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Grimes' Portsmouth (VA) Battery

Disbanded/Mustered out: 10/4/1862

 

Commanding Officers at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. Cary F. Grimes
  Lt. John H. Thompson

 

Arms:
  3   Naval Howitzer
  1   10-pdr. Parrott

 

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


On the Sharpsburg Campaign

The battery was engaged from positions near the Piper's stone barn on September 17th. Capt Grimes was mortally wounded in action there.

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #386: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 1 PM
Tablet #344: Anderson's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #380: Saunders' Artillery Battalion, Anderson's Division - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM

After the Sharpsburg Campaign

The battery was disbanded by special order on October 4, 1862.

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--LtThompson, John H        We have some details for this person

 

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