Lumsden's Battery (Alabama Artillery)

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Lumsden Battery:

https://ranger95.com/civil_war/alabama/artillery/lumsdens_battery/lumsden.html

Lumsden's Battery

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This company was recruited at Tuskaloosa, and reported for duty at Mobile, November 1861,125 strong. Stationed at Fort Gaines till, after Shiloh, the battery relieved Gage's at Tupelo, and were given six guns. The battery skirmished at Farmington, and in the Kentucky campaign fought at Perryville with small loss. At Chicamauga there were several casualties, and the battery lost a gun. Its pieces moved down the road from Dalton to Atlanta, and 5 killed and 2.5 wounded was the number of its casualties. The battery's loss was small around Atlanta; but, having marched with the army into Tennessee, it was overwhelmed at Nashville, losing its guns, six men killed, and 22 captured. Placed in Spanish Fort, the garrison was under fire for two weeks, with some loss. Moving up to Marion Station, (Miss.), the battery was surrendered with the department.

Captains -- C. L. Lumsden.

Lieutenants -- George Vaughan; made surgeon. H. H. Cribbs; resigned. G. H. Hargrove; wounded at Nashville. Ed. Tarrant; resigned. A. C. Hargrove; wounded at Spanish Fort. John A. Caldwell; wounded at Spanish Fort
 

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You can read "A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A." online:

https://archive.org/details/lumsdenbattery00littrich

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http://www.archives.alabama.gov/referenc/flags/079.html

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Flag of Lumsden's Battery before conservation treatment (left) and after treatment.

Provenance Reconstruction:

According to the available documentation, this flag was presented to the battery by the ladies of Tuscaloosa. During a skirmish in Mobile, Lt. James McLauren Shivers took the flag from a Federal soldier who had captured it. In August 1905 Thomas Owen, Director, Alabama Department of Archives and History, learned that the flag had survived the war and was still in Shivers' possession. On August 15, 1905 Owen wrote Shivers requesting the return of the flag. Receiving no response, Owen wrote again on September 2, 1905. On September 13, 1905 Shivers replied that he did indeed have the flag and intended to donate it. He also noted that Lumsden's Battery had carried a "blue guidon with a full moon in the center" when they were in Hardee's Corps. For some unexplained reason Shivers failed to forward the flag to Owen, who continued to press the matter through correspondence until February 1910. No correspondence after this date has been located. The flag was finally donated to the Alabama Department of Archives and History by Mrs. Allyne (Shivers) Norton, the daughter of James M. Shivers. At the time the donantion was made, no date was entered into the accession log, however, the previous entry was for October, 1928, while the next was for March, 1929.

This flag received conservation treatment and was prepared for display by Textile Preservation Associates, Inc. of Sharpsburg, Maryland in November 2004.


Sources:
Curator's Object Files, Civil War Flags, Alabama Department of Archives and History.
 

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https://civilwartalk.com/threads/reunion-of-lumsden-battery-alabama.109647/

Reunion of Lumsden Battery, Alabama
From Left- Back Row—Private Thrower, Sgt. George Little, Sgt. John Little, Pvt. Minardo Rosser. 2nd r,—Lt. Harvey Cribbs; William Johnson. 1st R- Corp Thos. Owen L- Sgt James R. Maxwell, ctr. Rufus -Rube- Jones,

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"Thunder on Little Kennesaw" by Troiani depicts Lumden's Alabama Battery.
 

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I cannot thank you enough for posting this. My grandfather was Isaac Peirce Mason son of Pvt Isaac David Mason of Lumsden's Battery. I remember him when I was a child. He was highly educated in science and the arts. He wrote the Alma Mater for Memphis State University.
 

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Captain Charles L. Lumsden

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Sgt. James R. Maxwell, author of A History of Lumsden's Battery, C.S.A. 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.

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Pvt. George T. Wilborn of Lumsden's Battery.
 
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