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    Troup's Artillery - Carlton's Battery




    It’s War boys, WAR!
    Artillerymen, Attention!



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    Battery History




    The origin of the battery goes back to 1858 when it was established in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia as the National Artillery. However, they did not obtain their first gun until the following year, when they purchased a Type 1 James Rifle. The state of Georgia gave them two bronze 6-pounder guns in December 1860. On January 2, 1861, shortly before the outbreak of hostilities in April, they changed their name to the Troup Artillery in honour of Georgia's former Governor, George M. Troup and on April 24, 1861 the battery left Athens for Savannah, in preparation for participation for the war, with Captain Marcellus Stanley in command. They obtained their fourth gun, a 12-pounder howitzer, donated by the citizens of Athens.

    The Battery served in the Cheat Mountain and Sewell Mountain campaigns under Gens. Wm. W. Loring & Robert E. Lee but in November 1861 they were attached to Cobb's Legion on the Virginia peninsula near Yorktown. On April 16 they fought at Dam No. 1, and reorganized April 29, 1862, electing Dr. H. H. Carlton, Captain. It is unclear when the Battery received their 10 pound Parrot rifles but it is possible that they were issued as part of this re-organisation. From this point on they were generally known as Carlton’s Battery and were involved at Savage's Sta. and Malvern Hill during the Seven Days Campaign.

    Having missed the battle of Second Manassas, Carlton’s Battery re-joined Lee’s army for the first Confederate invasion of Maryland. In September 1862, at the battle of South Mountain, a section of the battery lost one 6-pound gun at Compton’s Gap in early evening fighting during a rear-guard action against advancing Union infantry. The other section of two 10 pound Parrott rifles participated in General Jackson’s successful attack on Harpers Ferry. These guns were hauled to Maryland Heights where they and other Confederate guns dominated the area. The battery accompanied Jackson to Sharpsburg where they were positioned near General Ransom’s Brigade at the West woods.

    Following the battle of Antietam in September 1862, Confederate artillery underwent a reorganization and consolidation. As an independent unit, Carlton’s Battery was assigned to Colonel Henry C. Cabell’s artillery battalion; part of General Longstreet’s First Corps.

    The artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia was reorganized in April 1863 and the Troup Artillery became a part of Cabell's Artillery Battalion, fought at Fredericksburg again during the Chancellorsville Campaign May 3, and at Gettysburg July the 2nd & 3rd. July 2 they faced the 3rd Army Corps at the peach orchard and on the 3rd they were on the extreme left flank of Pickett's charge.

    In early 1864 they were involved in heavy skirmishes at Morton's Ford & Raccoon Ford, later battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Totopotomy Creek & Cold Harbor, and finally the siege at Petersburg. Their final battle was at Appomattox Station the evening of April 8, 1865. A total of 288 men served in the battery with forty deaths from disease and only nine deaths from wounds.




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    Battery Description

    Troup’s Battery as it’s called in the company tool, is a Confederate Artillery Battery with a dedicated skirmishers detachment. Both the artillery and skirmishers work closely together to get the highest efficiency, teamwork and coordination.

    We are an English speaking and EU based battery. We have people from all around the world and certainly encourage people outside of Europe to join us as well!

    “Frankly, I enjoy the war.” – Captain Úlfur

    We aim to provide a Semi-Serious environment, which combines best of both worlds; having fun and being serious.
    It’s more important that everyone in the battery gets to play and have fun rather than joining the biggest events.



    Troup Artillery is looking for YOU, both completely new or battle-hardened veterans are welcome to join the ranks of the battery or skirmish detachment.
    Our battery hosts some of the finest drill sergeants of the Confederacy and they’re always ready to teach you the ropes or help you pick them up again!


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    Battle Honours

    Yorktown Siege, Lee's Mill, Seven Days Battles, Malvern Hill, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Antietam Creek, Maryland, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, Petersburg, Cold Harbor, Battle of Appomattox Court House.


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    Battery Schedule

    Please remember that attendance is NOT mandatory but HIGHLY appreciated.

    Friday: Drill & Event
    Saturday: Event
    Sunday: Drill & Event


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    Contact information

    Are you interested in joining our Battery? Do you have questions or other things you’d like to know?

    Don’t hesitate, contact us!
    We are available here on our thread, on the forums and on steam.


    Captain Úlfur: https://steamcommunity.com/id/ulfurthewolf
    Sergeant Major Valk: https://steamcommunity.com/id/valkmans


    Our Company Tool


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    With special thanks to Mr. Caldwell for the artwork and assistance!

    With special thanks to Mr Cooley, Regimental Godfather and Advisor!

    With special thanks to my Mom, who told me I could be anything I wanted to be.
    Last edited by Ulfur; 12-28-2018 at 11:54 PM.

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    Battery Roster

    Captain: Úlfur

    1st Lieutenant: X

    2nd Lieutenant: X

    First Sergeant: Valk

    Sergeant: X

    Corporal: John Cooley & John Jones

    Private: Caldwell, Ultima Ratio

    Recruits #: 8
    Last edited by Ulfur; 12-19-2018 at 07:50 AM.

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    @Warboy Please change our link in the Active regiment post (And change my name to Úlfur Hrafnson instead of Ulfur-Chan, please)

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    Good group of guys here.
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    My Credo is a simple one ... Unit before Self with Honor above ALL else.

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