(from Dunbar Rowlands "Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898"; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howells "For Dixie Land, Ill Take My Stand)
Capt. Edward P. Byrne.
No information is available on this battery in Rowland, except that it served in the Western Theatre.
However, the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion (obviously named by a Northerner!) relate the following. Byrnes Battery served at Shiloh and Murfreesboro. It was at one time in the Second Brigade, Morgans Division, Wheelers Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee. The Official Records attest to the bravery and good service of both the battery and its commander, Capt. Byrne. The battery participated in Morgans Kentucky Raid, during which, it was charged in a courmartial, that Capt. Edward P. Byrne participated in a bank robbery. Byrne was, at that time, Morgans Chief of Artillery. The results of that courtmarial are not reported in the Official Records. The battery was sometimes known as the Kentucky Battery and sometimes as the Mississippi Battery.
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