Union Regimental Histories

 

Rhode Island

 

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized at Providence as 3rd Infantry August, 1861, but reorganized at Hilton Head, S.C., as Heavy Artillery December 19, 1861. (See Batteries.)

Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 39 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 90 Enlisted men by disease. Total 135.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "A"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. U.S. Forces Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to September, 1862. U.S. Forces Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to January, 1863. District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Corps, to November, 1863. Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to December, 1863. Folly Island. S.C., 10th Corps, to January, 1864. District of Hilton Head, S. C, 10th Corps, to April, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. South, to October, 1864. District of Beaufort, S.C., 2nd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to November, 1864. Artillery Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to January, 1865. District of Beaufort, 2nd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, and Dept. of South Carolina, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until January, 1863. Action at Whitmarsh and Wilmington Islands April 16, 1862. At Beaufort, S.C., until November, 1863. Moved to Morris Island, S.C., November 14-16, and operations against Charleston, S.C., from Morris and Folly Islands, until December, 1863. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., and duty there until April, 1864. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., and duty there until October, 1864. Expedition from Jacksonville to Finnegan's Camp May 25. Cedar Creek May 25. Expedition from Jacksonville to Camp Milton May 31-June 3. Expedition to Baldwin July 23-28. South Fork Black Creek July 24. Near Whitesides July 27. Raid on Florida Railroad August 15-19. Engagement at Gainesville August 17. Moved to Beaufort, S.C., October, and duty there until November 29. Expedition to Boyd's Neck November 29-30. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad December 6-9. Deveaux Neck December 6 and December 27. Duty at Beaufort, S.C., until May, 1865, and in Dept. of the South until August, 1865. Mustered out August 27, 1865.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "B"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. U.S. Forces, Hilton Head, S. C., Dept. South to September, 1862. U.S. Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. South, to March, 1864. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to October, 1864. Morris Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. South, 1st Separate Brigade to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until February 1862. Operations against Fort Pulaski, Ga., February 21-April 10. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 9-10. At Hilton Head until May 23. Moved to Edisto Island, S. C, May 23. Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-28. Action on James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Moved to Hilton Head S.C., June 28-July 1, and duty there until July, 1863. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston until March, 1864. Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until October 1864. Operations against Charleston from Morris Island, S.C., until February, 1865. Duty at Sullivan's Island, S.C., and in the Dept. of South Carolina until August. Mustered out August 27, 1865.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "C"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. U.S. Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to September, 1862. U.S. Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to January, 1863. District of Beaufort, S. C, 10th Corps, to June, 1863. St. Helena Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to July, 1863. U.S. Forces, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to October, 1863. Artillery, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to December, 1863. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, to February, 1864. Artillery, District of Florida, Dept. South, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. Unattached Artillery, 10th Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Artillery 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Action at Port Royal Ferry, S.C., December 29, 1861. Venus Point February 15, 1862. Moved to Edisto Island, S.C., April 5. Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-28. Action James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., June 28-July 1, and duty there until October. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23. Action at Caston and Frampton's Plantation, near Pocotaligo, October 22. Coosawhatchie October 22. At Hilton Head, S.C., until January, 1863, and at Beaufort, S.C., until June, 1863. Broad River April 8. Port Royal Ferry April 9. Combahee River June 1. Combahee Ferry June 2. Expedition to Darien June 5-24. Moved to St. Helena Island, S.C., thence to Folly Island, S.C., July 4-5. Attack on Morris Island, S.C., July 10. Operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S. C., until December. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Moved to Hilton Head, S. C., and duty there until February, 1864. Expedition to Jacksonville, Fla., February 5-7, and to Lake City February 7-22. Battle of Olustee February 20. Occupation of Palatka March 10. Duty at Jacksonville until April 30. Moved to Yorktown, Va., April 30. Butler's operations on south side of James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 5-June 15. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. On Bermuda Hundred front May 17-June 15. Appomattox River May 28-31 and June 5. Before Petersburg June 15-19. Siege of Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration on north side of the James August 13-20, 1864. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Laurel Hill August 17. Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Darbytown and New Market Roads October 7. Fort Burnham December 10 and January 24, 1865. Fall of Petersburg and Richmond April 2-3. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until June. Mustered out June 9, 1865.

