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Artillery Battalion

Hardaway's Alabama Battery was recruited and armed by its first Captain, Robert A. Hardaway; was sent to Virginia in 1861, and remained at Manassas until March, 1862. With the Army of Northern Virginia, it saw continuous service during the war. In the battle of Seven Pines, in the Seven Days' battles, and in all the great battles around Richmond, it gained the highest distinction. General Hill, the division commander, repeatedly commended this battery for gallant service, and speaks of Hardaway as the best practical artillerist he had seen in the service. Stonewall Jackson also commended its action at Fredericksburg. It lost heavily in the Seven Days' battles. It was also engaged and suffered severely at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and a great number of smaller engagements, finally surrendering at Appomattox. At the battle of Gettysburg it was called Hurt's battery, Captain Hardaway having been promoted to lieutenant-colonel and placed in command of a battalion, and succeeded by Captain Hurt, who was wounded in this battle. Capt. John W. Tullis was wounded and captured at Gettysburg. Lieut. George A. Ferrell was in command of the battery when it was surrendered at Appomattox.

Brigade Information

Artillery Commander

Col. Jack Eaves


Major Bill Anderson

Company Commander

1st Lt. Randy Lidhome

1st Sgt.

Izabella Eaves

Quartermaster Sgt.

Michael Tubener
Bill Kohse

Board Artillery Representative

Sgt. Stevie Haynes