|Mid-year||Created under the command of Captain Hugh R. Garden. Garden had been the color bearer for the 2nd South Carolina Infantry at the First Battle of Manassas and returned to South Carolina to form an artillery battery. He would lead the Palmetto Battery through the war to Appomattox Court House.|
|August||Assigned to Kemper’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Longstreet’s Command, Army of Northern Virginia|
|August 23||Rappahannock Station|
The Palmetto Artillery was one of two batteries that supported Toombs’s badly outnumbered Georgia infantry at Burnside’s Bridge, holding off the Union 9th Corps for 5 hours. The battery brought two 12 pounder howitzers and two six pounders to the field. They had eleven men wounded; one lieutenant died after his leg was amputated. They also lost nine horses killed and five wounded, and two guns disabled but which were successfully retrieved from the field.
Assigned to Kemper’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia
|April||Assigned to Kemper’s-Henry’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, Department of Southern Virginia|
|May||Assigned to Henry’s Artillery Battalion, Hood’s Division, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
The battery was armed with two Napoleons and two ten pounder Parrott Rifles.
From the marker to the battery near Big Round Top:
July 2-3. Occupied this line and took active part in the battle as described on the tablets of the several batteries. The Howitzer the Bronze gun and one 3 inch Rifle were disabled and three captured 10 pounder Parrotts substituted.
July 4. On a line a little west of this until 6 P. M. then withdrew from the field.
Ammunition expended 1500 rounds.
Losses Killed 4 Wounded 23
|July||Assigned to Henry’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
|September||Assigned to Henry’s-Haskell’s Battalion, Reserve Artillery, Army of Northern Virginia|
|October||Assigned to Haskell’s Battalion, Artillery, 3rd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Mine Run Campaign
|May||Assigned to Haskell’s Battalion, Artillery, 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia|
Battle of North Anna