Battle Unit Details

UNION DELAWARE VOLUNTEERS

Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery

Overview:
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., till 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 till August. At New York City, Dept. of the East, till September 12, and at Light Artillery Camp of Instruction, Defences of Washington, till February, 1864. Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf, and at New Orleans, La., till 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 till October 16. Ordered to mouth of White River and duty there and at Morganza till December. Ordered to Arkansas December 11. Duty at mouth of White River and at Little Rock, Ark., till June, 1865. Mustered out June 23, and discharged from service July 5, 1865.

Battery lost 6 by disease during service.
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