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Warner Robins, Georgia
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Company "A", 14th Battalion
Georgia Light Artillery
Houston County, Georgia
"Southern Rights Battery"

Many of the men in Company A 14th Battalion were re-enlisted veterans of 1st Georgia Regiment Company C (Ramsey's). More service record details posted there.

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OFFICERS

Captain............................ Joseph Palmer; promoted Major

1st Lieut. .........................M. W. Havis; promoted Capt.

2nd Lieut.......................... J. R. Duncan; promoted 1st Lieut.

2nd Lieut...........................C. H. Smith

2nd Lieut.......................... H. R. Felder

1st Sergt.......................... C. C. Duncan

2nd Sergt. .........................A. S. Giles

3rd Sergt. .........................Sylvester Capers King

4th Sergt. .........................W. H. Norwood

5th Sergt. ........................J. R. Rice, 3rd Lieut.

6th Sergt. ........................H. S. Feagan Transfered

7th Sergt. ........................S. C. Kendrick

8th Sergt. ........................M. Tharp, Quartermaster Sergt.

1st Corp. ..........................A. H. Foy, Sergt.

2nd Corp. ........................G. W. Smith

3rd Corp.......................... A. H. Tharp, Sergt.

4th Corp. .........................J. D. Kendrick

5th Corp. ..........................H. J. Harvey

6th Corp. ..........................A. C. Bryan

7th Corp. ..........................J. P. Weddon

8th Corp. ..........................T. H. Marshall

9th Corp. ..........................Newton Greer, Transfered

10th Corp. ........................Blake Walker, Died in camp

11th Corp. ........................C. Etheridge, Killed at Perryville, Ky.

12th Corp. ........................W. F. Killen

PRIVATES

B. G. Albea

W. C. Aired

Dr. W. H. Bailey,................. Asst. Surgeon

J. H. Barker

James Barker

William Barker

J. E. Barrett, Private - September 18, 1861. Mustered out (of Co. C 1st GA) at Augusta, Georgia March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company A, 14th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery, April 26, 1862. Appointed Guidon. Surrendered, Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

T. W. Barron

W. A. Barron

A. P. Baskin - Private - March 18, 1861. Appointed 5th Sergeant October 18, 1861. Mustered out (of Co. C 1st GA) at Augusta, Georgia March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company A, 14th Battalion,Georgia Light Artillery, April 26, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Surrendered, Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

S. E. Bateman - Private - March 18, 1861. Mustered out (of Co. C 1st GA) at Augusta, Georgia March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company A, 14th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery, April 26, 1862. Surrendered, Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

Dr. A. H. Baxley

Louis Bechold

A. W. Bell

Jesse Bell

S. W. Birch

James Bishop

Peter Blankenship

John Bone

P. C. Britt

D. H. Brown

J. S. Bryan

L. E. Bryan, .......................died in army

G. W. Busby

_____ Bush

B. G. Cambron

G. C. Chambers

L. R. Chambers

C. E. Chancey

C. T. Choate

B. F. Clark

B. L. Clark

Daniel Clark

J. W. Clark (John W) - Private - March 18, 1861. Mustered out at Augusta, Georgia March 18, 1862. Enlisted as a private in Company A, 14th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery, April 26, 1862. Appointed Corporal. Surrendered, Greensboro, North Carolina April 26, 1865.

