Union Regimental Histories

 

West Virginia

 

Battery "A" Light Artillery "Daum's"

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., and mustered in June 28, 1861. Attached to Army of Occupation, W. Va., to September, 1861. Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to January, 1862. Landers' Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862. Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Slough's Command, Defenses of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863. Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. Maryland Heights, 2nd Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of West Virginia, to April, 1864. Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to October, 1864. 1st Separate Brigade Dept. of West Virginia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Elkwater until October, 1861. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Action at Cheat Mountain September 11. Cheat Mountain Pass September 12. Point Mountain Turnpike and Elkwater September 12. Greenbrier River October 3-4. At Romney until January, 1862. Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6. Hanging Rock, Blue's Gap, January 7. At Paw Paw Tunnel until March. Advance on Winchester March 7-12. Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, March 22-23. Cedar Mountain March 25. Woodstock April 1. Eden burg April 2. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. March to Fredericksburg May 12-22, and to Front Royal May 25-30. Front Royal May 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July, 1863. Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., thence to Charlestown. Expedition to near New Market November 15-18. Mt. Jackson November 16. Wells' demonstration up the Shenandoah Valley December 10-25. Duty at Harper's Ferry, Charlestown and Martinsburg until May, 1864. At Maryland Heights until October 17. Moved to Parkersburg October 17. Duty at Parkersburg, Charlestown and in the Kanawha Valley until July, 1865. Mustered out July 27, 1865.

Battery "B" Light Artillery "Keeper's"

Organized at Ceredo October 1, 1861. Attached to Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, W. Va., to January, 1862. Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Military District of Washington, D.C., to January, 1863. Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of West Virginia, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Cavalry, Division of West Virginia, to February, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Romney until January, 1862, and at Paw Paw Tunnel until March. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 7-12. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester, March 22-23. Occupation of Mount Jackson and New Market April 17. March to Fredericksburg May 12-22, and to Front Royal May 25-30. Front Royal May 30. Ordered to Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defenses of that city and in Railroad District, 8th Corps, Middle Department, until January, 1863. Action at Faquier. White Sulphur Springs, Va., August 27, 1862. Duty at Winchester, Va., January to May, 1863. Ordered to Grafton, W. Va., May 10. Moved to Beverly, Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Parkersburg and Weston, arriving at Grafton June 17. Moved to New Creek and Phillippi July 1 and to Cumberland, Md., July 7; to Fairview July 12. Averill's Raid through Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties August 5-31. Jackson River August 25. Rocky Gap, near White Sulphur Springs, August 26-27. Averill's Raid from Beverly against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Mill Point, Pocahontas County, November 5. Engagement at Droop Mountain November 6. At Beverly and Martinsburg until May, 1864. Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Piedmont, Mount Crawford, June 5. Buffalo Gap June 6. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Catawba Mountains June 21. Leetown July 3. About Harper's Ferry July 4-7. Near Hillsborough July 15-16. Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Ashby's Gap and Betty's Ford July 19. Ashby's Gap July 23. Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July 24. Bunker Hill and Martinsburg July 25. Duty in District of Harper's Ferry until December. Consolidated with Battery "E," West Virginia Light Artillery, December 31, 1864.

 

Battery "C" Light Artillery

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., January 25 to March 30, 1862. Served unattached, Railroad District, Dept. of the Mountains, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, Blenker's Division, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Reserve Artillery, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1863. Reserve Artillery, 11th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, to November, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, De Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 4th Brigade, De Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to October, 1864. 3rd Brigade, De Russy's Division. 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, De Russy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Franklin, Va., until May 25, 1862. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley May 25-June 14. Mount Carmel Road, near Strasburg, June 1. Strasburg June 2. Tom's Brook June 3. Mount Jackson June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Port Republic June 9. At Sperryville until August. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 8-September 2. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9 (Reserve). Rappahannock Station August 20-21. Freeman's Ford August 22. Sulphur Springs August 24. Waterloo Bridge August 24-25. Plains of Manassas August 27. Gainesville August 28. Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until December. Reconnaissance to Leesburg and skirmish September 16-19. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-16. Raid on Dumfries and Fairfax Station December 27-29. At Falmouth, Va., until April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 12-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Ordered to Washington, D.C., and duty in the Defenses of that city south of the Potomac until June, 1865. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12, 1864. Mustered out June 28, 1865.