 

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "D"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps, to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division. Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to September, 1862. District Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. South, to April, 1863. U.S. Forces, Folly Island, S. C, 10th Corps. Dept. South, to July, 1863. U. S. Forces, Morris Island, S. C, 10th Corps, Dept. South, to March, 1864. Fort Pulaski, Ga., District Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to October, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until April, 1863. Expedition to Stono Inlet April 2-11, 1862. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., April, 1863, and duty there until July, 1863. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 11 and 18. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, and against Charleston until March, 1864. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1863. Moved to Fort Pulaski, Ga., March 18, 1864, and garrison duty there until September. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864. A new Battery "D" consolidated Battalion, organized by transfers March 10, 1865. Attached to 1st Separate Brigade, Morris Island, S. C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, and duty on Morris Island, and in the Dept. of the South, until August. Mustered out August 27, 1865.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "E"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September. 1862. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to November, 1863. Morris Island, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. Morris Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until May, 1862. Whitmarsh and Wilmington Islands April 16. Moved to Edisto Island, S.C., May 23. Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-28. Action on James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., June 28-July 1, and duty there until November, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23, 1862. Actions at Caston's and Frampton's Plantations near Pocotaligo and Coosawhatchie River October 22, 1862. Ordered to Morris Island, S.C., November, 1863, and duty there operating against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., until September, 1864. Actions on James Island, S.C., July 1-2, and Fort Johnson July 3. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "F"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to December, 1863. Tybee Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to March, 1864. Morris Island, S. C, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until February, 1862. Operations against Fort Pulaski, Ga., February 21-April 10. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 9-10. Moved to Hilton Head, thence to Edisto Island, S.C., May 23. Operations on James Island, S. C., June 1-28. Action on James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., June 28-July 1, and duty there until December, 1863. Moved to Tybee Island, S.C., December, 1863, and duty there until March, 1864. Moved to Morris Island, S.C., March 18, and duty there operating against Fort Sumter and Charleston until September. Actions on James Island July 1-2, and at Fort Johnson July 3. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "G"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to May, 1862. Garrison Fort Pulaski, Ga., to September, 1862. Fort Pulaski, Ga., District Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. Tybee Island, District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until May, 1862. Assigned to duty at Fort Pulaski, Ga., as garrison, May, 1862, to March, 1864. Near Bluffton August 29, 1862. Affair on Skull Creek September 24, 1862. Reconnaissance on May and Savannah Rivers September 30-October 3, 1862. Affair Kirk's Bluff October 18. Expedition to Pocotaligo October 21-22, 1862. Actions at Caston and Frampton's Plantations and Coosawhatchie River October 22. Moved to Tybee Island March 18, 1864, and duty there until September. Moved to Hilton Head, thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "H"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to April, 1864. Morris Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--At Hilton Head, S.C., until February, 1862. Operations against Fort Pulaski, Ga., February 21-April 10. Bombardment and capture of Fort Pulaski April 9-10. Escort captured garrison to Hilton Head, and duty there until May. Moved to Edisto Island May 23. Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-28. Action James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., June 28-July 1, and duty there until July, 1863. Moved to Folly Island, S.C. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston from Morris and Folly Islands until September, 1864. Actions on James Island July 1-2, and at Fort Johnson July 3. Moved to Hilton Head, thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "I"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to September, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. U.S. Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to July, 1863. Morris Island, 10th Corps, to April, 1864. Morris Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--At Hilton Head until December, 1861. Garrison Fort Drayton, Otter Island, S.C., until May, 1862. Duty at Hilton Head until April, 1863. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., and duty there until July, 1863. Attack on Morris Island, S.C., July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, July 11 and 18. Siege of Fort Wagner July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, September 7. Siege operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., from Morris and Folly Islands until September, 1864. Actions on James Island July 1-2, and at Fort Johnson July 3. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "K"

Attached to Sherman's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to December, 1863. Fort Pulaski, Ga., District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until May, 1862. Moved to Edisto Island, S.C., May 23. Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-30. Action on James Island June 10. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., June 28-July 1, and duty there until December, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23, 1862. Actions at Caston's and Frampton's Plantations and Coosawhatchie October 22. Moved to Fort Pulaski, Ga., December 5, 1863, and duty there until September, 1864. Moved to Hilton Head, thence to New York and Providence September 26-30. Mustered out October 4, 1864.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "L"

Organized at Providence March 17, 1862. Joined Regiment at Hilton Head, S.C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S. C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to December, 1863. Fort Pulaski, Ga., District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1864. Morris Island, S.C., 1st Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until December, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., October 21-23, 1862. Actions at Gaston's and Frampton's Plantations and at Coosawhatchie October 22. Moved to Fort Pulaski, Ga., December 5, 1863, and duty there until September, 1864. Moved to Morris Island, S.C., and siege operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston until March, 1865. Transferred to other Companies March 10, 1865.

