2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)

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=== Brief History  ===
 
=== Brief History  ===
  
*:Organized in February, 1862  
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The 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery was organized in February, 1862. It was formed of ten companies for twelve months. Commander: Colonel Robert Tanaill  
*:Formed ten, twelve-month companies
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*:Commander: Colonel Rober Tanaill
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=== Companies  ===
 
=== Companies  ===
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:::Enlisted January 14, 1862, for one year  
 
:::Enlisted January 14, 1862, for one year  
 
:::Reorganized May 23, 1862, subsequently becoming Company A of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry  
 
:::Reorganized May 23, 1862, subsequently becoming Company A of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry  
:::Captains: Lawson M. Burfoot, Thomas E. Burfoot.
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:::Captains: Lawson M. Burfoot, Thomas E. Burfoot.  
 
::Co. B  
 
::Co. B  
 
:::"The Charlotte Chesterfield Artillery." - recruited from those counties  
 
:::"The Charlotte Chesterfield Artillery." - recruited from those counties  
 
:::Enlisted on December 31,1861 for one year  
 
:::Enlisted on December 31,1861 for one year  
 
:::Reorganized May 19, 1862, into Company B of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
 
:::Reorganized May 19, 1862, into Company B of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
:::Captain Armistead W. Baily.
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:::Captain Armistead W. Baily.  
 
::Co. C  
 
::Co. C  
 
:::"The [[Virginia's Southside Light Artillery|Southside Artillery]]." or "Chesterfield Artillery," from Chesterfield County  
 
:::"The [[Virginia's Southside Light Artillery|Southside Artillery]]." or "Chesterfield Artillery," from Chesterfield County  
 
:::Organized January 7, 1862.  
 
:::Organized January 7, 1862.  
 
:::Enlisted for the war's duration on June 3, 1862, and became Captain John W Drewry's Company of Virginia Artillery.  
 
:::Enlisted for the war's duration on June 3, 1862, and became Captain John W Drewry's Company of Virginia Artillery.  
:::Captains: Augustus H. Drewry, James B. Jones, John W. Drewry.
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:::Captains: Augustus H. Drewry, James B. Jones, John W. Drewry.  
 
::Co. D  
 
::Co. D  
 
:::Enlisted on January 20, 1862 for one year  
 
:::Enlisted on January 20, 1862 for one year  
 
:::Reorganized May 24, 1862 as Company D of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
 
:::Reorganized May 24, 1862 as Company D of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
:::Captains: James T. Alexander, William G. Jackson.
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:::Captains: James T. Alexander, William G. Jackson.  
 
::Co. E  
 
::Co. E  
 
:::Enlisted January 20, 1862 for one year under Captain Samuel F. MeGehee  
 
:::Enlisted January 20, 1862 for one year under Captain Samuel F. MeGehee  
:::Reorganized May 23, 1862 to become Company E 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
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:::Reorganized May 23, 1862 to become Company E 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
 
::C0. F  
 
::C0. F  
 
:::"The Lynchburg Rebel Artillery" lynchburg County  
 
:::"The Lynchburg Rebel Artillery" lynchburg County  
 
:::Enlisted January 25, 1862 for one year under Captain Samuel W. Hawthorne  
 
:::Enlisted January 25, 1862 for one year under Captain Samuel W. Hawthorne  
:::Reorganized June 5, 1862 to become Captain Corelius Tacitus Allen's Company F of the Virginia Artillery.
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:::Reorganized June 5, 1862 to become Captain Corelius Tacitus Allen's Company F of the Virginia Artillery.  
 
::Co. G  
 
::Co. G  
 
:::Enlisted January 23, 1862, for one year under Captain James C. Johnson  
 
:::Enlisted January 23, 1862, for one year under Captain James C. Johnson  
 
:::Reorganized May 31,1862 as Company G 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
 
:::Reorganized May 31,1862 as Company G 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
 
:::(Remarks on the rolls of the 9th Virginia Militia's Company A form February 28, 1862 show the names of twenty two men "transferred to Captain Johnson's Company on February 5, 1862.")  
 
:::(Remarks on the rolls of the 9th Virginia Militia's Company A form February 28, 1862 show the names of twenty two men "transferred to Captain Johnson's Company on February 5, 1862.")  
:::(Remark on the rolls of the 87th Virginia Militia's Company D show the names of twenty one men "transferred by order of General Magruder to Johnson's Voiunteer Company on February 5, 1862.)
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:::(Remark on the rolls of the 87th Virginia Militia's Company D show the names of twenty one men "transferred by order of General Magruder to Johnson's Voiunteer Company on February 5, 1862.)  
 
