t Mississippi regiment.
In the fight two were killed and
Confederate artillery officers: problems of Lee's artillery.
After General Alexander became acting chief of artillery, Huger succeeded to the command of his battalion.
The fine faces of these officers recall the trying times through which they passed.
For the last two years especially, the Confederate field-artillery fought against the odds of lack of horses.
Behind them stood no such supply depot as Giesboro outside of Washington, which furnished the Federal armies thousands of fresh horses, and cared for sick ones.
A Confederate artillery piece seldom boasted more than four horses after 1862.
When some of these were killed, the gun was handled by the horse or horses left and the men of the battery.
However, Huger's battalion went through the campaigns of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, East Tennessee, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House — fought with the Army of Northern Virginia through the siege of Petersb