Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
Capt. James R. McMullin
6 14-pdr. James
The battery was re-equipped immediately after Antietam
(before 1 October 1862) with 6 10-pounder Parrott Rifles
replacing the James Rifles.
They became known as the "Jackass Battery" from their late-1861 combat experience in (West) Virginia equipped with mountain howitzers drawn by "raw, unbroken mules".
On the Antietam Campaign
At South Mountain on September 14th, "Lieutenant Crome, commanding a section of McMullins battery, was killed whilst serving a piece in place of the gunner, who had been disabled."
(from Gen. Cox's report)
Map Showing this Unit
Detail Map #9: Burnside Attacks the Lower Bridge
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #59: Kanawha Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #61: Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
We have 5 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:
|--||Lt||Crome, George L.||MWIA 09/14|
|--||Lt||Fair, Isaac C.|
|--||Pvt||Fulmer, Hiram||WIA 09/14|
|--||Lt||McClung, George H.|
|--||Capt||McMullin, James Ross|
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