Tarrant's Battery (Alabama Artillery)

        Tarrant's battery was organized by General Clanton in June, 1863, and after remaining at Pollard several months, joined the army of Tennessee at Dalton. It took part in the battles of Resaca, Cassville, Lost Mountain, New Hope, Kenesaw, Peachtree Creek and Atlanta. The battery moved toward Tennessee, and was in the action at Decatur; it fought at Nashville, where it suffered severely, losing so many men and horses that the guns could not be removed. The remnant was sent to Blakely, where, after taking a heroic part in the defense, it finally surrendered. Capt. Edward Tarrant was captured at Blakely. Lieut. B. B. Hardwick was wounded at Kenesaw; he and Lieutenant Shepard were captured at Nashville.

Extracts From Official War Records

        No. 42--(239, 240) Mentioned by General Clanton at Pollard, September 19, 1863. (402, 511) In Clanton's brigade, Mobile, November and December.
        No. 58--(547, 548, 582) In department of the Gulf, Clanton's brigade, January, 1864. No. 59--(861) In Reynolds' brigade, Mobile, April 30, 1864.
       No. 74--(646, et seq.) In Preston's battalion, Polk's corps, Atlanta campaign. (873) One killed, 4 wounded, report of Chas. Vander-ford.
       No. 75--(668) Ordered to Dalton by General Maury, Mobile, May 5, 1864. (771) Under Major Preston, Cantey's brigade, near Kenesaw mountain, June 12th.
       No. 78--(589) Mentioned by General Clanton, Montgomery, May 9, 1864. (610) Mentioned in artillery returns of James L. Hoole, May 19th, as at Pollard. (858) In Trueheart's battalion, Stewart's corps, Hood's army, September 20th. No. 93--(668) Same assignment, Nashville campaign.
         No. 103--(1047) In Grayson's battalion, district of the Gulf, March 10, 1865.

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