23rd Battalion Sharpshooters


23rd Battalion Sharpshooters was organized in November 1863 at Charleston, Tennessee. Its members were from Companies E, F and G, of the 1st Battalion, Hilliard's Alabama Legion. The unit was assigned to General Gracie's and Moody's Brigade, served with Longstreet in East Tennessee, then moved to Virginia. It fought at Drewry's Bluff, and later was active in the Petersburg siege north of the James River and around Appomattos. Many were disabled at Sayler's Creek and only 4 officers and 43 men surrendered in April 1865. Major Nicholas Stallworth was in command.

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