Union Regimental Histories

 

Delaware

 

1st Regiment Cavalry

Organized at Wilmington, Del., January 20, 1863. Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to June, 1863. Cavalry Reserve, Defences of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Cavalry Reserve, Defences of Baltimore, 8th Army Corps., to March, 1864. 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Wilmington, Del., until June, 1863, and in the Defences of Baltimore, Md. Engaged in provost duty at Baltimore City and in the surrounding country until June, 1864. Action at Westminster June 29, 1863. (Cos. "A" and "D" in District of Delaware to December, 1863. Cos. "D" and "E" in Delaware until March, 1864. Co. "E" at Havre de Grace April, 1864.) Regiment ordered to Join Army of the Potomac in the field May 15, 1864. Reported and assigned to 6th Army Corps June 5. Operations about Cold Harbor June 5-12. Before Petersburg June 17-July 10. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Ream's Station June 29. Assigned as guard to Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, in movement to Baltimore and Washington, D.C., July 10-12. Ordered to Baltimore July 14. (Co. "A" remained with Amy of the Potomac as guard to Reserve Artillery, 6th Army Corps, until September, 1864, when relieved and ordered to rejoin Regiment in Middle Department.) Duty on line of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Picket and outpost duty and guarding fords of the Potomac from Georgetown to Point of Rocks until November, 1864. (In Delaware during election of 1864.) Duty on Upper Potomac and on line of the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. until June, 1865. Operations in Montgomery County October 7-11, 1864. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 2 Officers and 47 Enlisted men by disease. Total 51.

Milligan's Independent Cavalry Company

Organized at Wilmington, Del., for 30 days' service July 15, 1864. Assigned to 3rd Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept. Patrol duty from Middleburg to Hanover July 14-18. In Defences of Baltimore until July 30. Moved to Middleburg, and patrol duty about Middleburg, Liberty, Hanover and Westminster until August 10. Ordered to Wilmington, Del., August 10, and mustered out August 15, 1864.

Ahl's Heavy Artillery Company

Organized at Fort Delaware July 27, 1863, and garrison duty at Fort Delaware during entire service. Mustered out July 25, 1865.

Nield's Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Wilmington, Del., August 30, 1862. Ordered to Washington, D.C., September, 1862. Attached to Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863. Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863. Unattached Artillery, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1863. Dept. of the East to October, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to February, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. Unassigned Artillery, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to December, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., until April, 1863. Ordered to Norfolk, Va., April 18. Siege of Norfolk April 21-May 4. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 23-July 8. Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 8, and duty in the defences of that city until August. At New York City, Dept. of the East, until September 12, and at Light Artillery Camp of Instruction, Defences of Washington, until February, 1864. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf, and at New Orleans, La., until March 2. Ordered to Franklin March 2. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La., March 15-26. Battles of Sabine Cross Roads April 8 and Pleasant Hill April 9 (Reserve). At Grand Ecore April 10-22. Cane River Crossing April 23. At Alexandria April 26-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. At Morganza until October 16. Ordered to mouth of White River and duty there and at Morganza until December. Ordered to Arkansas December 11. Duty at mouth of White River and at Little Rock, Ark., until June, 1865. Mustered out June 23, and discharged from service July 5, 1865.

Battery lost 6 by disease during service.

 

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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