Water's Battery (Alabama Artillery)

        Waters' battery was organized in Mobile in 1861, and was there, 129 strong, early in 1862. It was in Corinth in the spring of 1862. In Manigault's brigade, Bragg's army, it went through the Kentucky campaign, and was engaged at Perryville, Munfordville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge. Here halt its force was captured, and the remnant was distributed in Cobb's Kentucky and Mayberry's Tennessee batteries. Its captain was David D. Waters.

Extracts From Official War Records

    Vol. VI--(868) In Mobile, March, 1862, 129 present.
    Vol. X, Part I--(789) In Manigault's brigade, Tupelo, June 30, 1862.
    Vol. X, Part 2--(461, 549) In Trapier's brigade, Bragg's army, April to May, 1862.
    Vol. XVI, Part I--(983) Battle at Munfordville, September 16, 1862.
    Vol. XVI, Part 2--(764) Capt. David D. Waters, in Manigault's brigade, August, 1862.
    Vol. XX, Part 2--(430-432) Present, 106, at or near Murfreesboro, November 29, 1862, under Lieut. C. W. Watkins, in Manigault's brigade.
    Vol. XXIII, Part 2--(735) Capt. D. D. Waters, in Manigault's brigade, April to August, 1863. (843) Present, 104, May 19th.
        No. 51--(15) Lieut. C. W. Watkins, in Hindman's division, September 19 and 20, 1863. (307) Mentioned, at Chickamauga. (342) Mentioned in report of A. M. Manigault. (349) Mentioned in report of Colonel Reid. (356) Mentioned in report of Lieut. Geo. E. Turner.
          No. 55--(659) Lieut. W. P. Hamilton, in Hindman's division, November 20, 1863.
          No. 56--(620) In Cheatham's corps, with Bragg's army, October 31, 1863. (790) Ordered to report at Atlanta, December 6th. (832) Reported at Atlanta, to Colonel Wright, December 15th.
          No. 59--(703) Some of this battery and fragments of others consolidated in Cobb's, January, 1864.

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