The Tennessee 24th Battalion Sharpshooters was formed in May, 1863, with three companies. The men were from Humphreys County and included F. Maney's Artillery Battery. It was assigned to G.E. Maney's and Palmer's Brigade, and in April, 1864, it consolidated with the 34th Regiment. The unit participated in the various campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta , moved with Hood into Tennessee, and was active in North Carolina. It reported 22 casualties of the 39 engaged at Chickamauga, and totalled 48 men and 22 arms in December, 1863. The battalion was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865.Officers:
Assigned to G.E. Maney's and Palmer's Brigade.
The Atlanta Campaign
The Carolina’s Campaign
The roster of this unit contains the names of 487 men.
This battalion contained 3 companies. The men were from Humphreys county.
Frank Maney, (to major) Hugh M. McAdoo, Co. "A". Organized September 7, 1861 from Humphreys County. Formerly Maney's Light Artillery, also called Humphreys Light Artillery.
Robertson Garrett, Co. "B". Organized December 13, 1862 from Humphreys County. Reported to General George E. Maney at Shelbyville, January 5, 1863.
John M. McAdoo, Co. "C". Organized December 16, 1862 from Humphreys County. Reported to General Maney at Shelbyville early in 1863.
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