Powder Horn Inscribed by John L. Mottley of the 15th Va. Infantry – NEW PRICE

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NEW PRICE: Powder Horn Inscribed by John L. Mottley of the 15th Va. Infantry – This typical mid-19th century powder horn is inscribed or scrimshawed with the following:

“J. L. Mottley

Co. C 15th Regiment

Corses’ Brigade

Pickett’s Division”

 The horn measures 9” in length and remains in excellent condition.

John Lewis Mottley

 

Residence Deatonsville, Amelia County VA; a 37 year-old Farmer. Enlisted on 3/30/1862 at Amelia County, VA as a Private. On 3/30/1862 he mustered into “G” Co. VA 1st Cavalry He was Furnished Substitute on 8/1/1862   (Hired C. Home as Substitute.)     Other Information: born 3/5/1825 in Nottoway County, VA died 2/15/1899 in Nottoway County, VA Buried: Mottley Family Cemetery, Nottoway County, VA   (Farmer, Jetersville, Amelia County, VA 1870.)

 John Lewis Mottley

 

Residence was not listed; Enlisted on 8/19/1864 at Amelia County, VA as a Private. On 8/19/1864 he was drafted into “C” Co. VA 15th Infantry He was Surrendered on 4/9/1865 at Appomattox Court House, VA   He was listed as: * On rolls 12/15/1864 (place not stated) Other Information: born 3/5/1825 died 2/15/1899 in Nottoway County, VA

The 15th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia.

15th Virginia was organized in May 1861, with men from Richmond and Henrico and Hanover counties. The regiment was brigaded under McLawsSemmes, and Corse, Army of Northern Virginia.

It fought with the army from the Seven Days’ Battles to Fredericksburg, then was involved in Longstreet’s Suffolk Expedition. During the Gettysburg Campaign, the 15th was on detached duty, and after serving in Tennessee and North Carolina participated in the battles at Drewry’s Bluff and Cold Harbor. Later it took its place in the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox.

This unit contained 476 effectives in April, 1862, reported 1 killed and 8 wounded at Malvern Hill, and lost fifty-nine percent of the 128 engaged at Sharpsburg. Many were captured at Sayler’s Creek, and on April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 69 officers and men. The field officers were Colonel Thomas P. August; Lieutenant Colonels James R. Crenshaw, Emmett M. Morrison, Thomas G. Peyton, and St. George Tucker; and Majors C.H. Clarke and John S. Walker.

15th Virginia Infantry

The 15th Virginia Volunteer Infantry Regiment was an infantry regiment raised in Virginia for service in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. It fought mostly with the Army of Northern Virginia. 15th Virginia was organized in May 1861, with men from Richmond and Henrico and Hanover counties. The regiment was brigaded under McLawsSemmes, and Corse, Army of Northern Virginia.

It fought with the army from the Seven Days’ Battles to Fredericksburg, then was involved in Longstreet’s Suffolk Expedition. During the Gettysburg Campaign, the 15th was on detached duty, and after serving in Tennessee and North Carolina participated in the battles at Drewry’s Bluff and Cold Harbor. Later it took its place in the Petersburg trenches north and south of the James River and ended the war at Appomattox.

This unit contained 476 effectives in April, 1862, reported 1 killed and 8 wounded at Malvern Hill, and lost fifty-nine percent of the 128 engaged at Sharpsburg. Many were captured at Sayler’s Creek, and on April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 69 officers and men.

The field officers were Colonel Thomas P. August; Lieutenant Colonels James R. Crenshaw, Emmett M. Morrison, Thomas G. Peyton, and St. George Tucker; and Majors C.H. Clarke and John S. Walker.

Active May 1861 – Spring 1865
Disbanded April 1865
Country Confederacy
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Role Infantry
Engagements First Battle of Bull Run
Seven Days’ Battles
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Antietam
Battle of Fredericksburg
Siege of Suffolk
Battle of Cold Harbor
Siege of Petersburg
Battle of Five Forks
Battle of Sailor’s Creek

1st VA Cavalry

Organized: on 7/16/61
Mustered Out: 4/9/65

 

From To Brigade Division Corps Army Comment
Jul ’61 Jul ’61 Cavalry Army of Shenandoah
Jul ’61 Sep ’61 Cavalry 2nd Army of Potomac
Sep ’61 Nov ’61 Cavalry Army of Potomac
Nov ’61 Mar ’62 Cavalry Potomac District Dept of Northern Virginia
Mar ’62 Jul ’62 Cavalry Army of Northern Virginia
Jul ’62 Sep ’63 Fitz. Lee’s Cavalry Army of Northern Virginia
Sep ’63 Jul ’64 Wickham’s Fitz. Lee’s Cavalry Army of Northern Virginia
Aug ’64 Jan ’65 Wickham’s Fitz. Lee’s/Rosser’s Valley District Dept of Northern Virginia
Feb ’65 Apr ’65 Wickham’s/Mumford’s Fitz. Lee’s Valley District Army of Northern Virginia

