Extremely Rare! Confederate Broadside/ Imprint Resolutions of Alabama Artillery

Extremely Rare! Confederate Broadside/ Imprint Resolutions of Alabama Artillery
Extremely Rare! Confederate Broadside/ Imprint Resolutions of Alabama Artillery

Extremely Rare! Confederate Broadside/ Imprint Resolutions of Alabama Artillery

Confederate Broadside/ Imprint: Resolutions of. Resolutions were transmitted to the Hon. Speaker of the House of Representatives: Decatur, Georgia, January 27, 1864. Preamble and resolutions adopted at a meeting of the non-commissioned officers and privates of company B, twentieth artillery battalion, Alabama volunteers, called for the purpose of considering the subject of re-enlisting for the war. At head of title: House of Representatives, February 3, 1864.

Laid on the table, and ordered to be printed. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, February 3, 1864.

On the table and ordered to be printed. Decatur Georgia, January 27, 1861. Speaker of the House of Representatives. At a meeting of the non-commissioned officers and privates of com. Pany B, twentieth artillery battalion, Alabama volunteers┬╗, called for. The purpose of considering the subject of re-enlisting for the war, the. Following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted. Whereas, the present perilous condition of our country demands. That every true patriot should be found at his post, fronting the. Enemy ; and that as soldiers of nearly three years' experience, whose. Term of enlistment will soon expire; we feel that a failure to promptly. Tender our services, for such period as may be required, to free our. Beloved land from the presence of a merciless invader, or fill a sol. Dier's grave, would exhibit a want of patriotism and personal courage. Not to found, we hope, in any army in the Confederate States; there. Resolved, That we re-enlist for the war. Resolved, That, appealing to Heaven, with a firm reliance in the. Justice of our cause, we will never lay down our arms until the last.

Invader shall have been expelled, and the battle cross of the South. Float triumphantly over every foot of southern soil. Resolved, That the efficiency of our army, in our opinion, would be. Materially promoted by the passage of an act of Congress granting to.

All three years' men the privilege of a re-election of field and com. Pany officers upon their re-enlisting for the war. Resolved, That our thanks be, and are hereby, tendered to Captain.

Bellamy and the rest of our commissioned officers, for the courtesy. They have manifested towards us, in offering to submit to a re-election. Of officers, should such be ordered by Congress, and we, by re-enlist. Ing at this time, be debarred that privilege.

Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be sent to each of the. Daily papers at Columbus, Georgia, with a request that they publish. The same ; and also a copy to the President of the Senate, and one to. The House of Representatives of the Confederate States. Waddell's Alabama Artillery Battery was organized in February 1862 by an order allowing up to 20 men to be taken from each company of the 6th Alabama Regiment. Equipped with eight guns, the battery was in the Kentucky Campaign. Sent to Mississippi with General Carter L. Stevenson's Division, the battery was badly cut up and lost nearly all its guns at Baker's Creek. It lost more men during the Siege of Vicksburg and was there captured when the fortress fell, 4 July 1863. It was paroled later and declared exchanged on 12 September 1863. The battery was increased to a battalion and designated as the 20th Light Artillery in October 1863.

Company "A" was organized at Columbus, Georgia in November 1863 and ordered to Dalton. There it became a part of the Army of Tennessee for the campaigns of 1864.

At Girard, while confronting Wilson, the guns and two-thirds of the men were captured. Company "B" was also organized at Columbus in November 1863 and sent to Dalton. It participated in the Atlanta Campaigns armed with two 6-lb. And two 12-lb Blakely's.

Its losses were not severe. Ordered to Columbus, the battery fought Union General James Wilson at Girard where the men were dispersed and the guns abandoned. There was also a Company "C", the Arkansas Helena Artillery, organized at Helena, Arkansas in May 1861 and transferred east of the Mississippi River. After the Battle of Shiloh and the Kentucky Campaign, it was placed in the Army of Tennessee, participating from Murfreesboro to Atlanta, from Tennessee and North Carolina. Major James Fleming Waddell (Russell); Captains: Winslow D. Parrott guns (as of 29 March 1864).
Extremely Rare! Confederate Broadside/ Imprint Resolutions of Alabama Artillery


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