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Confederate Battery

Rockbridge (VA) Artillery

"Poague's Battery"
Commanding Officer:
  Capt. W. T. Poague
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: not known
  Wounded (WIA): 6

Arms:
  2   10-pdr. Parrott
  1   Napoleon
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



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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

We have 4 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
UnkPvtWilliams, John Died   00/00
--PvtLee, Jr, Robert Edward        We have some details for this person
--PvtMoore, Edward AlexanderWIA   09/17     We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
--CaptPoague, William Thomas        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

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