Twelfth Independent Battery,
Light Artillery
(Veteran)


The following has been copied from Frederick Phisterer's New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, volume 2, (Albany, New York: Weed and Parsons, 1890), pages 1588-1590.

Twelfth Independent Battery, Light Artillery
(Veteran).

This battery was organized at Albany, January 3, 1862, by the consolidation of the companies recruited by Capts. William H. Ellis and Walter Shaw, and mustered in the service of the United States for three years January 14, 1862. It was recruited principally at Albany, Troy, Newfane, Jordan, Kendall, Wilson, Lockport, Somerset, Amsterdam, Hartland and Poestenkill. It received its numerical designation January 15, 1862, and at the expiration of its term of service, February 18, 1865, a number of men, originally recruited for the 20th Battery, at Jamaica, Elmira, Poughkeepsie, Tarrytown and Kingston were assigned to it. The battery, commanded by Captain Ellis, left the State on the 17th of January, 1862, and served at and near Washington, D.C., and in the Artillery Camp of Instruction from January, 1862; in the 22d Corps from February, 1863; in the Artillery Brigade, 3d Corps, Army of the Potomac, from July 7, 1863; in the 2d Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1864; in the Artilley Brigade, 2d Corps, from May 18, 1864; and in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from September, 1864. Commanded by Capt. Charles A. Clark, it was honorably discharged and mustered out at Albany, June 14, 1865, having lost by death, killed in action, 1 officer, 4 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 14 enlisted men; total, 1 officer, 18 enlisted men; aggregate, 19; of whom 3 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy; and taken part in the following engagements, etc.:

Wapping Heights, Va.--July 23, 1863--no losses
Kelly's Ford, Va.--Nov. 7, 1863--no losses
Mine Run Campaign--Nov. 26 to Dec. 2, 1863--no losses
     Locust Grove, Va.--Nov. 27, 1863--no losses
Wilderness, Va.--May 5-7, 1864--no losses
Spotsylvania Court House, Va.--May 8-21, 1864--(In table the losses on this and following line were combined.)
     Landron House, Va.--May 18, 1864--3 enlisted men missing
North Anna, Va.--May 22-26, 1864--1 enlisted man killed, 3 enlisted men wounded but recovered
Totopotomoy--May 27-31, 1864--no losses
Cold Harbor, Va.--June 1-12, 1864--1 enlisted man wounded but recovered
Before Petersburg--June 15, 1864 to April 2, 1865
Assault of Petersburg, Va.--June 15-19, 1864--no losses
Weldon Railroad, Va.--June 21-23, 1864--1 enlisted man killed, 1 enlisted man wounded but recovered
Deep Bottom, Va.--July 27-29, 1864--no losses
Ream's Station, Va.--Aug. 25, 1864--1 officer and 2 enlisted men
killed, 2 enlisted men wounded but recovered, 6 enlisted men missing
Fall of Petersburg, Va.--April 2, 1865--no losses
Total losses--1 officer and 4 enlisted men killed, 7 enlisted men wounded but recovered, 18 enlisted men missing

Officers of the Battery.

Captains:
William H. Ellis--from December 30, 1861, to February 23, 1863
George F. McKnight--from March 7, 1863, to December 26, 1864
Charles A. Clark--from January 6 to June 14, 1865.

First Lieutenants:
George K. Dauchy--from November 18, 1862, to November 17, 1864
Jacob Frantz--from December 16, 1861, to January 6, 1862
Walter Shaw--from December 16, 1861, to March 30, 1863
William S. Bull--from April 23, 1863, to March 23, 1863
George F. Battey--from February 27 to June 14, 1865
John F. Kingsbury--from April 25 to June 14, 1865

Second Lieutenants:
William W. Tice--from December 30, 1861, to April 17, 1863
David Phillips--from January 16, 1862, to March 30, 1863
Henry D. Brower--from April 11, 1863, to August 25, 1864
Charles W. Simpkins--from June 1 to December 2, 1863
Roswell E. Irish--from April 25 to August 12, 1864
Abraham S. Liddle--from November 18, 1864, to June 14, 1865
Elisha D. Conklin--from April 24 to June 14, 1865
William P. Slocum--not mustered

Record of the Officers.

