Merrin’s Battery


(from Dunbar Rowland’s “Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898”; company listing courtesy of H. Grady Howell’s “For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand’)


Raised in Tallahatchie & Yalobusha Counties, MS.

Capt. F.W. Merrin, formerly a 1st Lt. in the 14th Battalion Mississippi Light Artillery.

No mention of this unit in Rowland. Howell lists it among independent artillery batteries, but with no further information.

The Official Records of the War of Northern Aggression only mentions the unit once On October 11, 1864, the unit was reported as being at Opelika, Alabama, with 48 men present, 7 guns, in Gen. D.W. Adams’ command, in the Dept. of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana.

No further information available.