Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
Lt. E. S. McCarthy
2 10-pdr. Parrott
"Organized by George Wyeth Randolph, the grandson of Thomas Jefferson, at the time of John Brown's Raid on Harper's Ferry, Virginia, the Richmond Howitzers grew into a battalion of three companies by 1861. An elite unit, the Howitzers served with distinction from 1st Manassas to Appomattox."
(from Richmond Howitzers)
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
Attached to Barksdale's Brigade, this battery was severely undermanned, and probably left their 2 6-pounders at Leesburg, Va, at the opening of the campaign.
Initial Strength: 33; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 1;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 6.1%
Maps Showing this Unit
Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods (9am-noon)
Detail Map #5: Sedgwick is Flanked in the West Woods (9-10am)
Battlefield Tablet for this Unit
Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM
References & Notes
Service and armament from Johnson and Anderson.1 Details from The Richmond Howitzers - history online from the California reenactors group (gone in 2019).
We have 4 individuals in the AotW database who were on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:
|--||Lt||McCarthy, Edward Stephens|
|--||Corp||McCarthy, Jr., Daniel Stephens|
|--||Pvt||Morrison, M.||KIA 09/17|
|--||Pvt||Wingo, Charles Evans||WIA 09/17|
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