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Confederate Battery

Troup (GA) Artillery


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. H. H. Carlton


  1   12-pdr. howitzer
  2   10-pdr. Parrott


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

Part of (T.R.R.) Cobb's Legion, they were attached to, and served with, (Howell) Cobb's Brigade.

The battery was very shorthanded at Sharpsburg - as little as 1 officer and 26 men present. It is likely the battery left two six-pounder guns at Leesburg, VA on the campaign. Carman shows 3 guns on the field, and Cobb's OR mentions a 2-gun section in action at Crampton's Gap on 9/14 - one lost to the Federals.


Initial Strength: 27; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 8;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 33.3%

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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

See a superb resource about the Battery online at Troup Artillery by Bill Smedlund.

We have 4 individuals in the AotW database who were on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--PvtCarlton, Benjamin RichardKIA   09/17     We have some details for this person
--CaptCarlton, Henry Hull        We have some details for this person
--LtJennings, Jr., Henry S.        We have some details for this person
--PvtWaddell, John OliverWIA/POW   09/14     We have some details for this person


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