and was composed of men from Montgomery, most of whom had served in a campaign in the Third Alabama infantry. They were sent to North Carolina and did garrison duty on the coast. They assisted in the capture of Plymouth, and blew up Fort Branch. When the Confederate line at Petersburg was broken, they tried to rejoin General Johnston's army and were disbanded at Ridgeway, April, 1865.
EXTRACTS FROM OFFICIAL WAR RECORDS.
Vol. XVIII—(190, 191) Under Lieut. Jas. E. Davis, at Kinston, March 8, 1863. No. 45—(947) Mentioned, Hill's army. (1068) In Saunders' battalion. No. 49—(692) In Saunders' battalion, Kinston, August 31, 1863. (851) Fifty-nine present, General Pickett's troops, November 27th. (906) In General Pickett's artillery, near Kinston, December 31st. No. 60—(1201) Effective total, 56, February, 1864, department of North Carolina. No. 69—(892) Johnston's division, Beauregard's army, June 10, 1864. No. 81—(648, 693) Mentioned in Beauregard's orders, June, 1863. No. 88—(1226) Under Capt. Edgar G. Lee, at Plymouth, N. C., September 1, 1864. No, 89—(1322) Called Lee's, in Moseley's battalion. No. 96—(1187) At Fort Branch, Bragg's army, January 31, 1865. No. 99—(1069, 1155) General Hoke's troops, February 10, 1865.
Lumsden's battery, Capt. C. L. Lumsden, was organized at Tuscaloosa, and reported at Mobile, November, 1861. After the battle of Shiloh, it relieved Gage's battery at Tupelo. It was in the battle of Corinth, in the Kentucky, Tennessee and North Georgia campaigns, and lost heavily in the battles of Farmington, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Kenesaw Mountain. From Dalton to Atlanta it lost 5 men, and at Nashville lost 28 men. As it was during the greater part of the war in the reserve artillery, it saw extremely hard service, being continually in demand. It was in the army of Mobile during the