Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
Capt. Hugh R. Garden
The Palmetto Light Artillery was raised by Captain Hugh R. Garden in 1862. The men came from the areas of Sumter, Columbia, and Cheraw in South Carolina and fought in the Army of Northern Virginia for the rest of the war.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
Starting just after noon, they fired on the advancing Federal line crossing Burnside's Bridge. Together with the Howitzer section of Reilly's Battery and Toomb's Ga infantry they kept the Federals at bay for over five hours, until A.P. Hills division could reach the scene. PLA had nine horses killed, five wounded, eleven men wounded including one Lt. (who died after his leg was amputated), and two guns disabled (but not captured).
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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit
Tablet #303: Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 15 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #309: Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command - 14 Sep, 9 PM to 16 Sep, 11 PM
Tablet #311: Reserve Artillery, Hood's Division - 15 Sep, 12 PM to 17 Sep, 2 PM
Tablet #368: Jones' Division, Longstreet's Command - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 16 Sep, 9 PM
Tablet #327: Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #304: Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #310: Hood's Division, Longstreet's Command - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
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See a nice History Page from the Palmetto Light reenactors. Text from this site.
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