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Re: [Civil War] Columbia Flying Artillery

Don't know of any publications, but here is some information on the unit gathered from various sources.

Also known as: Columbia Flying Artillery
Affiliation: 23d SC Militia Infantry, 5th Brigade, 3d Division, SC Militia
District: Richland
Organization: Organized 21 December 1854.
Officers (1861): Allen Jones Green, Jr. (Captain); John L. Waties (First Lieutenant); John Alexander (Second Lieutenant); Charles Carroll (Third Lieutenant); William K. Bachman (Fourth Lieutenant)
Assignments: Charleston Harbor (Jan–Apr 1861)
Battles: Fort Sumter, SC (12–14 April 1861)
Remarks: This battery entered state service at Fort Moultrie, Sullivan’s Island, SC, on 2 January 1861, and was attached to the 1st SC Militia Artillery. It was transferred to the Star of the West Battery, Morris Island, on 22 February 1861, where it served during the bombardment of Fort Sumter in April 1861, as part of a provisional battalion commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Wilmot Gibbes DeSaussure. It was relieved from duty on 25 April 1861. Following reorganization, it entered Confederate service as Co. B, 3d (Palmetto) Battalion SC Light Artillery, and served in the defenses of Charleston until withdrawn to NC in Feb 1865. It was included in the surrender at Durham Station, NC, on 26 Apr 1865.

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