Category Archives: Artillery Batteries

Articles about Civil War artillery units.

2nd Regiment Connecticut Heavy Artillery

The 2nd Regiment, Connecticut Heavy Artillery(i) was originally mustered into Federal service as the 19th Connecticut Infantry.  Organized in Litchfield, Connecticut, in July 1862, its original commander was Colonel L.W. Wessells.  The regiment reported to Camp Dutton with nine companies and … Continue reading

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John Winfield Scott – Corporal CSA

John Winfield Scott was born in Mississippi, in approximately 1825.  In 1862 Scott was a merchant in New Orleans.  With the outbreak of the Civil War he would enlist as a private, in the 5th Company of the famed Washington Artillery, of … Continue reading

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Captain John W. Morton’s Battery

Originally organized on July 1, 1861, as CS Captain Thomas K. Porter’s Light artillery company, this battery would be attached to CS Brigadier General Simon Bolivar Buckner’s Division at Fort Donelson.  The battery would be surrendered on February 16, after Porter … Continue reading

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