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First South Carolina Artillery Battalion

Company A of the First Artillery Battalion was known as the Calhoun Light Battery. The unit left Charleston and went to Virginia. Company A served in Virginia until at least December of 1861. The flag of the Calhoun Light is located in the Charleston Museum. (Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2)

(COMMANDING OFFICERS)

LT. COLONELS: R.S. RIPLEY

MAJORS:


This unit was absorbed to form the First S.C. Artillery Regiment.


* Company A of the First Artillery Battalion was known as the Calhoun Light Battery. The unit left Charleston and went to Virginia. Company A served in Virginia until at least December of 1861. The flag of the Calhoun Light is located in the Charleston Museum. (Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2)


Calhoun Artillery/Rebel TroopServed in Charleston Description of papers and letters of Townsend MikellUniversity of South Carolina



Second South Carolina Artillery Battalion

(COMMANDING OFFICERS)

MAJORS: F.F. WARLEY, T.G. LAMAR


This unit will be absorbed by the Second S.C. Artillery Regiment.



Third South Carolina Artillery Battalion
Palmetto Artillery


The flag and the guidon of the Wagner Light or Company D, PBLA are located in the Confederate Relic Room in Columbia. The guidon of the Chesnut Light Artillery, Company F, PBLA is located in the Cofederate Relic Room in Columbia.
Dedmondt, Glenn, The Flags of Civil War South Carolina, ISBN NUMBER 1-56554-696-2

(COMMANDING OFFICERS)

COLONELS: E.B. WHITE

LT. COLONELS: WM. H. CAMPBELL

MAJORS:

STAFF:
A.J. Harley (Capt.)
R.M. Marshall (Regt. QM)
John B Moore (Adj.)
B.W. Parker (DePass Co.)
R. Sharp (Depass Co.)
O.A. White (Surg.) ATTACHED TO THE S.C. SIEGE TRAIN.


Company A, Palmetto Light Artillery/Furman Artillery
Capt. Wm. H. Campbell
Capt. W.E. Earle

CoCaptainCountyNickname
A (8/61)Wm. H. Campbell (Capt./Major)GREENVILLEFURMAN ARTILLERY/EARLE'S ARTILLERY
.J.R. Bowden^ (Capt.)..
.W.E. Earle (Capt.)..
.T.A. Holtzclaw^ (Capt.)..
.J.F. Furman (1Lt.)..
.E.H. Graham (1Lt.)..
.W.C. Humphries (1Lt.)..
.W.H. Anderson (2Lt.)..
.S.S. Kirby Sr. (2Lt...
.W.P.Z.F. Neves (2Lt.)..
.D.B. Nicholl (2Lt.)..
.J.L. Westmoreland (2Lt.)..
.R.S. Butler (Asst. Surg.)..


Company A, Palmetto Light Artillery/Furman Artillery
Capt. Wm. H. Campbell
Capt. W.E. Earle

DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigade
8/9-63Charleston HarborS.C.Capt. W.E. Earle.
5/26/64U.S.S. BostonS.C.Capt. W.E. Earle.
2/4-65Carolinaís CampaignS.C.Capt. W.E. Earle.
2/3/65Riverís BridgeS.C.Capt. W.E. Earle.


Company A, Palmetto Light Artillery/Furman Artillery
Capt. Wm. H. Campbell
Capt. W.E. Earle

^Holtzclaw and Bowden were given independant commands by Pemberton. These were ruled irregular in 1864 and many men from these companies went to other units. It appears that the Captains and some of the men stayed with Company A. This entire unit is irregular in structure and formation with Major Campbell appearing to operate alone, with Company H and Company I, and possibly Company A. For more information see the Capt. Holtzclaw's Insurance Company on the 16th S.C.V. pages.

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Murray, J.C., Co A, PBLA, Vol. 3, page503

Rosters and Other:
None




Captian Thomas Holtzclaw's Life Insurance Company Full Roster and Story of Company A, H, I, with mention of K, P.B.L.A. ..


Company B, Palmetto Light Artillery
Capt. John Waites

B* (8/61)John Waites (Capt.)COLUMBIACOLUMBIA FLYING ARTILLERY*
.G.E. Clark (1Lt.)..
.A.Y. Lee (1Lt.)..
.B.G. Roland (1Lt.)..
.R.B. Waddell Sr. (1Lt.)..
.J.W. Self (2Lt.)..
.Thomas Waites Jr. (2Lt.)..


