Battle Unit Details

UNION MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

1st Regiment, Michigan Light Artillery

Overview:
BATTERY "A" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. ("LOOMIS' BATTERY," "COLDWATER ARTILLERY.")

Attached to State Militia. Tendered its services to the government as an organization and accepted by the government April 23, 1861. On duty at Fort Wayne; Detroit, Mich. Battery reorganized for three years service and mustered in May 28, 1861. Left State for Cincinnati, Ohio, May 31. Duty at Camp Dennison, Ohio, till June 12. Ordered to West Virginia June 12. Attached to McCook's Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to August, 1861. Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia. to December, 1861. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

Service:
At Clarksburg, W. Va., June 28, 1861. March to Buckhannon June 28-July 1. Middle Fork Bridge July 6. Camp Garnett, Rich Mountain, July 10. Battle of Camp Garnett, Rich Mountain, July 10-11. Battery remounted with six 10-lb. Parrotts by order of the General commanding. At Beverly July 12. Moved to Cheat Mountain Pass July 13, thence to Elkwater August 14 and duty there till October 30. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Point Mountain Turnpike and Cheat Mountain Pass September 13. Elkwater September 14. Greenbrier River October 3-4. Moved to Huttonsville October 30, thence to Phillippi December 6. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., December 16; thence to Bacon Creek December 31 and duty there till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 14-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25. Engaged in scout and patrol duty in Northern Alabama by detachments and at Edgefield, Tenn., till August. Action at Bridgeport, Ala., April 29. Gunter's Landing May 15 (Detachment). Athens May 29 (Detachment). Whitesboro June 13 (Detachment). Expedition from Woodville to Guntersville July 27-30 (Section) - March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to McMinnville April 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads, near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21; 5 pieces captured after 27 Officers and men and 50 horses had been killed and disabled; one with 3 caissons was recaptured on September 19, and two more on the 20th, but all were unfit for duty and the Battery was ordered to Chattanooga; one gun was recaptured at Mission Ridge and the last at Atlanta. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Battery stationed at Chattanooga as garrison till July, 1865. Demonstration on Dalton February 22-27, 1864 (Section). Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25, 1864. Mustered out July 12, 1865, and discharged at Jackson, Mich., July 28, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "B" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at Grand Rapids and Detroit, Mich., September 10 to December 14, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., December 17, 1861. Duty in District of West Tennessee till March 1862. Attached to Hurlburt's 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1862. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Battery overwhelmed and captured except Lang's Section, which was attached to Mann's Battery "C," 1st Missouri Artillery, April, 1862, to January, 1863. Battery reorganized at Detroit, Mich., December, 1862, and left State for Columbus, Ky., December 25, 1862. Attached to District of Corinth, Miss., 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to March, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Service:
Moved from Columbus, Ky., to Corinth, Miss., January 4-9, 1863, and duty there till Mareh 9. (Lang's Section joined at Corinth January, 1863.) March to Bethel, Tenn., March 9, and duty there till June 7. Moved to Corinth, Miss., June 7, and duty there till October 29. March to Pulaski, Tenn., October 29-November 12, and duty there till April 21, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 7-February 26, 1864. Moved to Athens, Ala., April 21. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Lay's Ferry, Oostenaula River, May 14-15. Rome Cross Roads May 16, Duty at Rome, Ga., till October 14. Reconnoissance from Rome on Cave Springs Road and skirmishes October 12-13. Turkey Creek, Ala., October 25. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Griswoldsville November 22. Jones' Bridge, Ogeechee River, December 7. Siege of Savannah December 10- 21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S. C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-12. Congaree Creek February 15. Bates' Ferry, Congaree Creek, February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Near Falling Creek, N. C., March 20. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Mill Creek March 22. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Detroit, Mich., June 1-6, and mustered out June 14, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 1 Enlisted man killed and 35 Enlisted men by disease. Total 37.

