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Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Miles Cary Macon

(1836 - 1865)

Home State: Virginia

Education: Virginia Military Institute, Class of 1856

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Richmond (Fayette) Artillery

Before Sharpsburg

He attended the Virginia Military Institute in the Class of 1856, then went into business in Richmond. On 25 April 1861, a 25 year old clerk in Richmond, he was commissioned First Lieutenant in Battery B, 38th Battalion, Virginia Artillery (the Richmond Fayette Artillery). He was promoted to Captain on 24 September 1861.

On the 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.

The rest of the War

He was killed near Appomattox Court House, VA on 8 April 1865, though not with the battery.

References & notes

Service and other details from Robert H. Moore's The Richmond Fayette, Hampden, Thomas, and Blount's Lynchburg Artillery (roster, 1991) via the Historical Data Systems database. Personal details from Walker's Biographical Sketches of the Graduates and Eleves of the Virginia Military Institute ... (1875). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

1836; Hanover County, VA

Death

04/08/1865 Appomattox County, VA; burial in Appomattox Confederate Cemetery, Appomattox CH, VA