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Milledge's Regular (GA) Battery


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. John Milledge


  1   12-pdr. howitzer
  4   3-in. Ordnance Rifle

One of these 3-inch Ordnance Rifles is mentioned by Gen Pendleton as a "Hotchkiss".


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Jackson's Corps Reserve Artillery
  Brigade - Nelson's Artillery Battalion

Unit history

This company was originally designated 1st Co. I, 3d Regiment Ga. Infantry. It was detached from this regiment, under Special Order No 242, Hdqrs. Richmond, Va. and became Blodgett's Battery Ga. Light Artillery August 5, 1861. This company was designated Co. C, 2d Battn. Ga. Reserve Light Artillery in August 1861. Upon the resignation of Captain Blodgett, May 21, 1862, John Milledge, Jr., was elected Captain and it became known as Milledge's Battery Ga. Light Artillery.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

This battery was one in the artillery battalions of Brown and Nelson who were guarding the Potomac fords near Williamsport and Shepherdstown on the Campaign. They were on the Virginia side of the river about a mile below Shepherdstown, and were not engaged at Sharpsburg.

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*
--CaptMilledge, Jr., John T.        We have some details for this person
--PvtScarborough, Haywood MWIA   09/17     We have some details for this person


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