Lumsden’s Battery (Alabama Artillery)
Lumsden’s battery, Capt. C. L. Lumsden, was organized at Tuscaloosa, and reported at Mobile, November, 1861. After the battle of Shiloh, it relieved Gage’s battery at Tupelo. It was in the battle of Corinth, in the Kentucky, Tennessee and North Georgia campaigns, and lost heavily in the battles of Farmington, Perryville, Murfreesboro and Kenesaw Mountain. From Dalton to Atlanta it lost 5 men, and at Nashville lost 28 men. As it was during the greater part of the war in the reserve artillery, it saw extremely hard service, being continually in demand. It was in the army of Mobile during the siege of Spanish Fort. At the end of the war it was transferred to Mississippi, where it surrendered.
Lieut. G. H. Hargrove was wounded at Nashville. Lieuts. A. C. Hargrove and John A. Caldwell were wounded at Spanish Fort.
Extracts From Official War Records
Vol. X, Part 2–(461, 549) In Chalmers’ brigade, Corinth, April and May, 1862.
Vol. XVII, Part 2–(632) In General Walker’s brigade, Tupelo, June 30, 1862.
Vol. XX, Part 2–(448) In reserve artillery, Murfreesboro, December 12, 1862.
Vol. XXIII, Part 2–(862) Mentioned by General Hardee, Beechwood, June 5, 1863. (944, 961) Artillery reserve, army of Tennessee, July and August, 1863.
No. 51–(292) Loss, 1 killed, 1 wounded, battle of Chickamauga, September 18 to 20, 1863. (459) Mentioned in B. R. Johnson’s report, (493) Mentioned in Lieut. Wm. S. Everett’s report.
No. 56–(620, 827, 888) In artillery reserve, army of Tennessee, October to December, 1863, 109 present.
No. 58–(591, 821) In artillery reserve, army of Tennessee, 1864.
No. 59–(708) Service: At battle of Corinth, Miss., in Kentucky campaign; in campaign of Middle Tennessee and North Georgia. Lost men and horses at Farmington, May, 1862; at Perryville in October, 1862, and lost horses at Murfreesboro, December 31, 1862. (709) In reserve artillery, 117 present, March 12, 1864. (731) Ninety-four present, April 1st.
No. 74–(644, et seq.) In reserve artillery, Johnston’s army, Atlanta campaign. (901) Commended by Gen. S. G. French, Kenesaw Mountain, June 27, 1864. (968) Mentioned by Maj. Geo. S. Storrs, same battle.
No. 78–(858) At Macon, Ga., July 31, 1864. No. 93–(668) Stewart’s corps, Hood’s army, December 10, 1864. (722) Mentioned in Gen. E. C. Walthall’s report, December 1st.
No. 103–(1047) At Mobile, in Maury’s army, March 10, 1865. No. 104–(1195) Mentioned by General Gibson, Mobile, April 3d.