Hardaway's (Hurt's) Battery

Alabama Light Artillery

Descendants Association

Soldier's Notes


Private George Dixon Davis died in 1862 of disease.

Private Arthur N. Davis lost his right arm at Bristoe Station, but survived the wounding and amputation.

Privates John Walker Johnston, Stephen Johnston and William A. Johnston were at Appomattox for Lee's surrender and thereafter returned home to Alabama. James Walker Johnson, the oldest brother, last appears on the February 1865 muster roll of the battery and does not appear at Appomattox or anywhere after that date.

Private Henry B. McLane from Tallapoosa County, Alabama died 27 Mar 1862 at Chimborarzo Hospital in Richmond, Virginia and is buried at Oakwood Cemetery. His son, Private William W. McLain, died 5 February 1863.

Private John T. Ragsdale enlisted on 1 June 1861, was captured at Amelia Court House on 5 April 1865, sent to Point Lookout, Maryland, and released on 17 June 1865.

Private Levi Brantley Hall enlisted on 20 August 1862 in Jefferson County, Alabama. He served continuously with the battery until the unit surrendered with General Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia.


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