The War Between The States
Georgia Light Artillery
Army of Tennessee
|The Fourteenth (Montgomery's) Battalion, Georgia Light Artillery
was organized May 9, 1862 with four companies, A, B, C & D. In October, 1862, two
additional companies appear to have been organized by transfers from other companies of
the battalion and reported as Companies F & G. Captain Wiggins' Battery of Arkansas
Light Artillery was temporarily attached to this battalion as Company E. The battalion
appears to have been disbanded during the latter part of 1862, or the early part of 1863,
and the companies afterward recognized as independent batteries.
Company A, Southern Rights (Palmer's, then Havis's) Battery
Mustered in to
Confederate service by Captain Joseph T. Montgomery at Perry, Georgia on April 26, 1862. A
detail history of the Southern Rights Battery can be found at
Southern Rights / Havis's Battery.
In recent years, the living history of Company A has been presented by the company's reenactors.
Information on this company can be found at this site, Anderson's Battery.
The company was mustered into Confederate service by Maj. Montgomery on May 31,
1862. Captain C. B. Ferrell was Battery C commander, giving his age as 33 and
having volunteered May 6, 1862 in LaGrange, Georgia. The entire company roster lists one
Adjutant, three 1st Lieutenants, one Surgeon, one 1st Sergeant, two 2nd (Master)
Sergeants, five Sergeants, five Corporals, two Farriers, one Bugler and 154 Privates.
At wars end, it was surrendered by Lieutenant General Richard Taylor, commanding the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and East Louisiana, at Citronelle, Alabama on May 4, 1865. At various times during the war, It was assigned to Forrests Cavalry, Roddeys Brigade, Wheelers Cavalry Corps and Robertsons Artillery Battalion.
Battles in which the company participated include:
Cherokee Station, Dec. 12, 1862
Company C is represented in living history reenactments by Ferrell's Battery Reenactors.
Company D, (King's Battery, Mountaineers)
About the later part of 1862 this company was consolidated with Company F, same
battalion, and the consolidated company became Captain King's Battery Georgia Light
Artillery. No further record after December, 1862.
Temporarily assigned to the Fourteenth Battalion. Served as horse artillery in
Wheeler's Cavalry for most of the war.
This company was organized about October 7, 1862, by transfer from Companies B
& D of this battalion. About the latter part of 1862 it was consolidated with Company
D of this battalion and the consolidated company became known as Captain King's Battery
Georgia Light Artillery.
This company was organized about October 4, 1862, by transfers from Companies A
& C of this battalion. It served with Brown's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division at
Murfreesboro. In the spring of 1863 it was consolidated with Company B of this battalion,
and the consolidated company subsequently became Captain Anderson's Battery Georgia Light
Southern Rights / Havis's Battery
The Modern 14th Battalion
The Great Southern Tragedy
This page is made possible by the contributions
of the members of the
Southern Rights / Havis's Battery Reenactors Unit.