Miles C MaconHome State: Virginia
Command Billet: Battery Commander
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: Richmond (Fayette) Artillery
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was promoted from 1st Lieutenant to Captain of the Battery 24 September 1861 when Captain Cabell resigned to lead 1st Virginia Artillery Regiment, of which the battery became "Company I".
In the Antietam Campaign:
The battery was engaged against elements of Federal General Franklins Corps near Cramptons Gap on 14 September, where Col Montague of the 32nd Virginia Infantry noted that "Captain Macon, the senior artillery officer, managed his guns most handsomely, and he and his juniors are entitled to all the credit of the occasion, if any is due." [his report]. The battery was also in action at Sharpsburg on the 17th, but probably a detachment under command of Lt Clopton, while Capt Macon remained at or near Bolivar Heights.
References, Sources, and other notes:
It is likely that he was killed in the Appomattox Campaign of April 1865, judjing by his burial place, but we have not confirmed that.
Burial Place: Appomattox Confederate Cemetery, Appomattox CH, VA
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