I would appreciate any information identifying the battery that was attached to Pegram’s cavalry brigade at Murfreesboro. The only mention of it in the Official Records is by Brigadier General John A. Wharton which is quoted in part as follows:
“…I accompanied Pegram’s battery to the front and right with Companies D and K, of the Texas Rangers, and my escort company. Captain Paul [F.] Anderson not being able to induce General Pegram to pen fire with his battery (he being fearful of firing into our own troops), I took charge of the battery….” Official Records, Series I, Volume 20, Part I, p.969.
The Stone’s River National Battlefield “Troop Movement Maps” indicates that it was Huwald’s Tennessee battery. References indicate that Huwald’s battery was at Sparta, Tennesseee on 22 October, 1862 and from there on 26 October was sent to Knoxville to be refitted. Te battery was reported to have stayed at Knoxville for around three months for refitting and recruitment and during this time was assigned to Pegram’s brigade on 4 February, 1863.
I am not convinced that Huwald’s battery was the one attached to Pegram’s cavalry brigade at Murfreesboro. One other possibility would have been Captain W. R. Marshall’s Tennessee battery that was shown as attached to Pegram’s brigade in November. I am researching and writing a book on Stone’s River and would appreciate your sharing your knowledge on this question.. Any information that you might be able to provide would be most appreciated. Please cite sources.
My Thanks & GOD’s Blessings,