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Sumter (GA) Artillery, Battery A

"Ross' Battery"


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. H. M. Ross


  3   10-pdr. Parrott
  1   12-pdr. howitzer
  1   Napoleon


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

Unit history

This battery lost it's 12-lb howitzer, abandoned on the retreat from South Mountain. On the 17th, this battery may have been in reserve in the vicinity of Gen Lee's HQ at the Reel House west of Sharpsburg.


Initial Strength: not known; Wounded (WIA): 18;

Battlefield Tablet for this Unit

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

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


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--CaptRoss, Hugh Madison        We have some details for this person


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