Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Not Everybody Left Town

Today at Brandy Station: June 30, 1863

Not everyone went to Gettysburg. At least two from Huger's Battery remained in Brandy Station.

From R. Thomas Crew's and Benjamin H. Trask's book "Grimes' Battery, Grandy's Battery and Huger's Battery Virginia Artillery:

"Private James Addison (detailed as a blacksmith) and Private Richard Montgomery (detailed as artificer, blacksmith & farrier) at Brandy Station [30 June] through 31 August 1863. Each was paid .40 cents a day extra duty."

Though it isn't documented, I suspect they remained after the Army of Northern Virginia went north.

Huger's Battery holds a special place in my heart. To date at least six of this battery; Edward Moreland, Robert Lewis, Joseph Moore, George W. Butt, John W. Ashe and Robert Peed (5 times) signed the walls of the Graffiti House in Brandy Station.

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