3rd Regiment Heavy Artillery, Battery "M"

Organized at Providence March, 1862, and joined Regiment at Hilton Head, S.C. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. South, to September, 1862. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to July, 1863. Folly Island, S. C,, 10th Corps, July, 1863. Morris Island, S.C., 10th Corps, to April, 1864. Morris Island, S.C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until July, 1863. Expedition to Pocotaligo, S.C., October 21-23, 1862. Actions at Caston's and Frampton's Plantations and Coosawhatchie October 22. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., July, 1863. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 11 and 18. Siege of Fort Wagner July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7. Siege operations against Fort Sumter and Charleston until March, 1865. Actions on James Island, S.C., July 1-2, 1864, and at Fort Johnson July 3, 1864. Consolidated with other Companies of Battalion then organized March 10, 1865.

5th Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized at New Berne, N. C., from 5th Rhode Island Infantry. May 27, 1863. Attached to Defenses of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1865. Sub-District of New Berne, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Served as garrison in Forts and Defenses of New Berne, Washington and Roanoke Island, N. C., by Detachments. At Forts Totten, Gaston, Chase, Spinola, Hatteras, Clarke, Foster, Parke, Reno and Washington. Operations about New Berne against Whiting January 18-February 10, 1864. Operations about New Berne and in Albemarle Sound May 4-6. Skirmish, south side of Trent River, May 5, 1864. Mustered out June 26, 1865. (See 5th Infantry.)

14th Regiment Heavy Artillery (African Descent).

Organized at Providence August 28, 1863, to January 25, 1864. 1st Battalion moved to New Orleans. La., December 19-30, 1863, thence to Pass Cavallo, Texas, December 31, 1863-January 8, 1864. Served unattached, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1864 (1st Battalion). Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1865. Designation of Regiment changed to 8th U. S. Colored Heavy Artillery April 4, 1864, and to 11th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery May 21, 1864.

SERVICE.--1st Battalion assigned to garrison duty at Fort Esperanza. Matagorda Island, Texas, until May 19, 1864. Moved to Camp Parapet, New Orleans, La., May 19-23; Joined 3rd Battalion and duty there until July, 1864. Ordered to Port Hudson, La., and garrison duty there until April, 1865. Duty at Brashear City and New Orleans until October, 1865. 2nd Battalion moved to New Orleans January 8-February 3, 1864. Duty in the Defenses of New Orleans at English Turn and at Plaquemine until October, 1865. Expedition from Brashear City to Ratliff's Plantation May 14-16, 1865 (Detachment). Action at Indian Village, Plaquemine, August 6, 1864. 3rd Battalion moved to New Orleans April 3-15, and duty at Camp Parapet until October, 1865. Mustered out at New Orleans October 2, 1865.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "A"

Organized at Providence and mustered in June 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., June 19. Attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Dept. of the Shenandoah to October, 1861. Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Moved to Sandy Hook, Md., July 28. Duty there and at Berlin and Darnestown until September. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 16. Action at Bolivar Heights October 16. At Muddy Branch and Poolesville, Md., until March, 1862. Moved to Washington, thence to Hampton, Va., March 22-April 1. Virginia Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-28. March to Fairfax C. H. August 28-31. Cover retreat of Pope's Army from Bull Run to Washington August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September. Battles of South Mountain, Md., September 14, and Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there until October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Action at Charlestown October 16. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15. Duty at Falmouth until April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Auburn Heights October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Shallow Creek May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Non-Veterans mustered out June 18, 1864. Siege of Petersburg June 16-September 30. Jerusalem Plank Road June 21-23. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Transferred to Battery "B," 1st Rhode Island Artillery, September 30, 1864.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Enlisted men by disease. Total 18.

