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"28th Battalion, Georgia Siege Artillery (Confederate)" Topic

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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 3:22 p.m. PST

Of possible interest?



Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP12 Sep 2018 5:25 p.m. PST

Not much information here. What did you find interesting enough to share, Tango?

ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 7:33 a.m. PST

The mere fact that the Confederates had a battalion of 'Siege Artillery' is interesting. I confess I didn't know that. My G-G-Grandfather commanded a battery of siege guns in the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery during the Peninsular Campaign.

Bill N13 Sep 2018 10:40 a.m. PST

Virginia raised several Heavy Artillery units. Some were converted into infantry while others remained artillery units until Richmond fell. The garrison of Fort Macon NC was composed of several companies of NC heavy artillery. I would not be surprised if some of the Confederate artillery units at Charleston or Mobile were heavy or siege artillery units.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 12:18 p.m. PST

I also was not aware that the Rebel Army had a Siege Artillery unit… not all of us are so wise like you my friend… (smile)

Glad you enjoyed it!.


Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 2:23 p.m. PST

Not wise at all, Tango. Just asking a simple question.

Actually, there were several units from Georgia called "siege artillery." As for the 28th, they fought as infantry and were present at Olustee. Several companies were sent north and fought at Petersburg, again as infantry.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 12:20 p.m. PST

Thanks for the info… no harm here my friend. (smile)


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