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Confederate Battery

Troup (GA) Artillery

 

Commanding Officer at Sharpsburg:
  Capt. H. H. Carlton

 

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

Battery was very shorthanded at Antietam. Some documentation indicates the two six-pounders were left at Leesburg, Va. on the campaign, but Carman shows 3 guns on the field, and Cobb's OR mentions a 2-gun section in action at Crampton's Gap on 9/14 - one lost to the Federals.

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - McLaws' Division
  Brigade - McLaws' Division Artillery


On the Sharpsburg Campaign

Part of (T.R.R.) Cobb's Legion, they were attached to, and served with, (Howell) Cobb's Brigade.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 27; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 8;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 33.3%

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Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM

References & Notes

See a superb resource about the Battery online at Troup Artillery by Bill Smedlund.

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptCarlton, Henry Hull        We have some details for this person
--LtJennings, Jr., Henry S.        We have some details for this person

 

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