Charlotte Artillery

1st Regiment North Carolina Artillery

Company C, 10th NCT

Descendants Association

Participated in the Breakthrough Battle at Petersburg on April 2, 1865

Fought on or near the present day grounds of Pamplin Historical Park


The battery was organized at Charlotte, North Carolina on May 16, 1861 with the following commissioned officers: Thomas H. Brem, Captain; S. J. Lowry and W. P. Lewis, First Lieutenants; Joseph Graham and A. B. Williams, Second Lieutenants. Captain Brem was one of the most patriotic men of the State. At the beginning of the organization of the battery, the Confederate Government was short of funds for equipping troops, but this circumstance did not deter Captain Brem in the least. He advanced the money to fully equip the battery, besides uniforming and feeding the men and purchasing eighty head of horses. This outlay was afterwards refunded to him, but in a depreciated currency. The battery at its organization numbered about one hundred and ten men rank and file. The men were enlisted in the neighborhood of Charlotte and the upper portion of South Carolina. The material was excellent and the devotion of the men to the cause was fully sustained by their four years of hard service.

The splendid record of this battery was made on the battlefields of Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina. Wherever the Army of Northern Virginia marched and fought, this battery was found sharing its privations, partaking of and aiding in its ever glorious achievements, and adding to the never-fading lustre won on all those memorable fields of glory by the soldiers of North Carolina. From their first engagement at New Bern to the final surrender of Lee at Appomattox, the guns of this battery were heard, and when the last of them was surrendered, officers and men could point with pride to a record second to none made by the artillerists of the Confederacy.



Soldier's Notes



Company C, Light Battery

by Captain A. B. Williams



Charlotte Artillery

Descendants Roll Call



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Not For Fame Or Reward
Not For Place Or For Rank
Not Lured By Ambition
Or Goaded By Necessity
But In Simple
Obedience To Duty
As They Understood It
These Men Suffered All - Sacrificed All
Dared all - And Died

Inscription written by Dr. Randolph Harrison McKim and carved

on the north side of the Confederate Memorial (sculpted by Moses Ezekiel)

at Arlington National Cemetery


Important Links

North Carolina

Sons of Confederate Veterans

Reactivated Company C, 10th NCST,

Charlotte Artillery


Pamplin Historical Park & National

Museum of the Civil War Soldier


Ordering Service & Pension Records

National Archives

Two Brothers: One North, One South

by David H. Jones


The Final Battles of the Petersburg

Campaign by A. Wilson Greene


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