24th Battalion Sharpshooters


24th Battalion Sharpshooters was formed in May, 1863, with three companies. The men were from Humphreys County and included F. Maney's Artillery Battery. It was assigned to G.E. Maney's and Palmer's Brigade, and in April, 1864, it consolidated with the 34th Regiment. The unit participated in the various campaigns of the Army of Tennessee from Chickamauga to Atlanta, moved with Hood into Tennessee, and was active in North Carolina. It reported 22 casualties of the 39 engaged at Chickamauga, and totalled 48 men and 22 arms in December, 1863. The battalion was included in the surrender on April 26, 1865. Major Frank Maney was in command.

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