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Monsarrat's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

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Monsarrat's Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

Brief History[edit | edit source]

"This was a purely temorary organization, lasting only about three months in the fall of 1861.  Captain George H. Monsarrat was appointed to the command of the Harding Artillery which was organized at Nashville in May, 1861.  He apparently attempted to expand this into a battalion, for this battery was later divided into two companies, one of which under Captain H. Baker was later mustered as Company "A", Monsarrat's Battalion; the other under Lieutenant (later Captain) Ed Baxter, was mustered as Company "B", Monsarrat's Battalion.  This company was better known in later days as Freeman's, and finally as Huggin's Battery.  The Maury Artillery, Captain Robert P. Griffith, later Sparkman's Battery, was mustered as Company "C" of Monsarrat's Battalion." [1]

"Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit. [2]

Other Sources[edit | edit source]

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Tennessee in the Civil War' and 'United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865' (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Tennessee in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Tennessee, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, Monsarrat's Tennessee Light Artillery Battalion, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).