Rockbridge (VA) Artillery"Poague's Battery"
|Commanding Officer: |
Capt. W. T. Poague
|Statistics for Maryland Campaign|
Initial Strength: not known
Wounded (WIA): 6
2 10-pdr. Parrott
One 6-pounder gun had been deteched from the battery at Martinsburg, later sent to Williamsport with elements of Brown's Reserve Artillery Battalion.
Maps Showing this Unit:
Detail Map #1: Hookers I Corps' Sweeps Down the Pike
Detail Map #2: Hood's Division Retakes the Cornfield
Detail Map #3: Mansfield's XII Corps Attacks Into the Cornfield
Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods
Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods
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
This Battery's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of Northern Virginia
Corps - Jackson's Command
Division - Jackson's Division
Brigade - Jackson's Division Artillery
History of the Unit:
The 1st Rockbridge Artillery was organized in Rockbridge County, Virginia, on April 12, 1861. Mustered into state service at Staunton, Rockbridge County, on April 29, 1861. Mustered into Confederate service on May 11, 1861. The battery was attached to the 1st Virginia Artillery Regiment and later to the 1st Virginia Artillery battalion.
The first commander of the Battery was Captain John A. McCausland. Later commanders were Captains William M. Pendleton, William McLaughlin, William T. Poague, and Archibald Graham
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