 

NAME: John Lewis Mottley
ENLISTMENT AGE: 37
BIRTH DATE: 5 Mar 1825
BIRTH PLACE: Nottoway County, Virginia
ENLISTMENT DATE: 30 Mar 1862
ENLISTMENT PLACE: Amelia County, Virginia
ENLISTMENT RANK: Private
MUSTER DATE: 30 Mar 1862
MUSTER PLACE: Virginia
MUSTER COMPANY: G
MUSTER REGIMENT: 1st Cavalry
MUSTER REGIMENT TYPE: Cavalry
MUSTER INFORMATION: Enlisted
MUSTER OUT DATE: 1 Aug 1862
MUSTER OUT INFORMATION: Furnished Substitute
SIDE OF WAR: Confederacy
SURVIVED WAR?: Yes
RESIDENCE PLACE: Deatonsville, Amelia County, Virginia
DEATH DATE: 15 Feb 1899
DEATH PLACE: Nottoway County, Virginia
BURIAL PLACE: Nottoway County, Virginia
CEMETERY: Mottley Family Cemetery
OCCUPATION: Farmer
ADDITIONAL NOTES: Farmer, Jetersville, Amelia County, VA 1870.

 

NAME: John Lewis Mottley
ENLISTMENT AGE: 39
BIRTH DATE: 5 Mar 1825
ENLISTMENT DATE: 19 Aug 1864
ENLISTMENT PLACE: Amelia County, Virginia
ENLISTMENT RANK: Private
MUSTER DATE: 19 Aug 1864
MUSTER PLACE: Virginia
MUSTER COMPANY: C
MUSTER REGIMENT: 15th Infantry
MUSTER REGIMENT TYPE: Infantry
MUSTER INFORMATION: Drafted
MUSTER OUT DATE: 9 Apr 1865
MUSTER OUT PLACE: Appomattox Court House, Virginia
MUSTER OUT INFORMATION: Surrendered
SIDE OF WAR: Confederacy
SURVIVED WAR?: Yes
DEATH DATE: 15 Feb 1899
DEATH PLACE: Nottoway County, Virginia
NOTES: 1864-12-15 On rolls

Pvt John Lewis Mottley

BIRTH 5 Mar 1825

Nottoway County, Virginia, USA

DEATH 15 Feb 1899 (aged 73)

Nottoway County, Virginia, USA

BURIAL Mottley Cemetery

Nottoway County, Virginia, USA

15th VA Infantry

Organized: Richmond, VA on 5/17/61
Mustered Out: 4/25/62

 

From To Brigade Division Corps Army Comment
May ’61 Oct ’61 Dept of Peninsula
Oct ’61 Jan ’62 August’s Dept of Peninsula
Jan ’62 Feb ’62 McLaws’ Dept of Peninsula
Apr ’62 May ’62 McLaws’ McLaws’ Magruder’s Dept of Northern Virginia
May ’62 Jun ’62 McLaws’ Magruder’s Army of Northern Virginia
Jun ’62 Jul ’62 Semmes’ McLaws’ Magruder’s Army of Northern Virginia
Jul ’62 Jul ’62 Semmes’ McLaws’ Army of Northern Virginia
Jul ’62 Nov ’62 Semmes’ McLaws’ 1st Army of Northern Virginia
Nov ’62 Feb ’63 Corse’s Pickett’s 1st Army of Northern Virginia
Feb ’63 Apr ’63 Corse’s Pickett’s Dept of Virginia and North Carolina
Apr ’63 May ’63 Corse’s Pickett’s Dept of Southern Virginia
May ’63 Sep ’63 Corse’s Pickett’s 1st Army of Northern Virginia
Sep ’63 Oct ’63 Corse’s Pickett’s Dept of North Carolina
Oct ’63 Nov ’63 Corse’s Dept of Western Virginia and East Tennessee
Nov ’63 Jan ’64 Corse’s Ransom’s Dept of Western Virginia and East Tennessee
Jan ’64 Jan ’64 Corse’s Dept of Southwest Virginia and East Tennesee
Feb ’64 May ’64 Corse’s Dept of North Carolina
May ’64 May ’64 Corse’s Hoke’s Dept of North Carolina and South Virginia
May ’64 Apr ’65 Corse’s Pickett’s 1st Army of Northern Virginia