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robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP13 Jun 2021 4:43 a.m. PST

Tracking down battery composition for the 1862 Campaign in the Valley. (Yes, I know I'm crazy.) Does anyone have a clue on these?
Raines' Battery (Lynchburg Artillery)
Rice's Battery (New Market Artillery)
Brockenborough's Battery (Baltimore Lt Artillery)
And does anyone know how the 1st Rockbridge Artillery (McLaughlin's, then Shumaker's, then Poague's) was structured after they lost two guns at Kernstown. I know one of the lost guns was a 6-pd smoothbore, but I don't know about the other.

Thanks,

Robert

Dn Jackson Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2021 3:26 a.m. PST

This might help a little. link

The old Terrible Swift Sword series was fairly well researched. Here's the Battle of Kernstown from Board Game Geek.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP14 Jun 2021 6:40 a.m. PST

Thanks, Dn. And yes, everything--pretty much--looks well researched. But I need one level deeper--something which tells the difference between a section of 6-lb smoothbores, one of Parrotts, and one of 12-lb howitzers.

Blutarski22 Jun 2021 6:14 p.m. PST

Dr Poepenbrink wrote -
Tracking down battery composition for the 1862 Campaign in the Valley. (Yes, I know I'm crazy.) Does anyone have a clue on these?

Raine's Battery (Lynchburg Artillery)
Raine's (Lee) VA Battery, as of Antietam:
2 x 3-in Ordnance Rifles
2 x 12-lb SB Howitzers

Rice's Battery (New Market Artillery)
Rice's (8th Star) VA Battery, as of Antietam:
1 x 10-lb Parrot Rifle
1 x 3-in Ordnance Rifle
1 x 12-lb SB Napoleon

Brockenborough's Battery (Baltimore Lt Artillery)
Brockenborough's (2nd Baltimore) MD Battery as of Antietam:
1 x 3-in Ordnance Rifle
1 x Blakely Rifle
1 x 10-lb Parrot Rifle
1 x 12-lb SB Howitzer

Poague's 1st Rockbridge Artillery
Poague's(Rockbridge) VA Battery, as of Antietam:
2 x 10-lb Parrot Rifles
1 x 12-lb SB Napoleon
1 x 6-lb SB (this gun was not present at Antietam)

Reference source "Artillery Hell The Employment of Artillery at Antietam", by Curt Johnson & Richard C Anderson Jr.


The above is the best data I have at hand for mid-1862. Hope it helps!

B

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