Unit History – Staunton Artillery

6 06 2022

Was organized at Staunton, Virginia, in 1859 and entered Confederate service in June, 1861. The men were from Augusta County. It participated in the Battle of First Manassas, the was active at West Point, Virginia. Later it was assigned to A. R. Courtney’s, H. P. Jones’, and W. E. Cutshaw’s Battalion of Artillery. The company fought with the Army of Northen Virginia, from the Seven Days’ Battles to Cold Harbor, moved with Early to the Shenandoah Valley, and was involved in the Appomattox Campaign. The unit totalled 111 effectives in April, 1862, had 60 men in action at Gettysburg, and surrendered with no officers and 54 men. Captains William L. Balthis, Asher W. Garber, and John D. Imboden were in command.

From Joseph H. Crute, Jr., Units of the Confederate States Army, p. 414-415



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