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Object Name Telegram
Catalog Number CML-MSC.38a-c
Date 1864-1865
Scope & Content Reports of Heavy Artillery Serving on James Island, South Carolina, December 29, 1864 & January 4, 1865

Physical Appearance: Two returns and a telegram concerning heavy artillery units serving on James Island, South Carolina:

a) December 29, 1864 - Telegram from Brigadier General S[tephen] Elliott, Jr., com[man]d[in]g, at Royals, to Capt[ain] [W. F.] Nance, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Corrects an omission from the return sent earlier in the day. Adds Capt[ain] W. E. Timmerman's Co[mpany] C, Siege Train, formerly Pee Dee Light Artillery. 1 page. Marks "E-11-1" near the top. A CMLS seal is embossed twice on the telegram. <> Marks: "Metal Case 3 E 8."

b) December 29, 1864 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs 3rd Sub Dist[rict] S[outh] C[arolina], James Island, [South Carolina] - Brigadier General Stephen Elliott to Captain W. F. Nance, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Submits report of the organizations of Heavy Artillery serving in his command with names of commanding officers, dates of their appointments, and effective strengths. Units listed: 1st South Carolina Artillery; 2nd South Carolina Artillery; 22nd Georgia Battalion Artillery; Captain A. J. Macarthy's Mercer Artillery; Captain J. H. Tiller's Echols Artillery; South Carolina Siege Train Artillery; Lucas Battalion Artillery; and Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery. Signed "S. Elliott, Jr." Brigadier General Com[man]d[in]g. 3 legal-size pp. Marks: "E-11-2" and "No. 11 - Case E" on p. [1]. A CMLS seal is embossed on all pages. <> Marks: "Metal Case 3 E 7"

c) January 4, 1865 - H[ea]d Q[uarte]rs 3rd Sub District South Carolina, James Island - Brigadier Stephen Elliott to Captain W. F. Nance, A[ssistant] A[djutant] G[eneral] - Submits report of artillery organizations serving in his command with guns in placements. Signed at the bottom of p. 4, "S. Elliott Jr." Brig[adier] Gen[era]l Com[man]d[in]g. List of Placements: 1) Fort Johnson & dependencies - under Lieut[enant] Col[onel] Jos[eph] A. Yates, 1st South Carolina Artillery: Batteries Glover, Wampler, Harleston, Ft. Johnson, The Lines, Simkins, and Cheves. 2) Legare's Point - under Maj[or] M. J. McMullen, 22nd Georgia Battalion Artillery: Batteries Haskell, Tatum, Ryan Left, Ryan Right, and Redoubt No. 1. 3) Secessionville - under Lieut[enant] Col[onel] J. W. Brown, 2nd South Carolina Artillery. 4) New Lines - under Maj[or] F. F. Warley, 2nd South Carolina Artillery: Batteries Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 5) Stono - under Maj[or] J. J. Lucas, Lucas Battalion Artillery: Batteries Tynes, Pringle, and Trenholm. Organizations: 1) 1st South Carolina Artillery: consisting of Companies E, G, and K - under Field Officer L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] J[oseph] A. Yates. 2) 2nd South Carolina Artillery: consisting of Companies A, B, E, F, G, H, I, and K - under Field Officers Col[onel] A. D. Frederick, L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] J. Welsman Brown, and Maj[or] F. F. Warley, 3) Lucas Battalion of Artillery: consisting of Companies A, B, and C - under Field Officer Maj[or] J. J. Lucas. 4) South Carolina Siege Train: consisting of Companies B, C, and D - under Field Officer Maj[or] Edward Manigault 5) 22nd Georgia Battalion Artillery: consisting of Companies A, B, C, D, E, Mercer Artillery, and Echols Artillery - under Field Officers Col[onel] E. C. Anderson, L[ieutenan]t Col[onel] W. H. Pritchard, and Maj[or] M. J. McMullen 6) Company E, Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery, under Field Officer L[ieutenan]t W. H. Campbell, commanding Post at Secessionville. 7) Palmetto Battalion Light Artillery, under Field Officer Col[onel E. B. White (with exception of Company E) - Guns in Place in Western Extremity, 3rd Sub District - St. Andrews: Batteries Geddes, Haig, Wilkes, Overflows Nos. 1 & 2, and Palmer. 8) Orleans Guard Battery Light Artillery, under Captain J. LeGardener.
Creator Elliot, Jr., Stephen
Archival History Elliott's two returns and telegram were formerly located in the MC 3 E-318 files.
People Anderson, Edward Clifford
Brown, J. Welsman
Campbell, W. H.
Elliott, Stephen, Jr.
Frederick, A. D.
LeGardener, J.
Lucas, J. J.
Macarthy, A. J.
Manigault, Edward
McMullen, M. J.
Nance, W. F.
Pritchard, W. H.
Tiller, John H.
Timmerman, W. E.
Warley, F. F.
White, E. B.
Yates, Joseph A.
Search Terms James Island
South Carolina
Fort Johnson
Georgia
Legare's Point
Subjects Artillery (Weaponry)