2nd Rockbridge Artillery

Descendants Association

Participants in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park

Organized by the conversion of 1st Company B, 52nd Infantry Regiment, to artillery service on September 28, 1861, per S.O. #165, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. Reorganized on May 1, 1862. Commander: John Miller (Captain). Captains: John A. M. Lusk and William K. Donald.


  • August/September, 1862: two 6-lb. Smoothbores, one 3-inch Ordnance Rifle, one 10-lb. Parrott

  • July, 1863: four 3-inch Ordanance Rifles

  • December, 1864: three 24-lb. Howitzers


  • November-December 1861: E. Johnson's Brigade, Army of the Northwest

  • March-May 1862: Artillery, Army of the Northwest

  • May-June 1862: Artillery Battalion, Ewell's Division, Valley District, Department of Northern Virginia

  • September 1862-February 1863: Artillery Battalion, Jackson's Division, 2nd Corps, Department of Northern Virginia

  • February-June 1863: Hardaway's-McIntosh's Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

  • June-July 1863: McIntosh's Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

  • July 1863-April 1865: McIntosh's Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia


Camp Alleghany, West Virginia - December 13, 1861
Shenandoah Valley Campaign - May/June 1862
Strasburg - June 1, 1862
Cross Keys - June 8, 1862
Fredericksburg - December 13, 1862
Chancellorsville - May 1/4, 1863
Gettysburg - July 1/3, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign - October 1863
Bristoe Station - October 14, 1863
Mine Run Campaign - November/December 1863
The Wilderness - May 5/6, 1864
Spotsylvania Court House - May 8/21, 1864
North Anna - May 23/26, 1864
Cold Harbor - June 1/3, 1864
Petersburg Siege - June 1864/April 1865
The Crater - July 30, 1864
Petersburg Final Assault - April 2, 1865
Appomattox Court House - April 9, 1865

Surrendered at Appomattox Court House - April 9, 1865


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the 2nd Rockbridge Artillery who served honorably at any time during the war and would like to be listed on the Descendants Roll Call, please send an e-mail by clicking the mail icon below. Type "2nd Rockbridge Arty" in the subject line and provide details in the message.


Soldier's Notes


2nd Rockbridge Artillery

Descendants Roll Call


Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died


Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery


Important Links

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene



Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier


Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives








The Remembrance Wall

The National Museum Of The Civil War Soldier

At Pamplin Historical Park

Another Great Way To Honor The Memory Of Your American Soldier

click on this link




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