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Confederate Battery

Johnson's Bedford (VA) Artillery

"Johnson's Battery"


Commanding Officer on the Sharpsburg Campaign:
  Capt. John R. Johnson


  2   12-pdr. howitzer
  1   6-pdr. Gun

(weapon mix possibly 1 12-lb Howitzer and 2 6-lb guns)


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

On the Sharpsburg Campaign

John R. Johnson's and D'Aquin's batteries were the only ones present with this division at Sharpsburg, the others having been left at Harper's Ferry and Shepherdstown.1


Initial Strength: 108; Killed in Action (KIA): 1; Wounded (WIA): 10;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 10.2%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #314: Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 4 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM
Tablet #326: Ewell's Division, Jackson's Command - 15 Sep, 6 PM to 16 Sep, 10 PM

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


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptJohnson, John Richard        We have some details for this person


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1   US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Vol. 19/Part 1 (Ser #27), pg. 807  [AotW citation 264]