The North Carolina 13th Artillery Battalion was organized in December, 1863, with six companies. The men had all seen prior service in other units. The men were from the counties of Cumberland, New Hanover, Beaufort, Orange, Craven, and Wake.
Lieutenant Colonel Joseph B. Starr
This unit did not serve as one command. Companies A, B, C, D, and E were assigned to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, fought at Bentonville , and surrendered with the Army of Tennessee
. Company F (Branch Artillery) served with the Army of Northern Virginia and surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse .
The Wilderness (May 5-6, 1864)
Spotsylvania Court House (May 8-21, 1864)
North Anna (May 22-26, 1864)
Cold Harbor (June 1-3, 1864)
Petersburg Siege (June 1864-April 1865)
Globe Tavern (August 18-21, 1864)
Reams' Station (August 25, 1864)
Jones' Farm (September 30, 1864)
Squirrel Level Road (September 30, 1864)
Harman Road (October 2, 1864)
Hatcher's Run (February 5-7, 1865)
Petersburg Final Assault (April 2, 1865)
Appomattox Court House (April 9, 1865)
Bentonville, NC (April 25 – 27, 1865) Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 1329 men.
Company A - Was Company D and the North Carolinians in Company B, 12th Battalion Virginia Light Artillery until 4 November 1863.
Company B - Was 2nd Company B, 36th North Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery), until 4 November 1863.
Company C - Was 1st Company C, 36th Regiment North Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Caroliina Artillery) until 4 November 1863.
Company D - Was 2nd Company G, 36th Regiment north Carolina Troops (2nd Regiment North Carolina Artillery) until 4 November 1863.
Company E - Was 2nd Company G, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops (3rd Regiment North Carolina artillery) until 4 November.
Company F - Was 1st Company H, 40th Regiment North Carolina Troops (3rd Regiment North Carolina Artillery) until 4 November 1863.