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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 16. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Notice of
's Battery Chew
Notice of Chew's Battery, Fort Yates, Dak., February 17th, 1887. Editor Southern Historical Society Papers: Sir—Having read much of your valuable history of the war, giving battles, heroic charges and repulses by different commands, I have never seen mentioned one battery, viz.: it was organized in Charlestown, Jefferson county, Virginia, in the early part of 1861, by Captain John Chew, with James W. Thompson as First Lieutenant, Tuck Carter Second Lieutenant, and John J. Williams Third Lieutenant, and was assigned to Ashby's (afterwards known as Rosser's) brigade, as a light battery. After the battle of New Hope, Virginia, Lieutenant Thomp
y and used with good effect.
It is the only time during the war that I ever heard of a battery charging and taking a battery.
It was a glorious charge and, in my opinion, worthy of publication.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant, Lewis Brady, Late Private Chew's Battery, Breathed's Battalion, Stuart's Horse Artillery
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 21. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A monument to
, Major James W. Thomson Confederate States Artillery. (search)