Battery "D" Light Artillery

Organized at Wheeling, W. Va., August 20, 1862. Attached to Railroad District, District of West Virginia, Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1863. Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, June, 1863. Mulligan's Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to March, 1864. 2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, West Virginia, to August, 1864. Wheeling, W. Va., to September, 1864. Parkersburg, W. Va., to April, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Parkersburg, W. Va., until January, 1863. Moved to Winchester, Va., and duty there until June. Scouts to Strasburg April 20 and April 25-29. Operations in Shenandoah Valley April 22-29. Scout to Moorefield and into Hampshire County May 4-9. Battle of Winchester June 13-15. At Bloody Run, Pa., until July. At Wheeling, W. Va., until August 31. At New Creek until April, 1864. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties against Rosser January 27-February 7, 1864. Ordered to Burlington April 3, thence to Martinsburg. Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 30-May 16. Battle of New Market May 15. Advance to Staunton May 24-June 6. Piedmont June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg June 6-July 1. Near Lynchburg June 14. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. Salem June 21. At Wheeling, W. Va., August 8 to September 13 and at Parkersburg, W. Va., to June, 1865. Mustered out June 27, 1865.

Battery "E" Light Artillery

Organized at Buckhannon, W. Va., September 18, 1862. Attached to Railroad District, District of West Virginia, Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1863. Romney, W. Va., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Campbell's Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of West Virginia, to April. 1864. Kelly's Command, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, West Virginia, July, 1864. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, West Virginia, to October, 1864. District of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to January, 1865. Camp Barry and Defenses of Washington, D.C., to June, 1865.

SERVICE.---Ordered to Clarksburg, W. Va., thence to New Creek and Romney. Railroad guard duty at Romney, Clarksburg, New Creek, Moorefield and Petersburg until January, 1864. Action near Moorefield April 6, 1863. Near Burlington and at Purgitsville and Going's Ford April 6-7. Moved to Cumberland, Md., January 4-5, 1864, and duty in South Branch Valley until July. Action at Snicker's Ferry July 17-18. Stephenson's Depot July 20. Near Berryville July 22. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester July 23-24. Bunker Hill July 25. At Harper's Ferry and with Reserve Division until January, 1865. Action at New Creek November 28, 1864. Ordered to Washington, D.C., January, 1865, and duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, until June. Mustered out June 28, 1865.

Battery "F" Light Artillery

Organized as Company "C," 6th West Virginia Infantry. Detached as an Independent Battery April 8, 1863. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to June, 1863. Artillery, French's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. Kelly's Command, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, West Virginia, to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Clarksburg, Cumberland, Md., and Martinsburg, W. Va., until April, 1863. Moved from Martinsburg to New Creek April 26, 1863, and to Berryville May 31. Return to Martinsburg May 31. Action at Martinsburg June 14. Retreat to Harper's Ferry, thence guard stores to Washington, D.C., July 1-4. Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, July to December. Ordered to Clarksburg, W. Va., thence to New Creek January 30, 1864, and duty there until May 31. At Clarksburg until July, and at Maryland Heights until September. Battle of Kernstown July 24. Transferred to Battery "A," West Virginia Light Artillery, September 14, 1864.

Battery "G" Light Artillery

Organized May 26, 1863, from Company "G," 2nd West Virginia Infantry. Duty at Beverly, Buckhannon, Bulltown, Clarksburg, Parkersburg, Weston and Martinsburg until May, 1864. Operations against Imboden in West Virginia April 20-May 14, 1863. Scout to Beverly June 16. Engagement at Beverly July 2-3. Huttonsville July 4. Hedgesville and Martinsburg July 18-19. Averill's Raid through Hardy, Pendleton. Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties, W. Va., August 5-31. Jackson River August 25. Rocky Gap, near White Sulphur Springs, August 26-27. Averill's Raid against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17. Droop Mountain November 6. Averill's Salem Raid December 8-25. Salem December 16. Scott's or Barber's Creek and Jackson River, near Covington, December 19. Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties against Rosser January 27-February 7, 1864. Springfield February 2. Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 30-May 16. New Market May 15. Advance to Staunton May 17-June 6. Piedmont June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Ordered to Wheeling, W. Va., via Cheat Mountain, Beverely and Weston. Mustered out June 22, 1864.

Battery "H" Light Artillery

Organized at Maryland Heights, Md., January 4, 1864. Attached to 1st Division, Army of West Virginia, to April, 1864. Kelly's Command, Reserve Division, West Virginia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison and guard duty at Harper's Ferry, New Creek, Cumberland, Md., Moorefield, W. Va., and at various points on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad west of Sleepy Hollow until July, 1865. Action at New Creek August 4, 1864. Affair at Moorefield November 27-28, 1864. Mustered out July 11, 1865.

 

 

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

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