This battery was recruited in Russell, Macon, and Tallapoosa, and was provided with tents, side-arms, camp equipage, &c., at the private expense of its first captain. It reached Virginia in June 1861, and remained at Manassas till March 1862. Thenceforth the record of Hardaway's battery was that of the immortal Army of Northern Virginia. Its guns roared at Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, the first Cold Harbor, White-oak Swamp, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown, Upperville, Port Royal, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Hanover Junction, the second Cold Harbor, Dutch Gap, Deep Bottom, Fussell's Mill, Fort Field, Fort Gilmer, Fort Harrison, Henrico Poorhouse, Darbytown Road, Appomattox, and in numerous other stubborn conflicts of lesser note. The long range and soft whir of its Whitworth bolts were the pride of the service. The losses of the battery were severe in a number of engagements, for it was ever active and bold in its movements.
Captains--Robert A. Hardaway of Macon; promoted. Wm. B. Hurt of Russell; wounded at Gettysburg; promoted. George Arch Ferrell of Russell.
Lieutenants--Wm. B. Hurt; promoted. John W. Tullis of Pike; wounded and captured at Gettysburg; detached. G. A. Ferrell; promoted. Jesse H. Crenshaw of Russell. John Andrew Jackson of Russell.