Battle Unit Details


Richards' Company, Mississippi Light Artillery (Madison Light Artillery)

Madison Light Artillery was organized at Canton, Mississippi, during the early spring of 1863 with men from Madison County. Ordered to Virginia, the unit first served at Suffolk, then was assigned to W.T. Poague's Battalion of Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. It was active from Gettysburg to Cold Harbor, then fought in the Petersburg trenches in the Appomattox Campaign. The battery had 4 officers and 87 men at Gettysburg. There were 36 present in September, 1864, but none were at Appomattox. Its captains were Thomas J. Richards, George Ward, and John W. Yeargain.
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