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More recruits are received by the Lookout Artillery in late June and early July.  They include Thomas Hawkins, who transfers from Capt. Brittan’s Company; and J. Sweeny who deserts 5 days later.  Thomas Burgins and Barney Dennison enlist, apparently forgetting their previous commitment to Capt. Harvey; they are quickly returned to Capt. Harvey.  Henry Jackson adds his name to the ranks, while Rayford E. Autry and Rapley Garret transfer from Co. H, 26th Tennessee Regiment.  The families of Autry and Garrett are neighbors at Pond Springs in Walker County, Georgia.  James H. Penland also joins, likely an older brother of Lorenzo.  

Captain Barry Recalls: “General Bragg went to Chattanooga and took command, then began his campaign into Kentucky.  Which started from Knoxville, Tenn.  The railroads being so pressed in carrying the infantry, the batteries were ordered to go by land.  The Lookout Battery was ordered to Knoxville to join the advance Confederate forces, commanded by General Cleburne, who led the advancing Confederate army into Kentucky.  The battery was then in command of Lieutenant Watkins, leaving me sick in Chattanooga.”  

July 3  – The Battery has arrived in Knoxville, and are outfitted with uniforms, consisting of:  80 coats @ $6/ea = $480 and 80 prs pants @ $6/ea = $480.

Throughout July, James Fuell; Joel (Joseph) West; James M. Gray; George M. Gerheart; Milo Scott; George Preston “Press” Parker; Wade Bookout; James P. Traynor; Henderson “Henry” Tinker; Ezekial “Zeke” Hannah (pronounced “Hanner”); William J. Maples; Joel Alexander Booth; William C. Boothe; Isaac T. Roe,; and Levi Steele (older brother of Isaac Steele) add their names to the Battery’s roster.   The Boothes, Roe, and Gray are from Jackson County, Alabama.  Arthur P. Watkins provides a substitute:  James Henry Edmondson. 

July & August see three (3) of the Alabamians are on leave of absence:  Mike Maunz; George Bird; and Isaac Roe.  Maunz and Roe both have 15-year old sons who later join the Battery.  On 31 August  George Frederick “Fritz” Maunz, age 15, enlists at Knoxville on the last day of his father’s leave of absence.  Assumption is that Michael’s leave of absence was for the purpose of retrieving his errant son.  According to family history, Michael forbade his son to enlist at the age of 14.  So the boy waited until his father enlisted and mustered into service, then Fritz enlisted in the Confederate Army by lying about his age.

Arrested:  While stationed at Knoxville, Sgt. James W. Howard is arrested for drunkenness and drawing a sword on an officer; he is confined to jail at Knoxville .

Journey by land for Lieutenant Watkins’ travel to Knoxville is not easy, as evidenced by the following service requisitions: 4 August Amount  paid out for Blacksmith work and repairing Battery on a march from Chattanooga to Knoxville $8.75…” Rec’d Knoxville Aug 11 1862 of James Glover May & Assistant…”  This delay may have contributed to the Battery’s late arrival in Knoxville, which caused General Cleburne to leave with a replacement battery.

1862 Sept 12 Chattanooga Daily Rebel, Page 2, Advertisements:  Artillery Recruits  Will be received.  My company is now on the Ky. R.R. near Knoxville, and will remain at this point for a few days – and if any of my friends wish to join my Company I would be glad to receive them while at this point.  My battery is well equipped and ready for action.  R.S. BARRY; Capt. Lookout Artillery.  Camp Lookout Artillery, Knoxville, Aug. 24, 1862.   

Conscription age is raised to 45 in September.  Recruiting continues in Chattanooga and Knoxville, with September recruits being:   Dempsy Combs; W.W. Anderson; David Campbell; William Williams , Henry Wallace; John Eblin; James J. Rearden; A.W. King; Alexander C. Leaman; Sam C. Todd; James L.M. Erwin; John Foster; James S. Massey; Mordecai Cornell; Marcelino Guerra (a native of Central America); and Fielding Wells Gray.  Gray enlist at Chattanooga; Fielding Wells Gray.  Gray is a brother-in-law to Lt. Springfield, their wives being sisters.  P.H. Watkins furnished a substitute named Mike Riley.  And George A. Cook joins his father and brother as a member of the Battery.

 October 1862  Sgt. Howard  remains under arrest for drunkenness and  drawing a sword on an officer.  James Rearden is also under arrest.

