powhatan Artillery was on the Virginia side of the river near Shepherdstown.

Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

Tablet #355: Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia - 16 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 6 AM

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

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptDance, Willis Jefferson   

 

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