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Richmond 'Fayette' (VA) Artillery

"Macon's VA Battery"


Commanding Officers on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. M. C. Macon, Jr.
  Lt. William I. Clopton


  2   10-pdr. Parrott
  4   6-pdr. Gun


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of Northern Virginia
  Corps - Longstreet's Command
  Division - McLaws' Division
  Brigade - McLaws' Division Artillery

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

Capt Macon, the battery commander, was with a detachment of the two 10-lb. Parrot Rifles at Bolivar Heights, and Lt Clopton was in command of the battery at Crampton's Gap (Sept 14) and Sharpsburg (Sept 17).

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Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

Tablet #357: McLaws' Division, Longstreet's Command - 16 Sep, 11 AM to 18 Sep, 9 PM

References & Notes

Source: Johnson, Curt & Anderson, Richard C., Artillery Hell: Employment of Artillery at Antietam, College Station, TX: Texas A&M University Press, 1995.

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


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--LtClopton, William Izard        We have some details for this person
--CaptMacon, Jr., Miles Cary        We have some details for this person


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