Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
Capt. James R. Branch
Captain James R. Branch's Company, Lee's Life Guard, Petersburg; enlisted May 11, 1861, for one year; mustered with the 12th Viginia regiment while in State service. When accepted into Confederate States service, the company was assigned as Company K, 16th Regiment Virginia Volunteers and was subsequently transfered to the artillery arm of the service per S. O. No. 62, A&IGO., dated March 10, 1862,
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
Attached to Ransom's Brigade.
We have 3 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:
|--||Capt||Branch, James Read|
|--||Pvt||Fleshwood, William T.||MWIA 09/17|
|--||Sgt||Mayes, John F.||KIA 09/17|
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