"Gashed with honorable scars, low in glory's lap they lie, Though They Fell, They Fell Like Stars, Streaming Splendour through the sky."

elcome to the online home of the original Company B, 3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery, The Edenton Bell Battery. This site provides information from various sources. It is our hope that this site will serve as a great resource and educational tool to provide information about the brave men who served in Badham's Artillery.

The 3rd Battalion was one of four battalions and three regiments out of North Carolina that served the southern cause with artillery. The 3rd Battalion was made up of three companies, or batteries. Company A (North Hampton Artillery), Company C (North Carolina Artillery, and Company B (The Edenton Bell Battery). The Edenton Bell Battery was one of fifty-four batteries that served North Carolina during the War of Southern Independence. Formed up in eastern North Carolina, The Bell Battery has a unique history that historians still talk about today.

Each page of this site contains specific information about Company B, including; Officer Biographies, complete roster with service bio's, ordnance information, an abridged history of service, a battle timeline, pictures and much more!

Enjoy your visit and thank you for your interest in The Edenton Bell Battery.

Two Original Bell Battery Cannon in Edenton

Beautiful Historic Edenton is a great tourist town. Edenton is the hometown of Company B, 3rd Battalion and two of the original cannon are on display infront of the historic Barker House. Chowan Courthouse and St. Paul Episcopal Church, where two of the bells that were melted to make two of Company B's artillery pieces are also great tourist attractions. Edenton Historical Commission

The Jones Section (St. Paul & Edenton) of Company B 3rd Battalion North Carolina Light Artillery, "Edenton Bell Battery" in Edenton, NC.

Chowan County, Edenton, N.C. Confederate veterans reunion, June 3, 1908 or 1909. First row left to right - Josiah Harrell, A. Bateman, Andrew Briggs, William Dorsey Pruden, ___ Holloman, Andrew? J. Ward, W.D. Rea, ___ Potter; second row left to right - George A. Bowen, John Hollowell, Mrs. Louisa Badham (widow of William Badham), Abram T. Bush; third row left to right - John D. Par[r]ish, Joel White, J.M. Deanes, Martin Jones, Thomas Davis Warren, Jeremiah Jones, J.H. Kipps (Blacksburg, VA), William B. Shepard, P.H. Bell, W.T. West, Arthur Collins (Somerset, Washington County), ___ Cittison. Neg. 86-72. Original print owned by Rebecca Warren.
June 3, 1908 or 1909 Chowan County Confederate Veteran's Reunion. Captain William Badham's Widow pictured in the center.

Article written by John A. Miller about Private Alonzo L Berry, found on Emmitsburg.net
Bell Battery cited in in a Cape Fear Institue article written about the Battle of Forks Road, found on CFHI.net
Original Harper's Weekly artical reporting on the the battles of Goldsboro, Kinston and White Hall, found on Sonofthesouth.net

3rd Battallion NC Light Artillery Co. B Gravesite Locations

If you would like to contribute any pictures, resources or information about The Edenton Bell Battery, feel free to contact us! privatejoey@edentonbellbattery.org

*The webmaster would like to thank, apart from the reference materials, Peter Rascoe for additional information and the excellent photographs and to Chris Perry for the information regarding the gravesites.*

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