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1st Battery ("A") Light Artillery ("Hexamer's")

Organized at Hoboken, N.J., and mustered in August 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 20, 1861. Attached to Kearney's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to October. 1863. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, to March, 1864. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps. to July, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until. March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Advance from Alexandria to Bristoe Station April 7-11. Embarked for the Virginia Peninsula April 17. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 19-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Gaines' Mill June 27. Brackett's June 30. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Manassas August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Bull Run Bridge August 27. Chantilly September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Crampton's Pass, Md., September 14. Antietam September 16-17. Duty in Maryland until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Duty near Falmouth, Va., until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Battle of Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 2-4. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap October 5-24. Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Duty near Brandy Station, Va., until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania May 8-21. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. (Temporarily with 18th Army Corps.) Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. At City Point July 9-26. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge, Farmville, April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, and duty there until May 18. March to Richmond, thence to Washington, D.C., May 18-June 3. Corps Review June 8. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 15.

2nd Battery ("B") Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Olden, Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 3, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 22, 1861. Attached to Hamilton's Division, Defenses of Washington, to March, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps, to August, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Fair Oaks (or Seven Pines) May 31-June 1. Action at Fair Oaks Station June 21. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Oak Grove, Seven Pines, June 25. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Moved to Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defenses of that city until November. Operations on Orange and Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Near Falmouth, Va., November 28-December 11. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12--15. At Falmouth until April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. South Mountain, Md., July 12. Wapping Heights, Manassas Gap, Va., July 23. Near Warrenton, Va., until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At and near Stevensburg until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania May 8-12. Spotsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient ("Bloody Angle") May 12. Harris Farm (or Fredericksburg Road) May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of the James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Russell's Mills August 18. Ream's Station August 25. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Hatcher's Run March 29-31. Boydton Road, Fall of Petersburg, April 2. Sutherland Station April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6, Farmville April 6-7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

 

3rd Battery ("C") Light Artillery

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 11, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 25, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses of Washington, to May, 1864. Abercrombie's Command, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until May, 1864. Moved to Belle Plain, Va., May 11-12. Guard rebel prisoners until May 24. Moved to Port Royal, thence to White House Landing, York River, May 24-June 4. Repulse of attack at White House June 20. Charles City Court House June 22. Joined 2nd Army Corps at Petersburg June 29. Siege of Petersburg June 29, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. In lines before Petersburg at Fort Hell until October 1. At Battery 16 and Fort Alexander Hays until November 22. At Fort Haskell until January 31, 1865, and at Forts Sedgwick and Hascall until April 2. Actions at Fort Sedgwick September 30, 1864. Battery 16 October 3-12. Fort Hascall November 27 and March 29, 1865. Fort Sedgwick April 1-2. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 5-9. At Ford's Station April 7-14, and at Wilson's Station until April 20. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-May 2. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 19, 1865.

Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Enlisted men by disease. Total 12.

4th Battery ("D") Light Artillery

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 16, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 29, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. Unattached Artillery, 10th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Artillery Camp of Instruction, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until April, 1864. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Gloucester Point, Va., April 23-24. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Petersburg and Richmond Turnpike May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Operations at Bermuda Hundred May 16-30. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Garrison Battery, Marshall, Bermuda Hundred front, until August 16, 1864. Actions June 18 and 30, July 10 and 25, and August 7 and 14. Near Malvern Hill August 15-16. Fussell's Mills August 18. Before Petersburg September 16-27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Varina Road September 29. In trenches before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. (Battery detached from army for duty in New York during Presidential election of 1864 November 2-17.) Moved to near Petersburg April 14, 1865. At City Point until June, and at Richmond, Va., until June 17. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

5th Battery ("E") Light Artillery

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 8, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until April 22, 1864. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 22. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Va., May 5. Action at Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Clover Hill Station May 14. Operations about Bermuda Hundred May 16-June 15. Petersburg June 9. Bermuda Hundred front June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Deep Bottom July 27. Dutch Gap August 13. Before Petersburg September 2-10. Battle of Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Darbytown Road October 7. In trenches before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty at Petersburg, City Point and Richmond until June. Mustered out June 11, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

 

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

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