Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
Capt. William B. Jones
4 Artillery of Unknown Type(s)
Originally organized as the Peninsula Artillery, this company was formed under the command of Captain Joseph B. Cosnahan in York County on May 18, 1861. Originally designated as Company I, 32nd Virginia Infantry, the company, upon reorganization was assigned as Company G of the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery. Captain William B. Jones later succeeded Cosnahan as battery commander.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
Under command of General D. H. Hill, the battery was deployed in support of his position behind the sunken lane.
Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 25;
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
Tablet #384: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #332: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 14 Sep, 10 PM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #333: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #385: D. H. Hill's Division, Jackson's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
After the Sharpsburg Campaign
Under ANV Special Orders Number 209 dated October 4, 1862, the battery was disbanded and its material and men ditributed to other units. This was because the unit was 'inefficient' - understrength in men and horses.
References & Notes
The battery's guns and casualties from Artillery Hell.1
We have one individual who was on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:
|--||Capt||Jones, William B.|
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