Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
Capt. William D. Brown
2 10-pdr. Parrott
1 3-in. Ordnance Rifle
This Battery's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of Northern Virginia
Corps - Jackson's Command
Division - Ewell's Division
Brigade - Ewell's Division Artillery
4th Artillery Company [also called Chesapeake Battery] was organized at Richmond, Virginia, during the spring of 1862.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
The battery was at Harpers Ferry through at least September 17, 1862, and did not participate at Sharpsburg. The probably arrived on the field on 18 September after refitting at Harpers Ferry.
Battlefield Tablet for this Unit
Tablet #326: Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
More on the Web
See an excellent piece about the Battery and their role on the Maryland Campaign from Rick Richter in the blog Civil Discourse.
We have one individual who was on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:
|--||Capt||Brown, William Dawson|
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