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Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery A

"Ross' Battery"

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. H. M. Ross

 

Arms:
  3   10-pdr. Parrott
  1   12-pdr. howitzer
  1   Napoleon

 

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

This battery lost it's 12-lb howitzer, abandoned on the retreat from South Mountain. On the 17th, this battery may have been in reserve in the vicinity of Gen Lee's HQ at the Reel House west of Sharpsburg.

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Wounded (WIA): 18;

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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Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptRoss, Hugh Madison        We have some details for this person

 

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