BATTEY, GEORGE F., age 26 years; enrolled September 27, 1861, at Buffalo to serve three years; mustered in as Corporal, 27th Battery, December 17, 1862; promoted Quartermaster-Sergeant, November 19, 1863; First Sergeant, July 4, 1864; mustered in as First Lieutenant, this Battery, February 27, 1865; mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865, at Albany, N.Y.; commissioned First Lieutenant, February 18, 1865, with rank from February 6, 1865, vice Dauchy, mustered out.

BROWER, HENRY D., age 22 years; enrolled October 1, 1861, at Albany to serve three years; mustered in as Private, 11th Battery, October 26, 1861; transferred to this battery, kanuary 14, 1862; promoted Corporaal, no date; First Sergeant, November 21, 1862; mustered in as Second Lieutenant, April 11, 1863; killed in action, August 25, 1864, at Ream's Station, Va.; commissioned Second Lieutenant, April 6, 1863, with rank from March 30, 1863, vice Phillips, resigned.

BULL, WILLIAM S., late First Lieutenant and Adjutant, 49th Infantry; mustered in as First Lieutenant, this battery, April 23, 1863; discharged, March 23, 1865; Colonel, N.Y. Volunteers, by brevet; see 3d Artillery; commissioned First Lieutenant, April 4, 1863, with rank from March 30, 1863, vice Shaw, resigned.

CLARK, CHARLES A., First Lieutenant, 27th Battery; mustered in as captain, this Battery, to date January 6, 1865; discharged, May 29, 1865; order of discharge revoked, June 2, 1865; mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865, at Albany, N.Y.; commissioned Captain, January 11, 1865, with rank from January 6, 1865, vice McKnight, mustered out.

CONKLIN, ELISHA D., age 22 years; enrolled October 19, 1861, at Jordan to serve three years; mustered in as Sergeant, November 18, 1861; re-enlisted as aveteran, December 23, 1863; promoted First Sergeant, June 1864; captured in action, June 22, 1864; released in December, 1864; mustered in as Second Lieutenant, April 24, 1865; mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865, at Albany, N.Y.; commissioned Second Lieutenant, September 16, 1864, with rank from August 27, 1864, vice Irish, dismissed.

DAUCHY, GEORGE K., age 32 years; enrolled October 7, 1861, at Troy to serve three years; mustered in as First Lieutenant, November 18, 1861; discharged, November 17, 1864; see 16th Artillery; commissioned First Lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from November 18, 1861, original.

ELLIS, WILLIAM H., age 31 years; enrolled September 28, 1861, at Troy to serve three years; mustered in as Captain, December 30, 1861; dismissed, February 23, 1863; commissioned Captain, January 17, 1862, with rank from November 18, 1861, original.

FRANTZ, JACOB, age 41 years; enrolled October 15, 1861, at Royalton to serve three years; mustered in as First Lieutenant, Shaw's Battery, December 16, 1861, to serve three years; dropped, January 6, 1862, on consolidation of Shaw's and Ellis' Batteries, forming this battery; not commissioned.

IRISH, ROSWELL E., age 28 years; enrolled October 24, 1861, at Jordan to serve three years; mustered in as Corporal, November 18, 1861; promoted Sergeant, June 6, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran, December 26, 1863; mustered in as Second Lieutenant, April 25, 1864; cashiered, August 12, 1864; commissioned Second Lieutenant, February 27, 1864, with rank from December 2, 1863, vice Simpkins, discharged.

KINGSBURY, JOHN D., age 19 years; enrolled at Burksville, Va., to serve three years, and mustered in as First Lieutenant, April 26, 1865; mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865, at Albany, N.Y.; commissioned First Lieutenant, April 8, 1865, with rank of same date, vice Bull, mustered out.

LIDDLE, ABRAHAM S., age 21 years; enrolled October 15, 1861, at Newfane to serve three years; mustered in as Private,December 19, 1861; promoted Corporal, June 9, 1863; re-enlisted as a veteran, December 26, 1863; promoted Quartermaster-Sergeant, September 6, 1864; mustered in as Second Lieutenant, November 18, 1864; mustered out with battery, June 14, 1865, at Albany, N.Y.; commissioned Second Lieutenant, November 30, 1864, with rank from November 15, 1864, vice Slocum, declined.

