Image: Lt. Andrew Douglas Ramsay, Co. I, 1st U. S. Artillery

7 06 2021
Lt. Andrew Douglas Ramsay, Co. I, 1st U. S. Artillery. Contributed by Joseph Maghe

Andrew Douglas Ramsay at FindAGrave


Actions

Information

2 responses

20 06 2021
Joe Maghe

Andrew Douglas Ramsay entered service from the District of Columbia, and entered the Regular Army as a 2nd Lieutenant 1st U.S. Artillery on 7 June, 1855; 1st Lt. 25 February, 1861. and he was killed in action in the first battle of the war, 1st Bull Run on 21 July, 1861. He was second in command of Rickett’s Battery. This unit was placed on Henry Hill which became the epicenter of the battle. He was one of the first artillery officers to die in the Civil War. He was killed by a Confederate sniper while trying to reorganize the battery during a counter-attack.

Liked by 1 person

20 06 2021

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s




%d bloggers like this: