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Grimes' Portsmouth (VA) Battery

Disbanded/Mustered out: 10/4/1862

 

Commanding Officers on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  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.while directing Anderson's Division Artillery.

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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.

We have 3 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--PvtOverman, Quinton D.KIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--PvtSullivan, James T.MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--LtThompson, John Henry        We have some details for this person

 

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