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3rd North Carolina Artillery, (1st) Company G

"Lloyd's Battery"


Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. W. P. Lloyd


  2   12-pdr. howitzer
  1   6-pdr. Gun


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Jackson's Corps Reserve Artillery
  Brigade - Cutts' Sumter (GA) Artillery Battalion

Unit history

Known as the (1st) Company G, 3rd Regt. N.C. Artillery (or 40th Regiment N.C. State Troops), they were later replaced by a 2nd and even a 3rd Company G in the Regiment.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

This battery was detached from Ransom's Brigade and attached to Cutt's Battalion for the Maryland Campaign. The battery was not significantly engaged at Sharpsburg. After the battle, Gen Ransom recommended the battery be disbanded and its horses and men combined in other units:

Camp near Martinsburg, September 25, 1862.

Colonel R. H. CHILTON.

SIR: I have the honor to recommend that Lloyd's battery (North Carolina) be disbanded, and for the following reasons: Upon leaving Petersburg the battery was assigned to duty with my brigade. It consisted of two smooth-bore 6-pounders and two 12-pounder howitzers. Although it started with the wagon-train from Richmond, it did not overtake the command for a week after the train had arrived, and was then in so unserviceable a condition as to be left at Leesburg. It, however, did get across the Potomac into Maryland, but did not fire a gun and was not exposed to fire, but succeeded in losing one gun two caissons.

Branch's battery is now attached to my brigade, and needs some 40 horses. I earnestly recommend that the men and horses of Lieutenant Lloyd's battery be transferred to Branch's and French's batteries. The service will be benefitted, and a considerable expense saved.

I have taken the responsibility of ordering the battery to the rear, where it can get forage. Here it would be an incumbrance.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,



September 25, 1862.

Respectfully forwarded, with the recommendation that Lloyd's battery be disbanded and the horses be distributed amongst the other batteries of the division, which stand in need of them.

Brigadier-General, Commanding Division.


September 26, 1862.

Respectfully referred to Colonel Walton, chief of artillery, for inspection of this battery, and report of same, with recommendation as to its disposition.

By command of Major-General Longstreet:

Assistant Adjutant-General.


Source: OFFICIAL RECORDS: Series 1, Vol 19, Part 1 (Antietam - Serial 27) , Pages 921 - 922

On Ocober 4, along with a number of other batteries, Lloyd's was disbanded and its men, horses, and some guns were distributed to other NC batteries.

Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

Tablet #355: Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia - 16 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 6 AM

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