McKNIGHT, GEORGE F., Second Lieutenant, 1st Artilley; mustered in as Captain, this Battery, March 7, 1863; discharged, December 26, 1864; commissioned Captain, February 26, 1863, with rank of Same date, vice Ellis, dismissed.

PHILLIPS, DAVID, age 44 years; enrolled October 7, 1861, at Newfane to serve three years; mustered in, December 16, 1861, as Second Lieutenant, Shaw's Battery, which was consolidated into this battery, January 16, 1862; discharged, March 30, 1863; commissioned Second Lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from January 13, 1862, original.

SHAW, WALTER, age 45 years; enrolled October 7, 1861, at Newfane as Captain, Shaw's Battery, to serve three years; mustered in as First Lieutenant, this battery, to date December 16, 1861; discharged, March 30, 1863; commissioned First Lieutenant, January 17, 1962, with rank from December 16, 1861, original.

SIMPKINS, CHARLES W., age 23 years; enrolled October 23, 1861, at Kendall, to serve three years, and mustered in as Sergeant, November 18, 1861; promoted First Seargeant, April 11 1863; mustered in as Second Lieutenant, June 2, 1863; commissioned Second Lieutenant, May 27, 1863 with rank from April 17, 1863, vice Tice, resigned.

SLOCUM, WILLIAM P., age 24 years; enrolled October 16, 1861, at Cambria to serve three years; mustered in as corporal, December 16, 1861; promoted Sergeant, November 28, 1862; discharged, December, 1864, near Petersburg, Va.; commissioned, not mustered, declined, Second Lieutenant, September 16, 1864, with rank from September 1, 1864, vice Brower, killed in action.

TICE, WILLIAM W., age 30 years; enrolled October 12, 1861, at Troy to serve three years; mustered in as Second Lieutenant, December 30, 1861; discharged April 17, 1863; commissioned Second Lieutenant, January 17, 1862, with rank from December 13, 1861, original.


The following comes from Frederick H. Dyer's A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, volume 2, (Dayton, Ohio: Morningside, 1979), page 1399.

12th Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in January 14, 1862.
Left State for Washington, D.C., January 17.
Attached to Whipple's Brigade, Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863.
22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1863.
Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864.
2nd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to May 18, 1864.
Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864.
Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--
Duty at Artillery Camp, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863, and in the Defenses of Washington, until July.
Pursuit of Lee July 6-24.
Wapping Heights, Va., July 23.
On line of the Rappahannock until October.
Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
Kelly's Ford November 7.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Payne's Farm November 27.
Mine Run November 28-30.
Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 15, 1864.
Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7.
Spottsylvania May 8-12.
Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21.
Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19.
North Anna River May 23-26.
On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
Totopotomoy May 28-31.
Cold Harbor June 1-12.
Before Petersburg June 16-18.
Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864.
Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29.
Deep Bottom July 27-28.
Ream's Station August 25.
Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865.
Assault and capture of Petersburg April 2.
Moved to Washington, May.
Grand Review May 23.
Mustered out June 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.


What follows is the list of holdings of USAMHI (United States Army Military History Institute) at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania.

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12th Independent Battery New York Light Artillery

Dauchy, George K. "The Battle of Ream's Station."  In Military Essays and Recollections 
	(MOLLUS, IL, Vol. 3).  Chicago: Dial Pr, 1899.  pp. 125-40 (9 photocopied pages).  E464M5.1991v12.

Dyer, Frederick H.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion.  Vol. 2.
      Dayton, OH: Morningside, 1979.  Ref.
	See p. 1399 (1 photocopied page) for a concise summary of the regiment's service.

New York (State).  AGO.  Annual Report...for the Year 1897.  No. 15.
      Albany, NY:  Wynkoop, Hallenbeck, Crawford, 1898.  pp. 596-631.  E523.2N6no15.
      (Alphabetical roster of the regiment).

