Captain Ed Baxter & His Tennessee Artillerymen, C.S.A.
by Dennis Lampley
2007 Edition: Perfect Bound;6 x 9 inches;396 pages
Captain Ed Baxter and His Tennessee Artillerymen, CSA is the first
complete unit history ever written on Baxter's Company Tennessee
Light Artillery 2nd Organization. This book retraces the footsteps of
these Confederate soldiers in the Civil War starting with their
recruitment in Middle Tennessee in the fall of 1862. The long marches,
drudgery of camp life and their role in some of the bloodiest battles of
the war are detailed in the book. The book includes the struggles their
families faced at home while they were defending the Southland and
details their capture and parole in Macon, Georgia at the end of the
war. The book contains the complete service and pension records of all
the soldiers who served in the company as well as photograph and
About the Author
Dennis Joe Lampley was born October 10, 1951 in Nashville, TN. At age 4 his family moved back to the family
farm in the Liberty Hill Community of the 1st District of Williamson County. The land had been pioneered by his
great-great-great grandfather in 1811. He and wife Irene, a member of the Tidwell family who were also
pioneers of the area, continue to reside on the home place as the sixth generation on the same land.
Lampley graduated from Fairview High School and received his B.S. Degree in Agriculture from the University
of Tennessee at Knoxville. After working in the dairy industry for several years, he now works for the Tennessee
Department of Environment and Conservation.
Over the years, Lampley has been active in several agricultural, environmental and historical organizations.