Here’s a clipping from the front page of the New Orleans Daily Picayune of 29 October 1862. The complete edition is online from

It’s a source of some casualty lists for units at Sharpsburg including the Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Listed among the wounded of the 3rd Company (battery) was Corporal P.W. Pettis. A 21 year old clerk in New Orleans, Peyton Watts Pettis enlisted as a Private in May 1861, returned to duty after Sharpsburg, and was a Sergeant at the end of the war.

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