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Confederate Battery

Richmond Howitzers, 1st Company

Commanding Officer:
  Capt. E. S. McCarthy
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: 33
  Killed in Action (KIA): 1
  Wounded (WIA): 1
  Losses, % of Initial Strength: 6.1%

  2   10-pdr. Parrott
  2   6-pdr. Gun

Maps Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods
   Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods

Battlefield Tablet for this Unit:
   Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - McLaws' Division
  Brigade - McLaws' Division Artillery


History of the Unit:
"Organized by George Wyeth Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, at the time of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, the Richmond Howitzers grew into a battalion of three companies by 1861. An elite unit, the Howitzers served with distinction from 1st Manassas to Appomattox."
(from Richmond Howitzers)

In the Antietam Campaign:
Attached to Barksdale's Brigade, this battery was severely undermanned, and probably left their 2 6-pounders at Leesburg, Va, at the opening of the campaign.

References, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: The Richmond Howitzers - history online from the California reenactors group.

We have one individual in the AotW database for this unit:

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptMcCarthy, Edward S   

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