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Confederate (CSA)


Hugh Madison Ross

(1831 - 1916)

Home State: Georgia

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery A

Before Sharpsburg

He was appointed Lieutenant in Captain Cutts' Sumter Flying Artillery battery (later Ross's) 15 July 1861, and Captain (on Cutts' promotion) 23 May 1862.1

The rest of the War

Also commanded the battery at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, to Petersburg as late as August 18642. Was promoted to Major of Artillery 1 March 1865.1






1   Jones, Charles Edgeworth, Georgia in the War, 1861-1865, Atlanta: Foote and Davies, printer, 1909, pp. 67-68  [AotW citation 873]

2   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, various pages  [AotW citation 874]