Nashville Lumsden's Alabama Battery at Nashville

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I thought this account of Lumsden's Alabama Battery in the battle of Nashville was a good one, so here it is on the anniversary of the battle, Dec. 15-16, 1864. Maybe a day late as this recounts events on the first day, but here it is anyway. From Confederate Veteran, Vol. 12, p. 484-485.

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Sgt. James R. Maxwell, author of the article and historian of Lumden's Battery. He had been a military cadet at the University of Alabama and served as drill master and private in the 34th Alabama Infantry before transferring to Lumsden's Battery in 1863.

James R. Maxwell, with George Little, also authored A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A., which can be read online here: https://archive.org/stream/lumsdenbattery00littrich#page/n5/mode/2up

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Captain Charles L. Lumsden
 

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Here's another account of a battery at Nashville - Douglas' Texas Battery, which had also seen some hard service in the AoT. They were also the only Texas battery to serve east of the Mississippi.

Confederate Veteran, Vol. 12, p. 531-532.

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Here's another account of a battery at Nashville - Douglas' Texas Battery, which had also seen some hard service in the AoT. They were also the only Texas battery to serve east of the Mississippi.

Confederate Veteran, Vol. 12, p. 531-532.

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I have been on the very ground where the Douglas battery made their stand (Franklin road near Battery lane and Harding place) I used to metal detect there years ago and found a lot of relics on that hill. I recovered 6 cannon balls there that were buried by the retreating Confederates (they were in the same hole about a foot or two deep).
 
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