New recruits  include George W. Brown and William C. Brown, who enlist at enlist at Knoxville.  Edwin F. Day enlists and remains in Chattanooga “on detached service” for several months;  Holder (possibly Holden) Maxwell enlists at Knoxville  John Henegar Parker enlists.  William Bell enlists at Knoxville; deserts Nov. 10; George W. Erwin enlists at Knoxville; G B Foster enlists @ Knoxville, given leave of absence, deserts Nov 10; Thomas R. Harris enlists at Knoxville; Thomas Moreland enlists; Samuel T. Wood enlists at Chattanooga.  William Walker Anderson enlists, but remains at home on an extended leave of absence.

October 4, several former members of Co C, 26 TN, leave the battery, discharged due to “expiration of service” including Baber, Brannon, Brock, Joshua Duncan, S. Farmer; Wm Hargreaves; WL Harris.  They are quickly replaced by Wiley Fortner, who according to his descendants, was plowing a field when he heard that Federal troops were marching into Tennessee.  He unhitched his horse or mule and rode into town to enlist, leaving the plow in the field.  James A. L. Harrell and Albert Hackett from Georgia also enlist at Knoxville.  Hackett is an attorney and brother-in-law of Capt. Barry.  Hackett was in previous service with the Georgia Infantry.  Posey Roberts, James M. Kerr, Sidney F. Powell, and Gus Jarnagin join the Battery in Knoxville. Gus is the son the Senator Spencer Jarnagin. J. L. Swan enlists – is on Leave of Absence then discharged by furnishing substitute; Robert J. Woodly enlists as substitute for JL Swan.  George D. “Dug” Ball enlists at Knoxville as substitute for Isaac Julian; Albert M. Slover transferred from Camp of Instruction; A. Wright and James M. Slover, and William Kerr (brother of James M. Kerr) volunteer.

4 October Supply Requisition received at Knoxville:  ( 4 )  6-pdr Spherical Case fixed;  (8)  6-pdr Solid Shot fixed; (7) 12-pdr Spherical case shot fixed; (5) 12 pndr solid shot fixed; and  (12)  1-P**rs  charge.

11 October  Sgt James W. Howard, who has been jailed for drunkenness & drawing sword on officer, “broke jail and escaped.” 

Captain Barry: “The Lookout Battery was then ordered to Cumberland Gap, and while on its way received orders to return to Knoxville, and there received orders to report for duty at Mobile.”  

19 October [Milo Scott Diary] 10 A.M. Preparing to march, I am to be left behind sick, now here on the old camp ground guarding the store baggage.  10 minutes after 10 a.m. order countermanded and tents struck. [Diary of Milo Scott]

24 October Inv Ord and Stores turned in by Capt. RL Barry Lookout Artillery to Capt. Reynolds Ordnance Office:  (1) 12-pnd Iron Gun Carriage; 1 Limber Carriage; (2)  6-pd Iron gun & carriage;  (2)  Limber carriages; (1) 12-pd Howitzer & carriage;  1 Limber carriage; (73) 12-Pndr  solid shot fixed; and (44) 12-Pnd Shot fixed;.

Winter arrived early in Knoxville, with the weather “cold and snowing” on October 26.  While the Battery was preparing for its departure to Mobile, some of the men returned to their homes on furlough.   Bell, Foster, and Rearden opted not to continue with the Battery to Mobile and deserted. Before leaving Knoxville, John Burch Cook marries Magdalena Barbara Maunz on November 6.  Cook, along with his father* and brother, are at this time members of the Battery.  Magdalena (Maggie) was born in Germany and immigrated with her parents while an infant.  Her father and brother are also members of the Battery.  All are residents of Jackson County, Alabama.        *According to Cook family history, John Washington Cook (also shown as John M. Cook) did not intend to personally enlist in the Battery.  He intended to stand in as substitute for one of his sons (either George A. Cook or John Burch Cook) who was recently married, giving the newlyweds time together.

DIED:  November 9, 1862:   Thomas J. Ford  A Corporal of R.L Barry’s company of Artillery.  Born in Hamilton County, Tenn aged 3X years, 5 ft 11 inches.  Light complexion, gray eyes, dark hair and by occupation a printer, was enlisted by R.L. Watkins at Chattanooga on the 25th day of April 1862 to serve three years and died of Pneumonia at Knoxville Tenn on the 9 day of Nov 1862.  The said Thos. J. Ford was last paid by Maj A. E. Jackson to include the 31 day of Aug 1862 and has pay due from that date to the date of his death.  There is due him 2- 9/30 mo …… $29.82.  He has drawn commutation for 1st 6 months.  He is indebted to the confederate States Eleven dollars 25/100 on account of clothing drawn.  Bal. due him = $18.67.  Given in duplicate at Pollards, Ala this the 26 day of Nov 1862.  [signed] RL Barry Captain Commanding Looking Artillery [from NARA service records of Thomas J. Ford]