Levi's Battery [also called Louisiana Tigers] was organized in October, 1862, as part of Thomas' North Carolina Legion. It contained men from Louisiana, Tennessee, North Carolina, and the disbanded troops of the Virginia State Line. Detached from Thomas' Legion, this battery served in the Department of Western Virginia and East Tennessee, and during January, 1864, contained 1 officer and 32 men. In March, 1865, it rejoined Thomas' Legion in the District of Western North Carolina and surrendered in May. Captains John W. Barr and John I Levi were in command.