Hart’s Battery Reunion of Hampton’s Legion

Richmond, VA, July 1896.

Hart’s Battery group
Richmond for the United Confederate Veterans Reunion, July 1896.

1.  William J. Murdock

2.  Porter R. Pearson

3. J. S. Livingston

4. Dempsey S. Salley

5. Col. Louis Sherfesee

6. William Selving

7. H. J. Carney

8. F. M. Bamburg.

9. D. Paul Sojourner, gunner at Trevillian Station

10. William T. J. Phillips

[1846-1913]

11. Major James F. Hart [promoted captain November 1861, to major of artillery December 1864, wounded at Burgess Mills October 28, 1864 losing right leg.]

12. Johnson A. Walker, orderly sergeant

13. Henry Kennedy, teamster

14. Elijah Guess

15. Josiah Brabham (J. B.) Gilliam

16. Madison W. Felder

17. Moss Easterling

18. Dr. S. Tindal

The information below (as well as the picture) was forwarded to me by John Bigham through Dianne Gillam, a fellow Gillam family researcher.  Mr. Bigham was the Curator of Special Collections at the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.  A trip to the museum would be well-worth your time if you get into the flags, uniforms, etc. of South Carolina (especially the Confederate era).

Mr. Bigham also forwarded the photo of the Hart’s Battery Guidon, the flag shown in the photo.  The flag can be viewed in the Confederate Relic Room.

From Mr. Bigham’s e-mail:

Hart’s Battery group at Richmond for the United Confederate Veterans Reunion, July 1896.

Front Row, left to right: William J. Murdock, Porter R. Pearson, J. S. Livingston, Dempsey S. Salley, Col. Louis Sherfesee, William Selving, H. J. Carney, F. M. Bamburg.

Back row on porch: D. Paul Sojourner, gunner at Trevillian Station, William T. J. Phillips [1846-1913], Major James F. Hart [promoted captain November 1861, to major of artillery December 1864, wounded at Burgess Mills October 28, 1864 losing right leg.], Johnson A. Walker, orderly sergeant, Henry Kennedy, teamster, Elijah Guess, J. B. Gilliam, Madison W. Felder, Moss Easterling, and Dr. S. Tindal.

In the Hart’s group, J. B. Gilliam is 7th to the right standing slightly behind Elijah Guess who has a nice brush and is slightly bald.

Make plans in the future to visit the South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum.

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  1. Mary Lillian Bamberg Frick February 7, 2014 at 3:24 am - Reply

    Francis Marion Bamberg was my great,great grandfather. Is there any more information on him?

    • Matthew Locke March 25, 2018 at 10:22 pm - Reply

      Dear Mary
      I saw your post and maybe able to offer a little information about your ancestor.

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