Richmond (Fayette) Artillery"Macon's VA Battery"
Capt. M. C. Macon
Lt. William I. Clopton
2 10-pdr. Parrott
4 6-pdr. Gun
Battlefield Tablet for this Unit:
Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
This Battery's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of Northern Virginia
Corps - Longstreet's Command
Division - McLaws' Division
Brigade - McLaws' Division Artillery
In the Antietam Campaign:
Capt Macon, the battery commander, was with a detachment of the two 10-lb. Parrot Rifles at Bolivar Heights, and Lt Clopton was in command of the battery at Crampton's Gap (Sept 14) and Sharpsburg (Sept 17).
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: Johnson, Curt & Anderson, Richard C., Artillery Hell: Employment of Artillery at Antietam, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.
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