Brookhaven Light Artillery was organized during the spring of 1862 with men from Lincoln County. In July there were 105 officers and men present for duty. For a time it was stationed at Port Hudson, then was placed in J. Gregg's and Gist's Brigade, Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, and fought at Jackson. In November, 1863, the company totalled 123 men in May, 1864, was at Montevallo, Alabama. Later it was attached to G.S. Storrs' Battalion of Artillery and was active in the Atlanta Campaign and Hood's Tennessee operations. Early in 1865 the unit disbanded. Captain J.A. Hoskins was in command.