6088re Infantry support for Captain Millers battery in Piper Orchard
- Jan 13, 2010Gang,
While reading the Carman MS for the Sunken Road fight, I noticed
his mention of Captain M B Miller (Third Company, Washington
Artillery) having some infantry support in the Piper Orchard at
the time Miller and his battery were doing their utmost to keep
the apparently victorious Union forces from advancing further
than the Piper corn field after cracking open the Confederate
left center at the Sunken Road.
Interestingly enough, Carman merely mentions "infantry support"
but does not divulge any further details about this. I always had
been under the impression Miller's Third Company of the
Washington Artillery pretty much did its job without any infantry
support to provide counter-infantry coverage.
Does any one in this group happen to know which Confederate units
or parts of CS units might have been that infantry support?
Thanks for your prompt assistance!
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
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on one's mother's side, is an introduction to any state in the
Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from
the Almighty God. --Anonymous
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