Virginia Wise Battalion Artillery (Confederate)

    19 Apr 1861

    Virginia Wise Battalion Artillery organized at Virginia.

    21 Jul 1861

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel Francis S. Bartow.

    21 Jul 1861

    Participated in the Battle of First Bull Run at Fairfax County, Virginia; Prince William County, Virginia.

    The Battle of First Bull Run
    The Battle of First Bull Run

    One of earliest battles of the Civil War, it introduced Americans to the idea that this would likely not be a short conflict and blood would be shed: Read More

    27 Jun 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Gaines' Mill at Hanover County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Gaines' Mill
    The Battle of Gaines' Mill

    Despite his victory over the Confederates at Beaver Dam Creek on June 26th, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's Fifth Corps abandoned its position early on June 27th and established a new defensive line along Boatswain's Creek, just north of the Chickahominy River. Read More

    28 Aug 1862

    Assigned to the Brigade led by Colonel George T. Anderson.

    28 Aug 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Second Bull Run at Prince William County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Second Bull Run
    The Battle of Second Bull Run

    After the early summer collapse of the Union Peninsula Campaign offensive to capture Richmond, Robert E. Lee sought to move his army north and threaten Washington DC before Union forces could regroup. Read More

    12 Sep 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Harpers Ferry at Jefferson County, West Virginia; Loundon County, Virginia; Washington County, Maryland.

    The Battle of Harpers Ferry
    The Battle of Harpers Ferry

    As General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia advanced into Maryland in the fall of 1862, Lee made plans to capture the vital Union garrison at Harpers Ferry in the rear of his invading army. Although Maj. Gen. George McClellan's Army of the Potomac was in pursuit, in a bold maneuver Lee divided his army, sending three columns under Gen. Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson to Harpers Ferry while the rest of the army marched towards Hagerstown, Maryland. Surrounded on three sides by steep heights, the terrai… Read More

    17 Sep 1862

    Assigned to the Regiment led by Captain James S. Brown.

    17 Sep 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Antietam at Sharpsburg, Maryland.

    The Battle of Antietam
    The Battle of Antietam

    The Army of the Potomac, under the command of Maj. Gen. George McClellan, mounted a series of powerful assaults against General Robert E. Lee's forces along Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17th, 1862. Read More

    04 Oct 1862

    Virginia Wise Battalion Artillery mustered out at Virginia.

    Virginia, United States of America

    Field Officers

    Colonel Francis S. Bartow

    Colonel George T. Anderson

    Colonel Lucius J. Gartrell

    Captain James S. Brown

    Lieutenant John Pelham