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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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