The Fourth Alabama Painting by Don Troiani

Reserves, Army of the Potomac

Senior First Lieutenant H M Ross, Sumter Flying Artillery

Senior First Lieutenant H M Ross, Sumter Flying Artillery

Sumter Light Artillery

Mustered in Confederate service for the war 15 July, 1861. Ordered to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Manassas

CAPTAIN A S CUTTS
Captain A S Cutts, Sumter Light Artillery, was appointed major, 11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, on 23 May, 1862.

Section: Senior FIRST LT. H M Ross

Captured pieces of the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, and the 2nd Rhode Island Artillery

Section: Junior First LT. G F Smith

Captured pieces of the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, and the 2nd Rhode Island Artillery

Section: Junior Second LT. S Heyes

Captured pieces of the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, and the 2nd Rhode Island Artillery

Books/ Manuscripts

"That same day, it was ordered to report to Manassas, Virginia, even though the battery had been issued no guns. They arrived at Manassas on July 22, after the great battle of the day before."

"Likewise, it was reported in the Augusta Daily Chronicle and Sentinel of August 7, 1861, that the battery was in camp beyond Manassas (and)… will have charge hereafter of a portion of Sherman's (captured) battery."

"Thus, it would appear that the guns issued to Capt. Cutts were a combination of pieces captured from both of those Union batteries."

The Sumter Flying Artillery: A Civil War history of the Eleventh Battalion Georgia Light Artillery, by James L Speicher

Notes

The Sumter Light Artillery was accepted in Confederate service for the war at Price's Warehouse, Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, on 6 July, 1861.

Americus, Sumter County, Georgia, to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 6-10 July, 1861: The Sumter Light Artillery was ordered to proceed by the Augusta & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 6 July, 1861, and arrived at Augusta, Richmond County, via Macon, Bibb County, Georgia, at 7 AM on 7 July, 1861. The company was ordered to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day and arrived on 10 July, 1861.

Note: The Sumter Light Artillery (153/158) was stationed on the James River, east of the Reservoir or Water Works and Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, between 10 and 24 July, 1861.

Mustered in war, on the James River, east of the Reservoir or Water Works and Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 15 July, 1861: The Sumter Light Artillery was mustered in Confederate service for the war at on the James River, east of the Reservoir or Water Works and Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Second Lieutenant W R Bullock, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 15 July, 1861.

Note: W R Bullock was appointed second lieutenant, infantry, Confederate States Army, on 25 April, 1861, and was ordered to Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.65, Paragraph VII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861.

James River, east of the Reservoir or Water Works and Hollywood Cemetery, Oregon Hill, Richmond, to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 24 July, 1861: The Sumter Light Artillery was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, by Special Orders No.231, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861.

Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, 9 August, 1861: The Sumter Flying Artillery was stationed at Camp Pickens, Manassas Junction, Prince William County, Virginia, on 9 August, 1861, and assigned six field pieces captured at the first battle of Manassas which belonged to the 3rd United States Artillery, Light Company E, and the 2nd Rhode Island Light Artillery on (?) August, 1861.

Special Orders No.118, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Company A, 23 May, 1862: The Sumter Light Artillery was assigned to the 11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Company A, and Captain A S Cutts, Sumter Light Artillery, was appointed major, 11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, by Special Orders No.118, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia, 23 May, 1862.

Surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, 9 April, 1865: The Sumter Light Artillery, under the command of Captain J M Shivers, 4th Georgia Infantry, surrendered at Appomattox Courthouse, Appomattox County, Virginia, on 9 April, 1865.

The Sumter Light Artillery was assigned to the Reserve Artillery, Potomac, District, Department of Northern Virginia, under the command of Colonel W N Pendleton, Confederate States Army, on 14 January, 1862 (See the 1st Rockbridge Artillery).