Phisterer, Frederick, comp.  New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865.  Vol. 2.
      Albany, NY:  Weed and Parsons, 1890.  E523P582v2.
	See pp. 1588-90 (3 photocopied pages) for a brief history of the regiment and 
      a roster of officers.


Our Photo Archive includes images of individuals of this unit.

The following (partial) list of enlisted men was sent to me November 21, 2001, by Mary Renwick, mollysdiamonds@yahoo.com.

Asahel Brown of Newfane, New York, a member of the battery, was an ancestor of Mary's husband, Michael Renwick.

Addie, Thos. J.
Armstrong, Wm
Ackhurst, Wm veteran
Avery Chas, D. veteran
Adriance, John veteran
Alker Casper
+Apgar, Mathias
+Avis, Martin L.
.  .  .
Brown, Asahel


Here is the roster as it is printed in the Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the Year 1897, Serial #15 Winkoop Hallenbeck Crawford Co., State Printers, Albany and New York. 1898. Twelfth Battery pages, 596-631:

  1. Abbott, Samuel
  2. Ackhurst, William H.
  3. Addi, Thomas J.
  4. Adriance, John
  5. Ahlhurst, William H.
  6. Albeerts, George
  7. Alker, Casper
  8. Allison, Joseph
  9. Anderson, William H.
  10. Angevine, George W.
  11. Armstrong, William
  12. Ashley, George W.
  13. Austin, Alvin
  14. Avery, Charles D.
  15. Avis, Martin L.
  16. Babcock, Lester W.
  17. Bacon, Hollister
  18. Bailey, Joseph L.
  19. Baker, Ebenezer
  20. Balmer, William, see Bamer
  21. Balwick, Jacob
  22. Bamer, William
  23. Banker, Chauncey
  24. Barker, John
  25. Bass, John G.
  26. Battey, George F.
  27. Bedell, George D.
  28. Bell, John
  29. Berry, James M.
  30. Berwell, Alexander, see Burwell
  31. Betts, Christian
  32. Biselte, Thomas
  33. Bisland, Thomas
  34. Blakely, David
  35. Bleck, James
  36. Bloodgood, Robert
  37. Bolster, William
  38. Boughton, Lyman
  39. Bowie, Thomas
  40. Brainerd, James
  41. Braithaupt, Conrad
  42. Briner, Samuel
  43. Brower, Henry D.
  44. Brown, Asahel
  45. Brown, Franklin
  46. Bruer, Samuel, see Briner
  47. Bull, William S.
  48. Burbridge, John
  49. Burns, John
  50. Burr, Warren P.
  51. Burwell, Alexander
  52. Butcher, Theodore
  53. Campbell, George W.
  54. Campbell, John G.
  55. Caravay, Thomas
  56. Carberry, Thomas, see Caravay
  57. Carey, James
  58. Cavalier, Charles
  59. Cavenagh, Charles, see Cavalier
  60. Clark, Charles A.
  61. Clark, John M.
  62. Clark, Moses
  63. Cochrane, James H.
  64. Cohen, Henry
  65. Cole, William
  66. Comiskey, Thomas, see Cumiskey
  67. Conger, Edward
  68. Conklin, Edwin L.
  69. Conklin, Elisha D.
  70. Coughton, Charles L.
  71. Covell, Alfred S.
  72. Cox, Charles H.
  73. Crapser, Jacob
  74. Craver, James
  75. Cumiskey, Charles
  76. Darwin, John, see Dorwin
  77. Dauchy, George K.
  78. Davis, John
  79. Dawson, John A.
  80. Demmon, Cyrus A.
  81. Derby, Abraham H.
  82. Dickson, Robert
  83. Disbanis, Edward
  84. Dixon, Robert, see Dickson
  85. Dodge, Elijah
  86. Donnelly, Patrick
  87. Dooley, John
  88. Dorwin, John
  89. Drew, Charles
  90. Duchy, George K, see Dauchy
  91. Duffy, John
  92. Dunn, James
  93. Eaton, Alva A.
  94. Eggleston, Harvey
  95. Ellis, William H.
  96. Emmerson, George T.
  97. Erving, Elijah
  98. Fagan, Michael G.
  99. Fahning, Henry
  100. Falem, Michael
  101. Fallon, Edward, see Fellon
  102. Farmer, John
  103. Farrar, Charles
  104. Farrington, Fernando P.
  105. Feald, William
  106. Feathers, Allen
  107. Feathers, Jeremiah
  108. Fellon, Edward
  109. Ferris, Alfred
  110. Fife, George S.
  111. Findley, Henry
  112. Finn, George
  113. Fisher, William
  114. Fitzgerald, John
  115. Foley, Daniel
  116. Folsom, Hiram
  117. Fowler, Alozo H.
  118. Frantz, Jacob
  119. Frink, Charles
  120. Gage, Orrin P.
  121. Garis, Conrad
  122. Garvey, Cornelius
  123. Gavin, Conley
  124. Geller, Henry
  125. Gilbo, Alfred
  126. Gilmore, George B.
  127. Gobar, Jacob H.
  128. Goulden, W. H.
  129. Greenfield, B. F.
  130. Gregory, Charles O.
  131. Griffin, Patrick
  132. Gustin, Timothy
  133. Harris, Arnold
  134. Harris, William
  135. Hartwick, Henry
  136. Hasler, M.
  137. Hastings, Thaddeus
  138. Hathaway, Johnson
