This command was organized in June 1863, and
the men were from the western counties of the State. It remained
at Pollard for some months, and joined the Army of Tennessee at
Dalton. The battery participated in the battles of Resaca, Cassville,
Lost Mountain, New Hope, Kennesa, Peach-tree, and Atlanta, and
suffered more or less in each. It then moved towards Tennessee,
and was under fire at Decatur from the gunboats. At Nashville
one section of the battery was captured entire, after hard fighting,
and so many men and horses killed in the other that the guns could
not be drawn off. Ordered to Blakeley, the men there manned eight
heavy pieces, endured the perils of that siege, fired the last
gun at the victor foe, and was there surrendered.
Captains -- Ed. Tarrant of Tuskaloosa; captured
Lieutenants -- Seth Shepard of Perry; captured
at Nashville. B. B. Hardwick of Tuskaloosa; wounded at Kennesa;
at Nashville. E. W. Tarrant of Tuskaloosa; captured at Blakeley.