Company B, Palmetto Light Artillery
Capt. John Waites

* COMPANY B, PALMETTO LIGHT WAS DETACHED, IT WAS ALSO KNOWN AS THE COLUMBIA FLYING ARTILLERY, SEE THAT UNIT FOR MORE INFORMATION. SOME SOURCES LIST THE BATTLES SHOWN BELOW, BUT THE U.D.C. PAPERS CLEARLY STATE IT WAS THE COLUMBIA FLYING ARTILLERY OR WAITES BATTERY. THE COLUMBIA FLYING ARTILLERY IS SHOWN IN RECOLLECTIONS AS ON DETACHED SERVICE TO GENERAL HOKE AT THE BATTLE OF GOLDSBORO, THEN TO JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI, GENERAL BRECKINRIDGE, THEN TO FERGUSON'S BRIGADE, ALL IN MISSISSIPPI. ATTACHED TO CLEBURNE'S DIVISION. FROM ATLANTA TO THE END IT SERVED WITH THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE. SURRENDERED AT MACON, GA., VOL. V, U.D.C. RECOLLECTIONS. IT IS VERY POSSIBLE THAT DIFFERENT SECTIONS OF THE UNIT SERVED IN DIFFERENT PLACES OR THIS RECORDS ONLY A SMALL SEGMENT OF THE UNIT. SEE OTHER MATERIAL UNDER COLUMBIA FLYING ARTILLERY.

On Waites S.C. battery (Co. B, 3rd S.C. Art. Batt.), several members of this unit fought at the Battle of West Point or Fort Tyler on April 16th, 1865, including Lts. R.B. Waddell, B.G. Rowland, & J.W. Self. These three and several men were captured and had their names on the list of prisoners taken by Colonel Oscar LaGrange's Union Cavalry Brigade. From rmit1080@cs.com, our thanks for your help.


Company B, Palmetto Light Artillery
Capt. John Waites

DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigade
8/9-63Charleston HarborS.C...
2/4-65Carolinaís CampaignS.C...


Company C, Palmetto Light Artillery
Capt. J.F. Culpepper


C (8/61)J.F. Culpepper (Capt.).CULPEPPER'S LIGHT ARTILLERY
.J.D. Johnson (Capt.)..
.J.L. Dove (1Lt.)..
.J.L. Moses Jr. (1Lt.)..
.J.M. Timmons (1Lt...
.H.J. Ham (2Lt.)..
.Perry Moses (2Lt.)..
.Manley J. David (Guidon)..
.A.J. (Asst. Surg.)..


Company C, Palmetto Light Artillery
Capt. John Culpepper

Company C, Palmetto Light Artillery/ Served as Heavy Artillery
Thanks to Camille Corte and Norman Nicolson


Like the Columbia Flying Artillery, Culpepper's Light is a largely forgotten unit. Commanded by Captain J.F. Culpepper and Lt. J.L. Moses who was killed at the Battle of Blakeley Alabama in April of 1865. This unit known also as Company C, Palmetto Light Artillery, joined the Palmetto Light Artillery Battalion in November of 1861. Company C was assigned to the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, in the Spring of 1863 and attached to McNair's Arkansas Brigade during Johnson's attempt to relieve Vickburg from Jackson Mississippi. The unit was then sent to the Army of Tennessee for the fighting at Chickamauga. It returned to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. The unit fought at Charleston, Jackson, and Chickamauga, then served at Mobile and surrendered in May, 1865. The unit was involved in the fighting in the Mobile area where Lt. J.L. Moses was killed in action in one of the last battles of the war. Note that some sources list this unit as converted to heavy artillery and fighting in Defense of Charleston Harbor and into North Carolina. It is possible that both reports are accurate but certainly Culpepper's Battery was detached and sent west in 1863. This unit was involved with McNair's Arkansas Brigade and the Battles at Chickamauga and Blakeley where its commander was killed in one of the last battles of the land war.

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Dove, A.B., 21 SCV, Culpepperís Battery, Vol. 3, page 297

Rosters and Other:
None



Company D, Palmetto Light Artillery/Wagner Light Artillery
Capt. Charles Kanapaux

D (4/62)C.E. Kanapaux (Capt.)CHARLESTONWAGNER LIGHT ARTILLERY/KANAPAUX COMPANY
.H. Ferguson (1Lt.)..
.T.J. Sistrunk (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Horsey (2Lt.)..
.J.A. Kenyon (2Lt.)..
.J.H. Thompson (2Lt.)..
.C.J. Prentiss (Asst. Surg.)..


