Stanford's Mississippi Battery



Stanford's Battery was organized during the fall of 1861 and soon moved to Tennessee. After fighting at Shiloh, the unit was involved in the Kentucky Campaign, then joined the Army of Tennessee. It was assigned to M. Smith's and Eldridge's Battalion of Artillery, fought with the army from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, and was part of Hood's operations in Tennessee. The battery lost 4 killed and 13 wounded of the 131 engaged at Shiloh and sustained 3 casualties at Perryville, 10 at Murfreesboro, and 4 at Chickamauga. In December, 1863, it totalled 93 officers and men, and in April, 1864, there were 72 present for duty. However, the company was captured in the Battle of Nashville.

An excellent site on Stanford;s battery is on line.


Captain Thomas Jefferson Stanford KIA @ Resaca, GA
Lt. William A Brown WIA @ Shiloh, TN
Lt. Ansell A Hardin (Harden) KIA @ Murfreesboro, TN
Jr 2nd Lt. Dr James S McCall WIA @ Atlanta, GA
1st Lt. Hugh R McSwine
2nd Lt. Jackson A Martin
2nd Lt Dr.Tillman Richard Trotter


The composite roster of this battery contains 246 names.

BIBLIOGRAPHY: for researching Mississippi Units in the Civil War.


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