Confederate Regiments & BatteriesGeorgia


1861
April Armed, equipped and mustered into Confederate States Service for 12 months as Company I, 3rd Georgia Infantry by Captain Foster Blodgett, Jr.
August 5 Detached from the 3rd Georgia by Special Order 242 to become Blodgett’s Battery of Georgia Light Artillery under Captain Foster Blodgett, Jr. Assigned to Toombs’ Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac.
October Assigned to Toombs’ Brigade, E.K. Smith’s Division, Potomac District, Department of Northern Virginia.
1862
May 21 Captain Blodgett resigned. Lieutenant John Milledge, Jr. of Company C, 1st Georgia Regulars was elected captain, and the battery was then known as Milledge’s Battery.
June Assigned to Richardson’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
June 25-July 1
Seven Days Battles

Equipped with one 6-pounder Smootbore, two 12-pounder Howitzers and one 3″ Rifle.

August Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia. Equipped with one 10-pounder Parrott Rifle, one Hotchkiss Rifle, one James Rifle, and three 3″ Rifles.
September 17
Battle of Sharpsburg (Antietam)

The battery was with Nelson’s artillery battalion on the Virginia side of the Potomac guarding Boteler’s Ford.

December 13
Battle of Fredericksburg
1863
May 1-4
Battle of Chancellorsville
May Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery Reserve, Army of Northern Virginia.
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded at the Battle of Gettysburg by Captain John Milledge. Ir was equipped with one 10-pounder Parrott Rifle and two 3″ Rifles.

From the War Department marker for the battery at Gettysburg:

July 1. The Battery arrived on the field too late to participate in the engagement of the day.

July 2. Took position on Seminary Ridge 1/4 mile north of Chambersburg Pike. About 11 A. M. moved to the rear of Pennsylvania College and remained until night when the Battery returned to the position of the morning.

July 3. Ordered to the extreme left of the Confederate line to find a position to withdraw the fire from the Confederate infantry. Opened about 12 M. firing from 20 to 25 rounds.

July 4. Took position west of town and at midnight moved on the march to Hagerstown.

July Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, 2nd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
October
Bristoe Campaign
November-December
Mine Run Campaign
1864
May 5-6
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotyslvania Court House
May 23-26
Battle of North Anna
June 1-3
Battle of Cold Harbor
May-June
Lynchburg Campaign
June Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, Army of the Valley.
July 9
Battle of Monocacy
September 19
Third Battle of Winchester
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
1865
January 31 In the Valley District under Lieutenant General Jubal Early
March 2
Battle of Waynesboro

The remnants of Early’s army was captured or scattered.

March
Siege of Petersburg
March-April Assigned to Nelson’s Battalion, 2bd Corps Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia.
April 8
Appomattox Station

Captured with Walker’s Artillery Column