Montgomery True Blues Battery (Alabama Artillery)

        The Montgomery True Blues battery, Capt. W. G. Andrews, was organized at Norfolk in January, 1863, and was composed of men from Montgomery, most of whom had served in a campaign in the Third Alabama infantry. They were sent to North Carolina and did garrison duty on the coast. They assisted in the capture of Plymouth, and blew up Fort Branch. When the Confederate line at Petersburg was broken, they tried to rejoin General Johnston's army and were disbanded at Ridgeway, April, 1865.

Extracts From Official War Records

    Vol. XVIII--(190, 191) Under Lieut. Jas. E. Davis, at Kinston, March 8, 1863.
        No. 45--(947) Mentioned, Hill's army. (1068) In Saunders' battalion.
       No. 49--(692) In Saunders' battalion, Kinston, August 31, 1863. (851) Fifty-nine present, General Pickett's troops, November 27th. (906) In General Pickett's artillery, near Kinston, December 31st. No. 60--(1201) Effective total, 56, February, 1864, department of North Carolina.
        No. 69--(892) Johnston's division, Beauregard's army, June 10, 1864.
        No. 81--(648, 693) Mentioned in Beauregard's orders, June, 1863.
        No. 88--(1226) Under Capt. Edgar G. Lee, at Plymouth, N. C., September 1, 1864.
       No. 89--(1322) Called Lee's, in Moseley's battalion. No. 96--(1187) At Fort Branch, Bragg's army, January 31, 1865.
        No. 99--(1069, 1155) General Hoke's troops, February 10, 1865.

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