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Hurt's Battery, Alabama Light Artillery

Hardaway's-Hurt's Battery was organized by R.A. Hardaway and moved to Virginia in June, 1861. The men were raised in Russell, Macon, and Tallapoosa counties. It was stationed at Manassas until March, 1862, then fought at Seven Pines. Later the company was placed in R.A. Hardaway's and D.G. McIntosh's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It served with the army from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, endured the long Petersburg siege south of the James River, and ended the war at Appomattox. This battery contained 110 men in June, 1862, had 71 at Gettysburg, and 94 were present in April, 1864. It surrendered with 2 officers and 81 men, and was commanded by Captains Robert A. Hardaway and William B. Hurt.
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