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, Virginia, 24 July, 1861. Did not participate in the first battle of Manassas

CAPTAIN A S CUTTS

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

Sources

"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, Virginia, 6-10 July, 1861: The Sumter Light Artillery was ordered to proceed by the Augusta & Savannah Railroad to Richmond, 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, Virginia, at 7 PM the same day and arrived at Camp Reservoir, near Richmond, Virginia, on 10 July, 1861.

Mustered in war, Richmond, Virginia, 15 July, 1861: The Sumter Light Artillery was mustered in Confederate service for the war at Richmond, 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, Virginia, by Special Orders No.65, Paragraph VII, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, Virginia, on 6 June, 1861.

Richmond to Manassas Junction, Virginia, 24 July, 1861: The Sumter Light Artillery was ordered to proceed by the Virginia Central Railroad to Manassas Junction, Virginia, by Special Orders No.231, Headquarters, Virginia Forces, Richmond, Virginia, on 24 July, 1861.

Note: The Sumter Light Artillery was assigned to the Reserve Artillery, under the command of Colonel W N Pendleton, on 14 January, 1862 (See the 1st Rockbridge Artillery).

The Sumter Flying Artillery was 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 in August 1861.

11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Company A, 23 May, 1862: The Sumter Light Artillery was assigned to the 11th Georgia Battalion Artillery, Company A, by Special Orders No.118, Adjutant & Inspector General's Office, Richmond, 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, Army of the Potomac, under the command of Colonel W N Pendleton, on 14 January, 1862.