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Confederate Battery

Pelham's (VA) Battery


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. James Breathed


  1   Napoleon
  5   Artillery of Unknown Type(s)
  2   3-in. Ordnance Rifle

The Ordnance Rifles were former Federal guns, captured 8/27/62 at Manassas Junction


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Jackson's Command
  Division - Stuart's Cavalry Division
  Brigade - Stuart's/Pelham's Horse Artillery

Unit history

Also known as 1st Battery, Stuart's Horse Artillery. Lt. Breathed was promoted and assumed command after Capt. Pelham was made Battalion Commander in August 1862.

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

The battery was engaged on the Confederate left late on the 16th and into 17 September 1862. On the 18th, before recrossing the Potoamac, it was split into two 4-gun batteries under Captains Will McGregor and James Breathed.

Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

Tablet #317: Stuart's Cavalry Division - 16 Sep, 9 PM to 19 Sep, 12 PM

We have one individual in the AotW database who was on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptBreathed, James         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person


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