Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
Capt. John Milledge
One of these 3-inch Ordnance Rifles is mentioned by Gen Pendleton as a "Hotchkiss".
This company was originally designated 1st Co. I, 3d Regiment Ga. Infantry. It was detached from this regiment, under Special Order No 242, Hdqrs. Richmond, Va. and became Blodgett's Battery Ga. Light Artillery August 5, 1861. This company was designated Co. C, 2d Battn. Ga. Reserve Light Artillery in August 1861. Upon the resignation of Captain Blodgett, May 21, 1862, John Milledge, Jr., was elected Captain and it became known as Milledge's Battery Ga. Light Artillery.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
This battery was one in the artillery battalions of Brown and Nelson who were guarding the Potomac fords near Williamsport and Shepherdstown on the Campaign. They were on the Virginia side of the river about a mile below Shepherdstown, and were not engaged at Sharpsburg.
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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