Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
Capt. W. H. Rice
"Originally enlisted as the 8th Star Artillery, in honor of Virginia being the 8th state to secede, the 8th Star New Market Artillery came into existance under the leadership of Captain William H. Rice. Men were recruited from the area of New Market, Shenandoah County and the two surrounding counties of Page and Rockingham."
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
Attached to Jackson's Division in the Organization, this battery was stationed on the Potomac at one of the fords in the vicinity of Williamsport, and was not engaged at Sharpsburg.
Initial Strength: 107;
Battlefield Tablet for this Unit
Tablet #355: Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia - 16 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 6 AM
After the Sharpsburg Campaign
The battery was combined with Wooding's on 26 September 1862 (per ANV Special Orders 201), and ceased to exist.
References & Notes
Source: Johnson, Curt & Anderson, Richard C., Artillery Hell: Employment of Artillery at Antietam, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995; and
Moore, Robert H. III, A Brief History of the Battery.
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