The Boy Battery at Sharpsburg/Antietam

From an obituary of Confederate Gen. Stephen D. Lee, in the July, 1908 edition of Confederate Veteran Magazine:

“He always said that it was his ‘gallant boys of the batteries that placed the wreath around his stars.’ At Sharpsburg he was moved to tears as he rode up in the heat of the fight to his ‘boy battery’ from Richmond, Va., under Capt. W. W. Parker, and found thirty of them dead or wounded around their guns and the remnant obeying the commands of their officers as gallantly as if on dress parade.”

About Dick Stanley

Retired Texas daily newspaperman
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