Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
Capt. H. H. Carlton
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%
Map Showing this Unit
Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods (9am-noon)
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:
|--||Pvt||Carlton, Benjamin Richard||KIA 09/17|
|--||Capt||Carlton, Henry Hull|
|--||Lt||Jennings, Jr., Henry S.|
|--||Pvt||Waddell, John Oliver||WIA/POW 09/14|
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