2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery (Confederate)

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Breif History

  • Organized in February, 1862
    Formed ten, twelve-month companies
    Commander: Colonel Rober 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.
    Companies:A,B,C,D,E,G, and H of the 2nd Virginia Artillery were reorganized into the 22nd Virginia Battalion on May 31, 1862.
    Companies C, and F became independent Companies of Artillery, being redesignated as Captain Drewry's Virginia Artillery and Captain Allen's Company of Virginia Artillery, respectively.


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