Virginia 13th Light Artillery Battalion (Confederate)

    01 May 1863

    Virginia 13th Light Artillery Battalion organized at Virginia.

    09 May 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain at Pulaski County, Virginia.

    15 Jun 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Second Petersburg at Petersburg, Virginia.

    The Battle of Second Petersburg
    The Battle of Second Petersburg

    As the Overland Campaign concluded, the strategic goals of Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant shifted from the defeat of Robert E. Lee's army in the field to eliminating the supply and communication routes to the Confederate capital at Richmond. The city of Petersburg, 24 miles south of Richmond, was the junction point of five railroads that supplied the entire upper James River region. Grant knew Petersburg was the key to the capture of Richmond and that Lee would be forced to defend it. Marching south from Co… Read More

    18 Aug 1864

    Participated in the Battle of Globe Tavern at Petersburg, Virginia.

    06 Apr 1865

    Participated in the Battle of High Bridge at Prince Edward County, Virginia; Cumberland County, Virginia.

    The Battle of High Bridge
    The Battle of High Bridge

    Harried mercilessly by Federal troops and continually cut off from turning south to reach Gen. Joseph Johnston's army in North Carolina, General Robert E. Lee and his army headed west along the Appomattox River, eventually arriving in Cumberland County on April 6th. Food and supplies that Lee's men desperately needed were waiting at Farmville, across the river. To get there, Lee needed to use the 2,500-foot long, 130-foot tall High Bridge, which carried the South Side Railroad over the Appomattox. A small… Read More

    06 Apr 1865

    Participated in the Battle of Sailor's Creek at Amelia County, Virginia; Prince Edward County, Virginia; Nottoway County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Sailor's Creek
    The Battle of Sailor's Creek

    Five days after Robert E. Lee's men retreated from the trenches of Petersburg, cavalry under Maj. Gen. Phil Sheridan effectively cut off three separate corps of Lee's army near Sailor's Creek, a tributary of the Appomattox River, while the Union Second and Sixth Corps approached from the east. On April 6th, two brigades of Andrew H. Humphrey's Second Corps overwhelmed two brigades of Maj. Gen. John B. Gordon's division as the Confederates struggled to move their supply and artillery trains across the creek… Read More

    09 Apr 1865

    Virginia 13th Light Artillery Battalion mustered out at Virginia.