Macon Georgia Artillery (Slaten’s GA Battery)

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Muster In: Organized in late 1862.1
Muster Out: April 9, 18652

Commander(s):
Captain Charles W. Slaten
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army3

  • Commander: Captain Charles W. Slaten (at least June 15, 1864)4
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  • Weapons: 4 x 12 lb Napoleons (June 17, 1864)(captured June 17, 1864)5,6

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army7

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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army8

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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army9

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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia | Confederate Army10,11

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army12

  • Commander: Captain Charles W. Slaten13
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Moseley’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army14,15

  • Commander: Captain Charles W. Slaten (November & December 1864)16,17
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  • Weapons: 4 x 12-lb. Napoleons (December 26, 1864)18

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Blount’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army19,20,21

  • Commander: None listed. (January & February 1865)22,23
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Blount’s Artillery Battalion | Artillery | Fourth Corps | Army of Northern Virginia | Confederate Army24,25

  • Commander: None listed (March & April 1-2, 1865)26,27
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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 137
    2. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 137
    3. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    4. “From the Front.” Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA), June 19, 1864, p. 2, col. 2-3, originally printed in The Daily Express (Petersburg, VA), June 16, 1864, page and column(s) unknown.
    5. NARA RG 109, Entry 66, Box 106: War Department Collection of Confederate Records, General Records of the Government of the CSA, Battle Reports 1862-1864: Bushrod Johnson’s Report on Petersburg Assaults June 15-18, 1864: Johnson only refers to two section, which should be four guns if they were both at full strength, and does not give tube types.  More research is needed.
    6. “Interesting Southern News.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, PA). June 28, 1864, p. 2 col. 3-5: “In this assault, we regret to learn that the battery of the Macon (Ga.) Light Artillery was captured. It consisted of four 12-pounder Napoleon howitzers.”
    7. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., p. 115
    8. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 124
    9. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 134
    10. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 142
    11. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1314.
    12. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    13. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 150
    14. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    15. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    16. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 158
    17. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 167
    18. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 137
    19. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 1177: “Organization of the Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by General R. E. Lee, January 31, 1865”; This list contains many commanders who were not there.  They were the “official” commanders but may have been gone on leave.  I have used none of the leaders from this list as a result.
    21. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    22. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 176
    23. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 186
    24. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
    25. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    26. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 195
    27. The Confederate Order of Battle, Volume 1: The Army of Northern Virginia by F. Ray Sibley, Jr., page 205
    28. Compendium of the Confederate Armies: South Carolina and Georgia by Stewart Sifakis, p. 137
    29. “Rebel Accounts of Affairs at Petersburg.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), June 20, 1864, p. 1, col. 5 AND p. 8, col. 1
    30. “From the Front.” Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA), June 19, 1864, p. 2, col. 2-3, originally printed in The Daily Express (Petersburg, VA), June 16, 1864, page and column(s) unknown.
    31. “From the Front.” Daily Constitutionalist (Augusta, GA), June 21, 1864, p. 2, col. 3-5, originally printed in The Daily Express (Petersburg, VA), June 18, 1864, page and column(s) unknown.
    32. “Rebel Accounts of Affairs at Petersburg.” The Philadelphia Inquirer (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania), June 20, 1864, p. 1, col. 5 AND p. 8, col. 1

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