There being need for artillerists, Colonel Gregg consented to release the command; in numbers it was large enough for two companies.
Captain W. H. Campbell was promoted major, and Lieutenants Holtzclaw and Earle were made captains.
Captain Earle's company as a compliment was named for Dr. James C. Furman, a prominent and highly esteemed citizen of Greenville city.
Its three officers were Lieutenants James Furman, a son of Dr. Furman; E. H. Graham, Jr., S. S. Kirby (Citadel, 1860), and Anderson.
(In United States War Records and other war publications Earle's Battery is not reported at Honey Hill—a strange neglect and unexplained.)
The battery at Honey Hill had Lieutenant Kirby sick in the hospital, and Lieutenant Anderson absent on leave.
Sergeant J. P. Scruggs, acting lieutenant, was in charge of a gun on the extreme left of the line, commanded by Major John Jenkins.
The other guns, with those of the Beaufort and Lafayettes, were in battery at the head of the