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Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery D

"Blackshear's Battery"


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. James A. Blackshear


  1   10-pdr. Parrott
  5   Artillery of Unknown Type(s)


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

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

One section of 2 guns under Lt Thomas A Maddox was detached for service with Col S D Lee's battalion and probably deployed between the Hagerstown Pike and the Smoketown Road on the 17th: 1 10-lb Parrott and one of unknown type.


Initial Strength: not known; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 7;

Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

Tablet #355: Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia - 16 Sep, 12 PM to 18 Sep, 6 AM

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database who were on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptBlackshear, James Appleton        We have some details for this person
--SgtFalligant, Robert    


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