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Jeff Davis Artillery, Alabama

Jeff Davis Light Artillery was organized at Selma, Alabama, in May, 1861, with men recruited in Dallas, Lowndes, and Autauga counties. Sent to Virginia, it served under General Early at First Manassas and General Garland at Seven Pines. Later the company was assigned to T.H. Carter's and R.M.C. Page's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It fought in many conflicts from the Seven Days' Battles to Cold Harbor, moved to the Shenandoah Valley with Early, and saw action in the Appomattox Campaign. The unit contained 110 men in April, 1862, had 84 at Gettysburg, and surrendered with 1 officer and 26 men. Its captains were J.W. Bondurant, J.T. Montgomery, and William J. Reese.
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