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Confederate Battery

Grimes' Portsmouth (VA) Battery

Disbanded/Mustered out on 10/4/1862
Commanding Officers:
  Capt. Cary F. Grimes
  Lt. John H. Thompson
Arms:
  3   Naval Howitzer
  1   10-pdr. Parrott

Map Showing this Unit:
   Detail Map #7: Richardson's Division Attacks the Sunken Road

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: Suanders' Artillery Battalion, Anderson's Division - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM

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



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

The remainder of the War:
The battery was disbanded by special order on October 4, 1862.

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

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

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