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ABOUT Pelham's Battery

Pelham's Battery, Stuart's Horse Artillery

•Pelham's Battery• is the only INDEPENDENT & DEDICATED War of Rights battery. We are not part of a Corps or Brigade or any other conglomeration, and we are not an infantry company moonlighting as a battery.

We are recruiting NA and EU gun crews! We are seeking French-speakers to reenact a historically French-speaking guncrew.

  • Pelham's Battery is represented in the Artillery Update!
  • we are mature players working co-operatively towards a common goal.
  • We elect our Officers each Quarter.
  • New NCO's appointed quarterly.
  • Discord
  • Moderated War of Rights server access
  • Professional thread on the War of Rights forum.

History
Although J.E.B. Stuart’s Horse Artillery was mustered in Virginia, it consisted primarily of Alabamians (including Maj. John Pelham and Lt. William McGregor). In addition to Alabamians and Virginians, cannoneers also hailed from other states, including Maryland.

During the Maryland Campaign, Pelham's Battery was led by "Gallant" John Pelham, commander of Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart's Horse Artillery. The battery comprised two four-gun sections, including a pair of 12-lb. Napoleons, a pair of 12-lb. Blakelys, and four 3-in. Ordnance Rifles.

The battery served at Fox's Gap during the Battle of South Mountain and occupied four positions at the Battle of Sharpsburg, including Nicodemus Heights and Hauser's Ridge.


Why is one of your guns French-speaking?

Pelham referred to one of his 12-lb. Napoleon gun crews as his “Napoleon Detachment,” as it was made up entirely of French Creoles from Mobile, Alabama. One veteran remembered, “in the half lull between the boom of the cannon there floated above the noise a sound that seemed strange on that day of multitudinous terrors—the Napoleon Detachment singing the Marseillaise as they fought their gun.”
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