 

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "B"

Organized at Providence and mustered in August 18, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 23. Attached to Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Artillery, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Stone and along Upper Potomac until February, 1862. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21. March to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 25-26, 1862, and duty there until March 7. Moved to Charlestown, thence to Berryville March 7-10. Advance toward Winchester March 13-14. Return to Harper's Ferry, thence moved to Washington. D.C., and Hampton, Va., March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Fairfax C. H. August 16-31. Cover retreat of Pope's Army from Bull Run to Washington August 31-September 2. Maryland Campaign September. Battles of South Mountain September 14, and Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there until October 30. Reconnaissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15. Duty at Falmouth until April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. 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 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg, Va., until May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. 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. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Dabney's Mills February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 2-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 13, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "C"

Organized at Providence and mustered in August 25, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 31. Attached to Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May. 1863. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864, and Army Shenandoah to November, 1864. Camp Barry, 22nd Corps, Dept. Washington, to December, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Sprague, Defenses of Washington, until October, 1861, and at Hall's and Munson's Hills until March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 16-23. Action at Howard's Bridge April 4. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Hanover C. H. May 27. Operations about Hanover C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Turkey Bridge and Malvern Cliff June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Shepherdstown September 19. At Sharpsburg until October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth, Va., until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Operations at Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. At Warrenton, Va., until September 15. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Brandy Station until May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12: Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21; North Anna River May 23-26. 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-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., June 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to November. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Winchester and Kernstown until November, and at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, until December. Consolidated with Battery "G," 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, December 23, 1864.

Battery lost during service 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 8 Enlisted men by disease. Total 27.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "D"

Organized at Providence and mustered in September 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 14. Attached to McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. Unassigned, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. Artillery Reserve, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to October, 1863. Artillery. 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to August, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to March, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Army Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Upton's Hill, Va., Defenses of Washington, until March 9, 1862. March to Fairfax C. H. March 9-16, thence to Bristoe March 29, thence to Falmouth. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg until June. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Pursuit of Jackson June 2-11. Reconnaissance to Orange C. H. July 24-27. Expedition to Virginia Central Railroad August 5-8. Action at Thornburg's Mill or Massaponax Church August 5-6. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Gainesville August 28; Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1; Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until February 19. Moved to Newport News February 19, thence to Covington, Ky., March 19-29, and to Lexington, Ky. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., May 8, and to Cincinnati, Ohio, July 12. To Camp Nelson August 15. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March over Cumberland Mountains to Loudon, Tenn., August 16-September 4. March to Blue Springs October 7-10. Action at Blue Springs October 10. March to Knoxville, Tenn., October 13-17, thence to Loudon October 20-22, and to Lenoir Station October 28. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Pursuit to Rutledge December 5-14. Operations in East Tennessee until March 20, 1864. Veterans on furlough February and March. Movement to Washington, D.C., March 20-April 7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Garrison duty at Fort Lincoln, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Strasburg September 21. Fister's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley to July, 1865. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "E"

Organized at Providence September 23, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 4. Attached to Heintzelman's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to April, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Sprague until November 5, 1861, and at Fort Lyon, near Alexandria, Va., Defenses of Washington, until April, 1862. Virginia Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Warwick Road April 15. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Fair Oaks or Seven Pines May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-June 1. Oak Grove, near Seven Pines, June 25. Jordan's Ford June 27. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Brackett's June 30. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 15. Movement to Centreville August 15-26. Bristoe Station or Kettle Run August 27. Groveton August 29. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Chantilly September 1. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until October 11. March up the Potomac to Leesburg, thence to Falmouth, Va., October 11-November 23. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-4. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21; North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 18-22. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, Md, July 9-16, thence back to City Point, Va., July 17-19. Operations against Petersburg and Richmond July, 1864, to April, 1865. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Ordered to City Point April 3. Mustered out June 11, 1865.

Battery lost during service 17 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "F"

Organized at Providence October 29, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., November 7. Duty at Camp Sprague and at Camp California, near Alexandria, Defenses of Washington, until January, 1862. Moved to Annapolis, Md, Attached to Burnside's Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862. Unattached, Dept. North Carolina, to December, 1862. Artillery Brigade, Dept. North Carolina, to January, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1863. Defenses of New Berne, N. C., to November, 1863. District of St. Marys, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to January, 1864. U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Burnside's Expedition to Hatteras Inlet and Roanoke Island, N. C., January 9-February 7, 1862. At Hatteras Inlet until February 26, and at Roanoke Island till March 11. Moved to New Berne, N. C., March 11-14, and duty there until October, 1863. Picket and outpost duty as Cavalry March 20 to May 18, 1862. Action at Deep Gully March 31. Trent Road April 19. Expedition to Trenton and Pollocksville July 24-28. Expedition to Little Washington October 29-30. Expedition from New Berne November 2-12. Action at Rawle's Mills November 2. Demonstration on New Berne November 11. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Kinston December 14. Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Expedition for relief of Little Washington April 7-10, 1863. Action at Blount's Creek April 9. Expedition to Swift Creek Village April 13-21 (Section). Expedition to Washington April 17-19. Expedition to Trenton July 4-8. Actions at Free Bridge and Quaker Bridge July 6. Expedition to Winston July 25-26. Pattacassy Creek, Mt. Tabor Church, July 26. Expedition to Elizabeth City October 10-16. Moved to Norfolk, Va., October 30-November 5, thence to Point Lookout, Md., November 23-24, and duty there until January, 1864. Moved to Yorktown, Va., January 24. Wistar's Expedition toward Richmond February 6-8. Ball's Cross Roads February 7. Bottom's Bridge February 7. Expedition from Yorktown to New Kent C. H. in support of Kilpatrick's Cavalry March 1-4. Expedition into King and Queen County March 9-12. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Swift Creek or Arrow field Church May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. On Bermuda Hundred line May 16-June 15. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Battle of Chaffin's Farm September 28-30, 1864. Duty at Aiken's Landing October 7-November 8, 1864, and at Chaffin's Farm before Richmond until April 7, 1865. Moved to Richmond April 7, and duty there until June 25. Mustered out June 27, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 17 Enlisted men by disease. Total 27.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "G"

