Eufaula Light Artillery


Eufaula Light Artillery was organized in February, 1862, at Eufaula, Alabama, and contained men from Barbour and adjoining counties. After fighting at Tazewell and Murfreesboro it was assigned to T.J. Stanford’s and J.W. Eldridge’s Battalion of Artillery, Army of Tennessee. The unit served with the army from Chickamauga to Atlanta, then moved with Hood to Tennessee. During January, 1865, it was sent to Mobile and attached to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. This company reported 3 wounded and 2 missing at Murfreesboro and 6 killed at Chickamauga. It totalled 102 effectives in April, 1864, and surrendered with about 80 in May, 1865. Captains John W. Clark and McDonald Oliver were in command.

This command was organized at Eufaula, Feb. 26, 1862, and was composed of men from Barbour and adjoining counties--262 rank and file. Equipped with six guns, the battery joined the Army of Tennessee, and participated in its campaigns and operations till the end, losing 48 men killed and wounded, and 36 by disease. It was surrendered at Meridian, Miss.

Captains--John W. Clark; resigned. W. A. McTyere; resigned. M. D. Oliver; killed at Atlanta. William J. McKenzie.

Lieutenants--W. A. McTyere; promoted. M. D. Oliver; promoted. W. J. McKenzie; promoted. W. H. Woods; F. M. Caldwell.

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