Richmond Howitzers-2nd Company was organized in May 1861, and for a time served in the 1st Regiment Virginia Artillery. After becoming an independent command, it was assigned to J. T. Brown's, R. A. Hardaway's, and W. E. Cutshaw's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. The unit served from Seven Pines to Cold Harbor, then participated in the siege operations against Petersburg and the Appomattox Campaign. It took 64 effectives to Gettysburg and surrendered with I officer and 45 men. Its commanders were John T. Brown, Henry Hudnall, and David Watson.