Sunday, March 3, 2013

Chatham Artillery

A bit of War of 1812 in the Confederate Veteran, Volume 30:

The outbreak of the war of 1812 found the battery under the command of its seventh captain, Robert McKay.Volunteering for the war, the Chatham Artillery was mustered into the service of the United States.

Jim's Photo Of Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia

A detachment garrisoned Fort Jackson on the Savannah River and the remainder of the command assisted in the construction of earthworks for the protection of the city. The battery was mustered out of the Government service in January 1815.

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