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Lee's-Humphreys' Battery
In Response To: Foreman's Company ()

You have privilege I and the Texas researchers don't have; you have a roll of the battery. Where did you find it? My Texas friends, I'm sure, wanted Lee's Battery to remain a Texas unit, but they haven't had a chance to see the muster roll to look for Texas members. If you have a Texas friend, perhaps he can edit the roll for Texas members? At Honey Springs the Texas Cavalry saved the guns, and I imagine Texans were battery members! But it may have had Missourians and Arkansans, too. I feel over time more Cherokee were assigned to it, because the battery became the pride of Cooper's, and later Maxey's, Native American Division.
If Foreman's men of the 2nd Co. E, Watie's Cherokee Mounted Rifles weren't turned over to the battery, perhaps the company's horses were commandeered for it? Something like that may be behind Foreman's court-martial and removal as Captain, because he opposed his company's contribution to the battery. His CSR may have useful information on the events surrounding the organization of Lee's Battery?
A Texas friend of mine feels in the 1864 reorganization of the TMD artillery, the battery was probably numbered the "18th Texas Field Battery", but I feel the Cherokee have strong evidence to call it the "Cherokee Battery".

Messages In This Thread

R.W. Lee's Texas Battery
Roswell W. Lee
Re: Roswell W. Lee
Lee's Battery
Capt. Alex Foreman
Re: Capt. Alex Foreman
1st Cherokee Mtd Volunteers
More identified!
2nd Co. E, 1st Cherokee Mounted Rifles
Foreman's Company
Lee's-Humphreys' Battery
Emmet Starr's "History of the Cherokee"
Lee's Light Battery
Updates to your roster!
Comments requested
Jr. 2nd Lt. "Riley Wise"
Great Work, Gerald!
Thanks Ralph!
Lee's-Humphreys' Battery
Lee's Battery
Indian Territory Battery
1st Cherokee Battery, PACS
Capt. John T. Humphreys
Re: Capt. John T. Humphreys
Re: Capt. John T. Humphreys