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Cobb's Company, Kentucky Light Artillery

Lyon's-Cobb's Battery [often called the Orphan Battery] was organized during the summer of 1861 as Lyon's Battery. Not reaching full strength, it merged with Captain Cobb's company which was being formed. After fighting at Shiloh the unit served in Hanson's and Helm's Brigade, then Cobb's Battalion of Artillery. It fought at Baton Rouge before taking part in the campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Murfreesboro to Atlanta. The company lost 37 killed or wounded at Shiloh, reported 12 casualties in the fight at Chickamauga, and totalled 95 effectives in December, 1863. During the winter of 1864-1865 it disbanded. Captains Robert Cobb and H.L. Lyon were in command.
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