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "C" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at Grand Rapids, Mich., November 23 to December 17, 1861. Mustered in November 28, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., December 17, 1861, and duty there till February, 1862. Ordered to Commerce, Mo. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863, 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 27th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Siege of New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 17-22. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Action at Farmington May 9, Near Corinth May 24. Occupation of Corinth May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Duty at Corinth till November. Reconnoissance from Burnsville toward Iuka and action September 16. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 2. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., May 13, and duty there till October 18. At Iuka, Miss., till November. Moved to Prospect, Tenn., and duty there till March, 1864. At Decatur, Ala., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Sandtown July 6-7. Decatur and battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Duty at Marietta till October. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fishburn's Plantation, near Lane's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, S. C., February 6. Binnaker's Bridge February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 16-17. Cheraw February 28. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out at Detroit, Mich., June 22, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 37.

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "D" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at White Pigeon, Mich., September 17 to December 7, 1861. Left State for Kentucky December 9, 1861. Attached to 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Camp Dick Robinson and Somerset, Ky., till January, 1862. Advance on Camp Hamilton, Ky., January 1-17. Mill Springs, Fishing Creek, January 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 20-April 8. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29- May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Duty at Iuka, Miss., and Tuscumbia, Ala., till August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Occupied Fort Negley and supported General Hooker's assault on Lookout Mountain November 24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 5, and garrison duty there till March 30, 1864. Moved to Murfreesboro March 30, and garrison duty at Fort Rosecrans till July, 1865. Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12, 1864. Moved from Murfreesboro to Jackson, Mich., July 15-22. Mustered out August 3, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 39 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41.

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "E" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at Grand Rapids, Albion and Marshall, Mich., and mustered in December 6, 1861. Left State for Louisville, Ky., thence moved to Bacon Creek, Ky., and duty there till February, 1862. Attached to Artillery, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Ohio, to August, 1862. Post of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Ohio and Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Unattached, District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

Service:
Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 3, 1862. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 17-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. Garrison duty at Nashville, Tenn., till June, 1863. Siege of Nashville, Tenn., September 12-November 7, 1862. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 1, 1863, and duty there till October. Return to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there till December, 1864. Rousseau's Raid into Alabama and Georgia July 10-22, 1864 (1 Section). Ten Islands, Coosa River, July 14. Stone's Ferry, Tallapoosa River, July 15. Nontasulga July 18. Chewa Station July 18. Opelika July 18. McCook's Raid on Atlanta & West Point Railroad and Macon & Western Railroad July 27-31 (1 Section), Lovejoy's Station July 29. Newnan's July 30. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Nashville till February, 1865. Ordered to Decatur, Ala., and garrison duty there till July. Mustered out July 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 33 by disease.

MICHIGAN VOLUNTEERS

BATTERY "F" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.

Organized at Detroit and Coldwater, Mich., and mustered in January 9, 1862. Left State for Kentucky March 3, 1862. Attached to garrison at West Point, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Unattached, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1862. Cruft's Brigade, Richmond, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1862. District of Louisville, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. Bowling Green, Ky., District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Munfordsville, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. District of South Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to May, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to November, 1864. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to April, 1865. Post of New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

Service:
Garrison at West Point, Ky., till June, 1862. Action at Henderson, Ky., June 30. At Richmond, Ky., till September 1. Battle of Richmond August 29-30. Guns captured. Duty at Louisville, Bowling Green and Munfordsville, Ky., till October, 1863. Action at Shepherdsville July 7, 1863. At Glasgow, Ky., October to December, 1863. March across Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., January 14-22, 1864, and garrison duty at Knoxville till April 24, 1864. March to Cleveland, Tenn., April 24-May 1. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19-22. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. At Decatur September 8 to October 4. At Chattanooga, Tenn., till November 2, and at Johnsonville till November 24. Nashville Campaign November-December. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 1-8. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Fort Fisber, N. C., January 19-February 24, 1865, and to Beaufort and New Berne, N. C., February 25-26. Carolina Campaign March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 3-21. Battle of Wise's Fork March 8-10. Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21 and duty tnere till April 8. Ordered to New Berne, N. C., April 8, and duty there till June. Ordered to Jackson, Mich., arriving there June 24. Mustered out July 1, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 33.
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