  139. Hennix, Charles
  140. Higgins, William H.
  141. Hoffman, Mathias
  142. Holmes, Thomas
  143. Holtz, Carl
  144. Hoyt, James B.
  145. Hubbard, Gilbert
  146. Irish, roswell E.
  147. Irwin, Francis
  148. Jackes, Joseph
  149. Joice, Patrick
  150. Jukes, Joseph, see Jackes
  151. Keller, George
  152. Kelly, Thomas
  153. Kendall, Gustavus
  154. Kendrick, George
  155. Kenney, Henry
  156. Kerrick, Mahlon
  157. King, John
  158. Kingsbury, John D.
  159. Kork, James, see Bork
  160. Krupp, Peter
  161. Lahay, Michael [age 37]
  162. Lahay, Michael [age 42]
  163. Lakin, Luther
  164. Lamay, Jerry, see Lemay
  165. Lawrence, John H.
  166. Leadrich, Gotlieb
  167. Le Baren, Christopher
  168. Lee, Joseph
  169. Lee, Martin
  170. Lefever, Jesse
  171. Leighton, David
  172. Lemay, Jerry
  173. Lewis, George E.
  174. Lewis, John H.
  175. Lewis, Joseph
  176. Liddle, Abraham
  177. Lions, James
  178. Little, Samuel
  179. Longwell, Hugh
  180. Loomis, O. P.
  181. Luddington, George
  182. Maer, John
  183. Maer, Martin
  184. Maguire, John, see McGuire
  185. Maice, Ferdinand, see Meyer
  186. Maier, Frdinand, see Meyer
  187. Mandaville, James
  188. Mapes, Ebenezer I.
  189. Marchant, Lorenzo
  190. Marquot, Andrew
  191. Martin, Robert
  192. Mason, Charles
  193. Maxon, George S.
  194. Maxwell, James A.
  195. Mayette, Joseph
  196. McChesney, Cyrus
  197. McChesney, Leonard
  198. McDonald, John
  199. McGuire, John
  200. McKnight, George F.
  201. McNear, Charles H.
  202. Merchant, Lorenzo, see Marchant
  203. Meyer, Ferdinand
  204. Miller, John
  205. Miller, Lyman
  206. Miller, Thomas T.
  207. Mills, John
  208. Mogland, Charles
  209. Moore, Frederick A.
  210. Moore, William
  211. Morah, William
  212. More, William
  213. Muloy, John
  214. Murphy, Robert
  215. Nealson, Peter
  216. Nerber, Peter
  217. Nesbitt, Oliver
  218. Newell, Charles H.
  219. Nielson, Peter, see Nealson
  220. Northrup, Lyman W.
  221. Norton Fred'k M
  222. O'Brien, Patrick
  223. O'Connell, John
  224. O'Connell, Thomas
  225. Odrion, Frederick
  226. Oleson, Ole
  227. O'Niel, Charles
  228. Outwater, George
  229. Parks, George
  230. Paterson, Theodore
  231. Patterson, James
  232. Perkins, David L.
  233. Phillips, David
  234. Pierce, Edwin
  235. Playford, Philip[
  236. Portoe, Nicholas
  237. Puls, Gustav
  238. Quigg, William C.
  239. Quinn, Thomas
  240. Ragan, Thomas, see Regan
  241. Randolph, William
  242. Raymond, Merritt H.
  243. Red, George H.
  244. Regan, Thomas
  245. Reynolds, Nicholas
  246. Richards, Reuben R.
  247. Roberts, Nadah
  248. Rollo, John A.
  249. Rork, James
  250. Rossenberg, Carel
  251. Rush, James
  252. Russell, James
  253. Saddington, George
  254. Sayer, Laban
  255. Schlinbeck, Sebastian
  256. Schmidt, Frederick, see Smith
  257. Schmidt, John
  258. Seeley, Jackson
  259. Sharrock, William
  260. Shaver, William
  261. Shaw, Ferdinand
  262. Shaw, Walter
  263. Shingler, Samuel S.
  264. Shuart, Nery
  265. Simpkins, Charles W.
  266. Slocum, William F.
  267. Smith, Daniel P.
  268. Smith, Frederick
  269. Smith, John
  270. Smith Saffaren
  271. Spicer, Marlow S.
  272. Starkweather, Hiram
  273. Steele, Rollin G.
  274. Steiner, Ernest
  275. Stern, Philip
  276. Stewart, Clinton
  277. Stewart, William E.
  278. Stiner, Ernst, see Ernest
  279. Strong, Wesley
  280. Stuart, Nery, see Shuart
  281. Stumpf, Henri
  282. Swan, Edgar
  283. Swan, George
  284. Talcott, Elijah
  285. Taylor, James
  286. Taylor, John
  287. Tearny, William
  288. Teeling, Alexander
  289. Thomas, John
  290. Thompson, Alexander
  291. Thompson, George W.
  292. Thompson, Ira E.
  293. Thompson, Martin
  294. Tice, Cornelius C.
  295. Tice, William W.
  296. Tole, William
  297. Tracy, Zenas
  298. Turner, Thomas
  299. Tyler, John
  300. Valentine, Ornel
  301. Van Hoesen, Brainerd
  302. Van Horn, Charles
  303. Vreeland, William
  304. Ward, Joseph
  305. Wells, Martin
  306. Weninga, Eilert
  307. Wentworth, Burt
  308. White, Andrew
  309. White, John
  310. Whited, Hilbourn G.
  311. Wilson, George B.
  312. Wilson, John L.
  313. Wright, Henry W.
  314. Zerbe, Frederick

