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2nd Fluvanna (VA) Artillery

"Ancell's Battery"


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. John J. Ancell


  2   6-pdr. Gun


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

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

This battery was not engaged at Sharpsburg. They were in reserve, stationed on the Virginia side of the Potomac guarding a ford 4 miles above Shepherdstown.

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 1st (Huckstep's) and 2nd Fluvanna Batteries were consolidated in early October 1862 into one unit.

We have one individual in the AotW database who was on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptAncell, John Jay        We have some details for this person


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