Gid Nelson Light Artillery
John N. Walthall
Gid. Nelson Light Artillery was organized during
the spring of 1862 at Uniontown, Alabama. Its members were recruited
in Marengo, Perry, Dallas, and Shelby counties. Assigned to Slaughter's
and Cantey's command it was stationed at Mobile for nearly two
years. The company moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in January,
1864, and later to Georgia where it joined the Army of Tennessee.
It served in W. C. Preston's and D. Truehart's Battalion of Artillery
and took an active part in the battles at Kennesaw Mountain, Peach
Tree Creek, and Jonesboro. Then it participated in Hood's Tennessee
operations and was back at Mobile in March, 1865. The unit finally
surrendered at Meridian. Captains Joseph Selden and C. W. Lovelace
were its commanders.