Battle Unit Details


1st Independent Battery, Connecticut Light Artillery

Organized at West Meriden and mustered in October 26, 1861. Left State for Hilton Head, S. C., January 13, 1862. Attached to Sherman's expeditionary corps to April, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862. District of Beaufort, S. C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Beaufort, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862. District of Beaufort, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South to June, 1863. United States forces Folly Island, S.C., 10th Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia to June, 1865.

Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., till May, 1862. Expedition to James Island and operations against Charleston, S.C., May 31-June 28. Battle of Secessionville June 16. Evacuation of James Island and movement to Hilton Head, S. C., May 28-July 7. Expedition to St. John's Bluff, Fla., September 30-October 13. Expedition to Pocotaligo October 21-23. Frampton's Plantation, Pocotaligo, October 22. Duty at Hilton Head and at Beaufort, S.C., till June, 1863. Moved to Folly Island, S. C. Expedition to James Island July 9-16. Williston Bluff, Pon Pon River July 10. Action on James Island July 16. Siege operations against Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island and against Fort Sumter and Charleston, S. C., from Folly Island till April, 1864. Moved from Folly Island, S. C., to Gloucester Point, Va., April 18-23. Butler's operations on south side of the James and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 21. Chester Station May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drewry's Bluff May 14-16. Proctor's Creek May 14. On the Bermuda front May 17-June 21. Port Walthal June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Moved to Deep Bottom, Va., June 21, 1864, and duty there till August 25. Actions at Deep Bottom July 21 and 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Moved to Petersburg front August 25 and duty in trenches before that city till September 28. Moved to Deep Bottom September 28. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 29-30. Duty in trenches before Richmond till April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty at Richmond and Manchester till June. Mustered out June 11, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.
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