Maxwell's Regular Light Battery
1st Georgia Regular Artillery, CSA
Read-Maxwell's Battery [also called 1st Georgia Regular Artillery] was formed in the summer of 1861 by the transfer of Company D (1st) of the 1st Georgia Regulars Infantry Regiment to the artillery. The unit served in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and saw action on the South Carolina and Georgia coast. During December, 1864, it fought at Savannah, then one section served in North Carolina with the Army of Tennessee and the other disbanded in South Carolina. The unit was commanded by Captains Jacob J. Read and J.A. Maxwell.