Levi's Light Artillery


The battery was organized on April 1, 1863 from disbanded troops of the Virginia State Line. When General Alfred Jackson cashiered Captain Levi in February 1864 1st Lt. Barr assumed command as Captain on March 22, 1864. the battery was separated from the Legion in June 1864, and remained behind at Saltville through the summer and fall. When James R Love and his detachment of the Legion returned to East Tennessee from the Valley of Virginia in December the battery was reported serving under Colonel Thomas as late as March 10, 1865.  The battery was nicknamed the " Louisiana Tigers".


Commanders

John T. Levi           Captain          Apr 1, 1863   to    Feb 1964

John W. Barr           Captain          Feb 1864      to    Apr 7, 1865


Field & Staff       Rank      Enlisted        From          Commission

John T. Levi        Captain   Apr 1, 1863     NA            Mar 22, 1864

John W. Barr        Captain   Apr 1, 1863     NA            Apr 1, 1863

John W. Barr        1st Lt.   Apr 1, 1863     NA            May 15, 1863

R. C. Searcey       2nd Lt.   Apr 1, 1863     NA            Aug 26, 1863

J. M. Ship          2nd Lt.   Apr 1, 1863     NA            May 15, 1863


Battery A - Barr's battery, 4 guns


Roster





Indian Battalion


Colonel William H. Thomas personally commanded Company C and D while the rest of Thomas' Legion was assigned elsewhere.   Twenty Cherokee Indians also served as Col. Thomas' personal bodyguard.  They were not part of Thomas' Legion.


Company A - Infantry - Indian Company       Roster

Assigned to Love's Regiment, 2nd Co. A, in 1865 transferred to Indian Battalion.  For a Roster see Love's Regiment, 2nd A Co.


Company B - Infantry - Indian Company       Roster

Assigned to Love's Regiment, Co. B, in 1865 transferred to Indian Battalion.  For a Roster see Love's Regiment, B Co.


Company C - Infantry - Indian Company (1863) This unit originally was an independent Company, commanded by Col. Thomas and not part of the Confederate Army.  It officially became part of Thomas' Legion in 1863.

Capt. Campbell Taylor

Number of Officers and men, 90 Indians, No roster has been found.


Company D - Infantry - Indian Company (1864)

Capt. Black Fox

Number of Officers and men, 30 Indians, No Roster has been found.


Thomas' Legion

State of North Carolina

Confederate States of

America

Levi's Light Artillery

And

Indian Battalion

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