Waddell's Battery (Alabama Artillery)

        Waddell's battery was organized in February, 1862, by taking six men from each company of the Sixth Alabama. It was placed in Tracy's brigade and sent to east Tennessee, and took part in the Kentucky campaign. It did gallant service at Baker's Creek, where it was badly cut up. In 1863 it went with Stevenson's division to Mississippi, and was in the siege of Vicksburg, where it was almost entirely lost; the remnant was divided into Emery's and Bellamy's batteries.

Extracts From Official War Records

    Vol. XVI, Part 2--(984) In Tracy's brigade, October 31, 1862.
    Vol. XX, Part 2--(413) In Tracy's brigade, November 20, 1862, east Tennessee.
        No. 36--(318) Mentioned for gallant conduct at Baker's Creek. (640) Mentioned at Fort Gibson; four pieces captured.
        No. 37--(63) Mentioned in Col. D. B. Hill's report of Champion's hill. (95, 96) Mentioned by General Stevenson at Baker's Creek, May 16, 1863. Stevenson says: "Captain Waddell fought one of the guns with his own hands." (99) Loss, 9 killed, 10 wounded, at Baker's Creek. (101) Mentioned by Gen. S. D. Lee, at Baker's Creek, (105) by Gen. A. Cumming, (110, 111) by Gen. F. M. Cockrell, who reports Waddell as a gallant, fearless officer. (326) In Gen. S. D. Lee's brigade, Vicksburg, July 4, 1863. (328) Loss, 9 killed, 30 wounded, at the siege. (350) Mentioned in Gen. Stephen D. Lee's report. (352) "Waddell was gallant and vigilant." (375) Mentioned by General Hébert.
       No. 38--(612) In Tracy's brigade, January 31, 1863 (613) Ordered to Vicksburg. (703) In Stevenson's division, April 20th. (1059) Same assignment, August 29th.
        No. 57--(484) Battalion Twenty, Alabama artillery, under Major Waddell, ordered to report to General Stevenson, near Dalton, February 25, 1864.
         No. 59--(708) Waddell's battalion of artillery. Divided into Waddell's and Emery's batteries, 1863. Served in Kentucky campaign, and in Mississippi previous to siege of Vicksburg.

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