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Huggins' Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

Huggins' Company, Tennessee Light Artillery

Brief History

"Also called Baxter's (1st Organization); Freeman's Battery; Company "B", Monsarrat's Tennessee Light Artillery Battalion - This company was originally part of Captain George H. Monsarrat's Battery, "The Harding Artillery", which was enrolled at Camp Harris, Nashville, May 15, 1861.  On November 20, 1861 it was reported as Company "B", Monsarrat's Battalion at Camp Lookout, near Chattanooga.  On December 9, 1861, Brigadier General W.H. Carroll, at Knoxville, in reporting on the forces in East Tennessee, listed Captain Monsarrat's Company near Knoxville, with E. Baxter as Senior 1st Lieutenant, and Freeman as 2nd Lieutenant.  Captain Monsarrat was reported as Post Commandant at Knoxville, on December 27, 1861, and the battery, at about this time, was divided into two parts, one of which was Captain H. Baker's Battery, the other this battery under Captain Ed Baxter, although it continued to be referred to as Monsarrat's Battery until April, 1862.  [1]

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

Other Sources

  • 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

  1. Tennesseans in the Civil War, Captain Amariah L. Huggins' Tennessee Light Artillery Company, (accessed 31 Dec 2011).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).