Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
Capt. R. Boyce
6 Artillery of Unknown Type(s)
Organized during the Summer of 1861 (29 August 1861), with men recruited initially from Union and later from the Berkeley County South Carolina area; sent to Virginia in mid-July 1862.
Served through the war, generally attached to Gen N. Evans' Independent Brigade.
On the Sharpsburg Campaign
In his after-action Report General D.H. Hill described them at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862:
Affairs looked very critical. I found a battery concealed in a corn-field, and ordered it to move out and open upon the Yankee columns. This proved to be Boyce's South Carolina battery. It moved out most gallantly, although exposed to a terrible direct and reverse fire from the long-range Yankee artillery across the Antietam. A caisson exploded, but the battery unlimbered, and with grape and canister drove the Yankees back.
Initial Strength: 115; Killed in Action (KIA): 2; Wounded (WIA): 17;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 16.5%
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References & Notes
Basic data from Sifakis, Stewart, Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia, Facts on File, 1995; found online at SC Artillery ...
We have 8 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:
|--||Sgt||Dawkins, Thomas E.||KIA 09/17|
|--||Sgt||Glenn, Barney T.||WIA 09/17|
|--||Lt||Jeter, Berry Argivis|
|--||Pvt||Miller, Burr Napoleon||MWIA 09/17|
|--||Pvt||Rogers, James||KIA 09/17|
|--||Lt||Scaife, Hazel Furman||WIA 09/17|
|--||Pvt||Shirly, E.||MWIA 09/17|
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