May 11, 2002, I received an email from Dennis B. Miller, dnmiller@bellsouth.net, of Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He very kindly sent me some information about the 12th NY Independent Battery. His message follows:

Mr. Wooster,
I have just seen your site on the 12th N.Y. Independent Battery and thought you may like some information from the "other side" concerning the capture of Capt. George F. Mcknight's four guns on the 22nd of June 1864 near the Jerusalem Plank Road at Petersburg. Adjutant Lawson H. Carter of the 10th Battn Ga Infantry recorded the day's actions and forwarded them to the Macon Telegraph newspaper in Macon, Ga. The article appears July 9, 1864. The 10th was a part of "Rans" Wright's Ga Brigade, one of three brigades under William Mahone's command that day. The adjutant did not know the identity of the battery and only mentions three guns instead of the four that were taken. I will give you the 5th paragraph of the article which mentions the battery and hope it will be of some interest.

     "Those on the right and left coming up, the advance was again made and the enemy's works gallantly carried, many of the enemy being killed and wounded. Some 2000 prisoners, several stands of colors, and three pieces of artillery. Two of the flags were first taken possession of by Private Edward Creed, Co. B, 10th Georgia Battalion, and two of the pieces of artillery were first reached by Sergeant [James S.] Finch and Corporal [Obediah] Durham, Co. A, 10th Georgia Battalion."

Dennis B. Miller


Kenneth Jennings Wooster
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