Bachman's Co. Artillery
(German Light Artillery)


German Light Artillery [also called Charleston German Artillery] completed its organization in the spring of 1862. The unit moved to Virginia, served in B.W. Frobel's and M.W. Henry's Battalion of Artillery, and fought with the Army of Northern Virginia from the Seven Days' Battles to Gettysburg, except when it was with with Lonstreet at Suffolk. During October, 1863, it was ordered to South Carolina, later participated in the defense of Savannah, then returned to South Carolina. It reported 3 casualties during the Seven Days' Battles, had 2 killed and 2 wounded in the Maryland Campaign, and took 71 men to Gettysburg. The company contained 94 men at Charleston in April, 1864, was refitted after being in Georgia, and during April, 1865, was en route to Greensboro, North Carolina. Captain William K. Bachman was in command.. It was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons from August 1862 to July 1863. On May 3, 1864, it was armed with two 3+" Blakely Rifles and two 12-lb. Howitzers. On January 6, 1865, if was armed with four 12-lb. Napoleons. It was surrendered by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston at Durham Station, Orange County, North Carolina on April 26, 1865.

Seven Days Battles VA (25 JUN - 1 JUL 1862)
2nd Bull Run VA (28 - 30 AUG 1862)
South Mountain VA (14 SEP 1862)
Antietam VA (17 SEP 1862)
Fredericksburg VA (13 DEC 1862)
Gettysburg PA (1-3 JUL 1863)
Tullifinny Station (9 DEC 1864)
Carolinas Campaign SC (FEB - APR 1865)

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