Organized at Providence December, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 7. Attached to Sedgwick's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Reserve Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to November, 1864. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Sprague, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until January 3, 1862. Moved to Darnestown January 3 and to Poolesville, Md. Duty there until February and at Edward's Ferry until March. At Bolivar Heights until March 26. Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to the Virginia Peninsula March 26-April 2. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-28, thence march to Fairfax C. H. August 28-31. Cover retreat of Pope's army from Bull Run to Washington, D.C., August 31-September 2. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty there until October 22. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 18. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. Near Fairfield July 5. Funkstown, Md., July 10-13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Brandy Station until May, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spotsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. 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 17-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington, D.C., July 9-12. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 12. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to November. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Mount Jackson September 23-24. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Winchester and Kernstown until November. Moved to Washington, D.C., and refit, thence moved to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg December, 1864, to April, 1865. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Mustered out June 24, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 30.

1st Regiment Light Artillery, Battery "H"

Organized at Providence October 14. 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 23. Attached to Camp Barry, Military District of Washington, October, 1862. Stannard's 2nd Brigade, Casey's Division, Military District Washington, to February, 1863. Artillery, Casey's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Artillery, Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to November, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to October, 1864. City Point, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to January, 1865. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., until January, 1863. Moved to Fairfax Station January 19-23, and duty there until March 23. Moved to Union Mills March 23, and duty there until May 20. Moved to Chantilly, Va., May 20, and duty there until June 25. Moved to Fairfax C. H. June 25, thence to Arlington Heights, and duty in the Defenses of Washington, south of the Potomac, until April, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 3-10. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spotsylvania May 8-10. March to Fredericksburg, thence to Aquia Creek May 10-18, thence moved to Washington. Duty at Fort Richardson until July 10, and at Fort Smith until October 16. At Camp Barry until October 25. Moved to City Point, Va., October 25-26, and duty there until January 2, 1865. Ordered to join Army Potomac January 2. Siege of Petersburg January 2-April 2. Fort Fisher, Petersburg, March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville April 23-27, thence to Burkesville Station May 3-6. Moved to Washington, D.C., via City Point and Richmond May 20-June 7. Corps Review June 8. Ordered to Providence, R. I., June 13, and mustered out June 28, 1865. Discharged July 3, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 12.

1st Regiment Light Artillery "Tompkin's Marine Artillery"

Organized at Providence for three months' service April, 1861. Left State for Jersey City, N.J., April 18, thence moved to Easton, Pa., April 19, and to Washington, D.C., April 27. Duty in the defenses of that city until June 9. Mustered into service May 2. Attached to Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia. Moved to Williamsport, Md., June 9-15, and return to Washington June 17-20, thence march to Williamsport July 9-13, and to Martinsburg, W. Va. Attached to Thomes' Brigade, Patterson's Army. March to Bunker Hill, Va., and action July 15. Moved to Charlestown July 17, and to Harper's Ferry July 22. Moved to Sandy Hook, thence to Providence, R. I., July 29-31. Mustered out August 2, 1861.

10th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Providence for three months' service. Moved to Washington, D.C., May 27-29, 1862. Attached to Whipple's Command, Military District of Washington. Duty at Camp Frieze, Tennallytown, until June 23. At Cloud's Mills until June 30, and near Fort Pennsylvania until August. Mustered out August 30, 1862.

 

 

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

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