Company D, Palmetto Light Artillery/Wagner Light Artillery
Capt. Charles Kanapaux

DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigade
8/9-63Charleston HarborS.C.Capt. Charles E. Kanapaux .
2/4-65Carolinaís CampaignS.C.Capt. Charles E. Kanapaux .


Company D, Palmetto Light Artillery/DePass Light Artillery
Capt. W.L. DePass

EW.L. Depass (Capt...
.J.D. Johnson (Capt.)..
.A.F. Culpeper (1Lt.)..
.A.Y. Lee (1Lt.)..
.J.A. Manget (2Lt.)..
.T.J. McCants (2Lt.)..
.Anderson R.M. (Bvt.2Lt.)..


Company E, Palmetto Light Artillery/Serving as Heavy Artillery
DePass Light Artillery
Johnson's Light Artillery

Date Battle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBrigade
8/9-63Charleston HarborS.C...
2/4-65Carolinaís CampaignS.C...


Company F, Chesnut Light Artillery
Capt. Fredrick C. Schulz

F (4/62)Fredrick C. Schulz (Capt.).CHESTNUT LIGHT ARTILLERY
.A. Fludd Sr. (1Lt.)..
.T.G. White (1Lt.)..
.J.R. Cook (2Lt.)..
.W.R. Fludd (2Lt.)..
.W.B. McKee (2Lt.)..
./th>..
.J.D. Ford (1Lt.)..
.H.C. Moses (1Lt.)..
.W.C. Ogier (1Lt.)..
.T.J. Heyward (2Lt.)..
.Henry Jackson (2Lt.)..
CT.D. Hayne (Capt.)..
.J.A. Keith (1Lt.)..
.W.W. Revely (1Lt.)..
.Langdon Bowie Jr. (2Lt.)..
.L.M. Butler (2Lt.)..


Eighteenth Heavy Artillery Battalion, Battles and Stations
DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding Officer
08/09-63Charleston HarborS.C..
12/25/63LegarevilleCompanies A and B only.
02/04-65Carolinaís CampaignS.C..


Eighteenth Heavy Artillery Battalion, Company C, McQueen Light Artillery
Captain Thomas E. Gregg

DateBattle or CityLocationCommanding OfficerBattalion.Corps
8/9-63Charleston HarborS.C.....
6/64-4/65Petersburg SiegeVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
9/30/64Fort HarrisonViginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
9/30/64Squirrel Level RoadVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
9/30/64Jones FarmVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
10/1/64Pegramís FarmVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
10/02/64Harmon RoadVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
4/1/65Five ForksVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
4/2/65Petersburg Final AssaultVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps
4/9/65Appomattox Court HouseVirginia.Pegramís Battalion.Third Corps



*Served in the Army of Northern Virginia from 1864 until the surrender in Pegram's Artillery.

Co K, Gregg's First was commanded by Capt. Matt B. Stanley. At the reorganization Co K becomes Company E, commanded by Capt. W.T. Shooter. Capt. Stanley goes to the McQueen Light Artillery. Stanley is a vet of the Mexican War. McQueen's Battery goes to Virginia under the command of Thomas E. Gregg and serves as Gregg's Battery, Pegram's Battalion. McQueen's is also known as Company B, S.C. siege train. Vol. 3, pages 480-484.

U.D.C.:Recollections and Reminiscences 1861-65:
Individuals:
Smith, Colon M, McQueenís Battery, Vol. 3, page 484
Rosters and Other:
Greggís Battery, (McQueen Artillery), Vol. 5, page 559

Company D
WM. D. BRIDGES
BRIDGES LOUISIANA ARTILLERY BATTERY
LOUISIANA UNIT

Gregg's Battery Officers
.T.E. Gregg (Capt.)..
.D.W. Edwards Sr. (1Lt.)..
.C.E. Gregg (1Lt.)..
.S.A. Gregg (1Lt.)..


For Additional Reading:
DANIEL, LARRY J.:Cannoneers in Gray, The Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee.

RIPLEY, WARREN: Siege Train, The Journal of a Confederate Artillery Man in the Defense of Charleston.

JOHNSON, JOHN: The Defense of Charleston Harbor.

WISE, JENNINGS: The Long Arm of Lee.



Can you help, with more information, will you?batsonsm@bellsouth.net
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(Cavalry)


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(Artillery)



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