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Confederate Battery

Rockbridge (VA) Artillery

"Poague's Battery"

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. W. T. Poague

 

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.

 

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


Unit history

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

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Wounded (WIA): 6;

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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

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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