Warrenton Battery

Descendants Association

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

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



Organized for three years or the war in Fauquier County on March 10, 1862. Reorganized on April 16, 1862. Assisigned as 1st Company A, 12th Artillery Battalion, on May 15, 1862, per S.O. #112, Adjutant and Inspector General's Office. However, it soon became an independent battery again.

Commander: James Vass Brooke (Captain)
Captain: Addison W. Utterback

September 1862-February 1863: Brown's Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia
February-June 1863: Brown's Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
July 1863-April 1865: Poague's Battalion, Reserve Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia


August and September 1862

Armed with one 12-lb. Howitzer, one 12-lb. Napoleon, and two 6-lb. Smoothbores

July 1-3, 1863

Armed with two 12-lb. Howitzers and two 12-lb. Napoleons

December 28, 1864

Armed with two 12-lb. Napoleons


Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
Chancellorsville (May 1-4, 1863)
Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863)
Falling Waters (July 14, 1863)
Bristoe Campaign (October 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)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)

Surrendered at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865.


Warrenton Battery

Descendants Roll Call


If you are a descendant or family member of a soldier of the Warrenton Battery 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 Warrenton Battery" on the subject line and provide details in the message. Please find your ancestor or family member in the National Park Service Database (link shown below) and include such details as "company" and "rank out" in your message. This will greatly speed-up the posting of those soldiers who you wish to honor. Thank you.


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





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