Bledsoe's, H.M. Light Artillery



 


Historical Notes:

    Bledsoe's, H.M. Light Artillery was organized in June, 1861 and saw action at Wilson's Creek and Elkhorn Tavern. In the spring of 1862 it moved east of the Mississippi River. Here the unit fought at Iuka and Corinth, then engaged the Federals in and around Jackson. The battery was active from Chickamauga to Atlanta, took part in Hood's operations in Tennessee, and was stationed at Macon, Georgia, in February, 1865. It contained 53 effectives in May, 1862, sustained light losses at Corinth and Chickamauga, and totalled 67 men in April, 1864. The unit was included in the surrender on May 4, 1865.
Officers:
    Captain Hiram M. Bledsoe
Assignments:
    Assigned to J. Gregg's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana
    Palmer's, R. Martin's, and Hotchkiss' Battalion of Artillery, Army of Tennessee.
Battles:
    Wilson's Creek
    Elkhorn Tavern
    Iuka
    Corinth
    Chickamauga
    The Atlanta Campaign
    Franklin
    Nashville
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