::Co. H  
 
::Co. H  
 
:::Enlisted February 4, 1862, for one year under Captain William W. Crosby  
 
:::Enlisted February 4, 1862, for one year under Captain William W. Crosby  
 
:::Reorganized May 19, 1862 as Company H Virginia Battalion  
 
:::Reorganized May 19, 1862 as Company H Virginia Battalion  
:::Captain: William S. Crosby, John S. Bowles.
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:::Captain: William S. Crosby, John S. Bowles.  
 
::Co. I  
 
::Co. I  
 
:::Enlisted February 4, 1862, under Captain F.H.Farrar  
 
:::Enlisted February 4, 1862, under Captain F.H.Farrar  
 
:::Evidently broken up during that May, by implementation of the "Conscription Act  
 
:::Evidently broken up during that May, by implementation of the "Conscription Act  
:::Members then reenlisting in other Companies: forty two man ended up in Company G of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
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:::Members then reenlisting in other Companies: forty two man ended up in Company G of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.  
 
::Co. K  
 
::Co. K  
 
:::Enlisted February 7, 1862, for one year under Captain James C. Hane.  
 
:::Enlisted February 7, 1862, for one year under Captain James C. Hane.  
 
:::Disbanded in May of 1862 due to the Conscription Act and assigned to Company A of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
 
:::Disbanded in May of 1862 due to the Conscription Act and assigned to Company A of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
  
The regiment was broken up about May 23, 1862, by operation of the Conscription Act. Companies A, B, D, E, G and H were reorganized and formed the 22nd Bn. Va. Inf. Companies C and F were reorganized and became independent artillery companies. Companies I and K were disbanded and the re-enlisted men were assigned to other companies, principally to Co G and A of the battalion of the infantry.<br>
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The regiment was broken up about May 23, 1862, by operation of the Conscription Act. Companies A, B, D, E, G and H were reorganized and formed the 22nd Bn. Va. Inf. Companies C and F were reorganized and became independent artillery companies. Companies I and K were disbanded and the re-enlisted men were assigned to other companies, principally to Co G and A of the battalion of the infantry.<br>  
  
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Brief History

The 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery was organized in February, 1862. It was formed of ten companies for twelve months. Commander: Colonel Robert Tanaill

Companies

Co. A
Enlisted January 14, 1862, for one year
Reorganized May 23, 1862, subsequently becoming Company A of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry
Captains: Lawson M. Burfoot, Thomas E. Burfoot.
Co. B
"The Charlotte Chesterfield Artillery." - recruited from those counties
Enlisted on December 31,1861 for one year
Reorganized May 19, 1862, into Company B of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
Captain Armistead W. Baily.
Co. C
"The Southside Artillery." or "Chesterfield Artillery," from Chesterfield County
Organized January 7, 1862.
Enlisted for the war's duration on June 3, 1862, and became Captain John W Drewry's Company of Virginia Artillery.
Captains: Augustus H. Drewry, James B. Jones, John W. Drewry.
Co. D
Enlisted on January 20, 1862 for one year
Reorganized May 24, 1862 as Company D of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
Captains: James T. Alexander, William G. Jackson.
Co. E
Enlisted January 20, 1862 for one year under Captain Samuel F. MeGehee
Reorganized May 23, 1862 to become Company E 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
C0. F
"The Lynchburg Rebel Artillery" lynchburg County
Enlisted January 25, 1862 for one year under Captain Samuel W. Hawthorne
Reorganized June 5, 1862 to become Captain Corelius Tacitus Allen's Company F of the Virginia Artillery.
Co. G
Enlisted January 23, 1862, for one year under Captain James C. Johnson
Reorganized May 31,1862 as Company G 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
(Remarks on the rolls of the 9th Virginia Militia's Company A form February 28, 1862 show the names of twenty two men "transferred to Captain Johnson's Company on February 5, 1862.")
(Remark on the rolls of the 87th Virginia Militia's Company D show the names of twenty one men "transferred by order of General Magruder to Johnson's Voiunteer Company on February 5, 1862.)
Co. H
Enlisted February 4, 1862, for one year under Captain William W. Crosby
Reorganized May 19, 1862 as Company H Virginia Battalion
Captain: William S. Crosby, John S. Bowles.
Co. I
Enlisted February 4, 1862, under Captain F.H.Farrar
Evidently broken up during that May, by implementation of the "Conscription Act
Members then reenlisting in other Companies: forty two man ended up in Company G of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.
Co. K
Enlisted February 7, 1862, for one year under Captain James C. Hane.
Disbanded in May of 1862 due to the Conscription Act and assigned to Company A of the 22nd Battalion Virginia Infantry.

The regiment was broken up about May 23, 1862, by operation of the Conscription Act. Companies A, B, D, E, G and H were reorganized and formed the 22nd Bn. Va. Inf. Companies C and F were reorganized and became independent artillery companies. Companies I and K were disbanded and the re-enlisted men were assigned to other companies, principally to Co G and A of the battalion of the infantry.

Other Source Material

References