Brief History of Captain J.W. Phillips' Co.

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CAPTAIN J.W. PHILLIPS' TENNESSEE LIGHT ARTILLERY COMPANY
"JOHNSTON LIGHT ARTILLERY"
FORMERLY J. WESLEY ELDRIDGE'S, ELDRIDGE E. WRIGHT'S & JOHN W. MEBANE'S

On Oct. 15, 1861 this company was organized in Hardin County, TN with J. Wesley Eldridge as
Captain. Some men came from Wayne and Fayette Counties of TN. As a Light Artillery Company
this unit rode with divisions from South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
On Oct. 10, 1864 as part of Cobb's Artillery Battalion, they moved through Dalton, GA,
where the Federal block house was captured, across through Alabama and crossed the Tennessee
River on Nov. 13, 1864. They fought in nearly every major battle of the Civil War.

BRIEF HISTORY

Microcopy No. 268 Roll 96 of the Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers who served
in TN includes the following Company Muster Roll information:

12/31/1861 to 04/30/1862 dated 05/16/1862
Shows station of company in CORINTH MS.

07/1862 to 08/1862
Shows station of company in CHATTANOOGA, TN.

11/1862 to 12/1862
Shows station of company in TULLAHOMA, TN.

11/10/1862
REQUEST for FORAGE for 69 Horses, and 24 Mules in the service of CAPT. ELDRIDGE'S
COMPANY LIGHT ARTILLERY of C.S.Army for 5 days, commencing the 10th of November 1862, and
ending on the 15th of November 1862, at MURFREESBORO, TN. A total of 93 Animals, 465 Rations,
12 Pounds of Corn, 14 Pounds of Hay, 5580 Pounds of Corn.

01/1863 to 02/1863 dates 03/28/1863
Shows station of company in TULLAHOMA, TN includes: The
company was in the action before Murfreesboro Jan. 2, 1863. 14 men killed and wounded.
10 horses killed.

03/1863 to 04/1863
Shows station of company in WARTRACE, TN.

09/1863 to 10/1863
Shows station of company in NEAR CHATTANOOGA, TN.

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