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Fickling's Company, South Carolina Artillery (Brooks Light Artillery)
Brooks Light Artillery, completed its organization during the spring of 1862 with men from
the Charleston area. It soon moved to Virginia and was assigned to S.D. Lee's, E.P. Alexander's,
and F. Huger's Battalion of Artillery. The unit fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from
the Seven Days' Battles of Gettysburg, then was ordered to Georgia
with Longstreet. It did not arrive in time to take part in the Battle of Chickamauga but was
involved in the Knoxville operations. During the spring of 1864, it returned to Virginia and was
active at The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor. Later the company
participated in the long Petersburg siege and the Appomattox Campaign. It lost 2 killed and
17 wounded during the Seven Days' Battles and fifty-one percent of the 71 engaged at
Gettysburg. On April 9, 1865, it surrendered with 3 officers and 41 men. Captains William W.
Fickling and A.B. Rhett were in command.
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