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.
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