Chickamauga 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters

OldReliable1862

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I'm trying to learn more Adams' Louisiana brigade, and I was interested in their sharpshooter battalion. Does anyone have a description of their service at Chickamauga?
 

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Just in case you haven't seen these:

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Breckinridge's Division
—Hill's Corps —
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Adams' Brigade.
Breckinridge's Division - Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams.
September 20, 1863, 10 a.m.

32nd Alabama, - Major John C. Kimbell.
13th and 20th Louisiana, - Colonel Randall Lee Gibson.
16th and 25th Louisiana, - Colonel Daniel Gober.
19th Louisiana, - Lieutenant Colonel Richard W. Turner.
19th Louisiana, - Major Loudon Butler.
14th Louisiana Battalion, - Major J. H. Austin.
Slocomb's (Louisiana) Battery, - Captain C. H. Slocomb.

Text on the second tablet;

At 10 a.m. Adam's Brigade having routed the troops in its front with its left on the Lafayette Road and Stovall's Brigade in line on its left moved toward the Kelly Field under a constant artillery fire pushing John Beatty's Brigade before it. It next encountered Stanley's Brigade which advanced to the support of Beatty. Finally, after having passed beyond the Union left and reaching a point in the woods nearly opposite the center of the Kelly Field it was checked by the assistance of Van Derveer's Brigade, Goodspeed's Battery and other troops which appeared on its flank in the Kelly Field. Together with Stovall's Brigade it retired to its early position north and east of the Kelly Field.



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Report of Col. Randall L. Gibson, Thirteenth Louisiana Infantry, commanding Adams' brigade.

O.R., vol. 30, pt. 2, 216-17
 

bayouace

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Transcript follows photos of letter from a 14th LA Sharpshooter at Chickamauga. below. Hope this helps.






Firearms & Military Artifacts > HISTORIC MILITARY & FIREARMS EVENT

CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE LOUISIANA CHICKAMAUGA LETTER

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Outstanding 2 page Chickamauga battle content Confederate 14th Battalion Louisiana Sharpshooters letter written in browned ink September 24, 1863 by Thomas McCegney (McCagney) of Company B. The Transcript is as follows: Line of Battle near Chattanooga Sept. The 24th 1863 Manion my friend I take the pleasure of writing these few lines to you hoping to find you in as good health as this leaves me at present thanks be to God for his mercies to us all. Well we have had it at last on Friday and Sat and Sunday. Mr. Braggs co and Rosecrans had a devil of a mess but Mr. B co beat Mr. Rose very bad on Sunday morning our division attacked the enemy on the extreme right and drove them 1 mile and then old blinkie halted the brigade within range of the yankee so the brigade fell back and the old blind fool got wounded and taken prisoner and capt. gualut was killed hellemes was killed and stoveall wounded. Our battalion captured two pieces of artillery and one hundred and 6 prisoners in the first charge in the morning of Sunday and then in the evening at 4 o'clock our division made a charge on their breast works and the 13 and Von Zinken lead them so they had like to run over Yankees guns and everything else. I have no more at present to mention only the casualty's of the company. Wounded is Sargt Mizell, privates Halley, Hagan slightly with a shell in the hip. Halley with a miney ball through the right eye Mizell through the thigh and leg and that is all of our company that was hurt, Co A Lieut Pierce his leg shot off Warick has his finger shot off and Roberson was shot through the leg sum whare I don't exacelly know whare so that is all of our Batt that was hurt in the Battle of Chicamaga. Johney Stewart is missing and is supposed that he is taken prisoner. No more of our old co was hurt. The Washington artillery has lost 29 men and Cobbs battery lost 25 men. The 13 lost about one 3rd. No more at present but still remains your friend
 
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