J. B. Cofield

G. W. Collins

T. W. M. Cox

W. R. Cox

J. Cummings

G. R. Dolittle

Z. Dolittle

B. A. Dougherty

William Dougherty

F. T. Downs

J. J. Dumas, ........................died in army

E. E. Duncan

W. D. Dyer

A. Eddins, ...........................died in army

W. H. Engraham

J. T. Etheridge, ..................died in army

T. W. Eubanks, ..................died in army

L. B. C. Evans

B. F. Finney

J. B. Finney

W. A. Finney

W. C. Garner

J. T. Gibson

K. S. B. Gibson

J. R. Gilbert, ...................died in army

K. J. H. Gilmore

J. E. Gladden

William Glorn

Henry Goodson, ...............FIRST MAN TO DIE

William Grace

T. J. Graves

W. B. Griffin

T. Mc. Hardy

E. J. Harvey

G. S. Haslam

F. C. Henderson

John Hicks

T. T. Hollingsworth

John Holmes

J. Holton

J. H. Houser

M. C. Hudson

J. M. Isbell

John Jacobs

A. Johnson

W. A. Jones

W. R. Jones

James Judge

John F. Kendrick

Alfred Augustus King

H. L. King

I. M. King

J. T. King

W. M. King, ......................died in hospital

J. H. Laider

Sol Laidler

J. B. Lane

J.D. Lane, .........................killed at Baker’s Ferry

J. H. Lane

N. P. Lane

R. B. Lane

Thomas Lane

W. H. Lane

William Lanier

S. H. Leary, .......................killed at New Hope Church

A. J. Lewis

E. G. Logan

G. B. Lovett

_____ Lovett

W. B. Malone

C. R. Mann

R. F. Mann

John Marshall

William Martin

C. M. Mason

W. B. Mclnvale

J. W. Melvin

W. M. Melvin

William Mitchell

J. G. Moore

I. L. Murray

J. D. Murray

John Murray

William Myrick

J. E. Nichols

William Oglivie

Archibald Parker

B. F. Parker

Weeks Parker

William Parker

J. P. Pattishall

George Paul

W. B. Peddy

Gid L. Pence

W. W. Pence, .....................killed at Chicamauga

Henry Perry

Virgil Perry

S. C. Pettishall

John Pollock

John G. Pollock

J. R. Pool

A. H. Pratt

James Price

H. T. Rainey

W. L. Rainey

J. R. Raylor

S. C. Rice

J. L. Riley, ......................died in camp

J. A. Rogers

J. R. Rollins

J. A. Roquemore

J. B. Russell

T. Rutherford

J. T. Sanderfur ,...............died in army

J. H. Sauls

A. B. Schilling

B. Shelly, ........................died in army

James H. Sistrunk, ..........died in army

T. W. Skinner

S. S. Skipper

Eason Smith

J. J. Smith, .....................killed in Atlanta

Joel Smith, .....................died in army

Joseph Smith

J. N. Smith

T. A. Smith

T. W. Smith

N. G. Smith

P. J. Smith

W. A. Snelling

B. T. Stafford

A. C. Staley

J. A. Streeter, ....................killed at Chicamauga

Thomas Stribling, ..............died in army

L. A. Stubbs

Thomas Swafford

C. T. Swift, ........................Capt. Commy Dept

W. R. Talley

J. H. Talton

Allen Tanner

J. E. Taylor

C. A. Thompson

E. Thompson

G. F. Thompson,..................commissary for company

Dr. F. A. Toomer, ................was surgeon

George M. Townsley, ..........bugler

L. S. Townsley

G. W. Waddell

A. E. Walker

George T. Walker

H. G. Walker

J. E. Walker

J. O. Wardlaw

L. S. Watson

Gilford West

E. Whitfield

E .Whittle

Alvin Williamson

Henry Williamson

E. Williams

Dallas Williford

David Williford

W. F. Wilson

D. B. Wimberly

H. A. Wimberly, ................died in army

C. Woodley


The Fourteenth (Montgomery's) Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery was organized May 9, 1862 with four companies, A, B, C & D. In October, 1862, two additional companies appear to have been organized by transfers from other companies of the battalion and reported as Companies F & G. Captain Wiggins' Battery of Arkansas Light Artillery was temporarily attached to this battalion as Company E. The battalion appears to have been disbanded during the latter part of 1862, or the early part of 1863, and the companies afterward recognized as independent batteries.

From Havis' Battery

Organized as the Southern Rights Battery in Perry, Houston Co., Georgia in March of 1862, this battery would later become known as "Palmer's Battery" and then as "Havis's Battery". Most of the officers and sergeants were recently discharged veterans of company C, 1st Ga. Infantry (Ramsey's) who had seen service in Virginia. The battery was mustered in to Confederate service, 14th Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery, by Captain Joseph T. Montgomery at Perry, Georgia on April 26, 1862.

The unit went to camps of instruction at Griffin and at Calhoun. As the best drilled battery in the battalion, Southern Rights Battery was selected to join Bragg's army in the invasion of Kentucky (Battle for the Bluegrass), receiving their baptism of fire at Perryville, October 8, 1862, attached to Brown's Brigade, Anderson's Division of Hardee's Corps.

Mounted as horse artillery and now known as Palmer's Georgia Battery, they accompanied John Hunt Morgan and his famous Morgan's Raiders on his Christmas Raid, distinguishing themselves at Elizabethtown, December 27, 1862.

Relinquishing their cannoneer's mounts and losing the gallant Palmer through promotion and reassignment to Cheatham's Corps, Havis's Battery reunited with their old mates from the 14th, Anderson's Battery, and, along with Lumsden's Alabama Battery became the Artillery Reserve of the Army of Tennessee, under Major (later Brigadier-General) Felix H. Robertson. As one wag put it, " we are called Reserve Artillery because we are never in reserve."

The Reserve Artillery saw action in the Tullahoma Campaign, Chickamauaga, the Siege of Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, and all the battles of the Atlanta campaign. In the spring of 1864 Major Palmer returned to take command of the Reserve Artillery, and after the fall of Atlanta most of Hood's artillery was sent to Macon where were located the Confederate Macon Armory and an Arsenal. The rest of the Army of Tennessee marched off to their ill-fated meeting with Thomas at Franklin and Nashville.

In the spring of 1865 Havis's Battery marched to North Carolina to rejoin the shattered remnants of the army, surrendering with Joe Johnston at Greensboro, N.C. April 26, 1865, three years to the day after mustering in on the steps of the Houston County courthouse.


Additional resources:
14th Battalion Georgia Light Arty Info

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