Battle Unit Details

UNION NEW YORK VOLUNTEERS

1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery

Overview:
BATTERY "A," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. Organized at Utica, N. Y., and mustered in September 12, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861, and duty at Camp Barry till March, 1862. Attached to 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Bottom's and Turkey Island Bridge May 23. Chickahominy May 24. Bottom's Bridge May 30. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Guns captured May 31. Men transferred to Batteries "D" and "H" 1st New York Light Artillery and 7th and 8th Independent Batteries New York Light Artillery June 15, 1862. BATTERY reorganized at Utica, N. Y. Duty at Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., January to June, 1863. Wnipple's Brigade, Sigel's Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna, to January, 1864. Actions at Chambersburg, Pa., July 4 and 30, 1863. Lehigh District, Dept. of the Susquehanna, to May, 1864. Harrisburg, Pa., Dept. of the Susquehanna, to August, 1864. District of the Monongahela, Dept. of the Susquehanna, to October, 1864. Chambersburg, Pa., Dept. of the Susquehanna to November, 1864. District of Philadelphia, Dept. of Pennsylvania, to June, 1865. Duty at Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Chambersburg and Allegheny City, Pa., June, 1863, to June, 1865. Mercersburg, Pa., July 29, 1864 (Section). Mustered out June 28, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 13.

BATTERY "B" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
("EMPIRE BATTERY.")

Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in August 30, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861, and duty in the Defences of that city till March, 1862. Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, November, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to May, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Brigade, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May 16, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

Service:
Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula, Va., March. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 1. Oak Grove, near Fair Oaks, June 25. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Gaines Mills June 27, Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29, White Oak Swamp Bridge and Glendale June 30, Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Alexandria, thence to Centreville August 16-80. Near Centreville September 1. Germantown Road September 2. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Duty at Harper's Ferry September 22 to October 29. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 17. Snicker's Gap November 2. Falmouth November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. Duty at Falmouth till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. 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. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21; Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864 (Reserve). Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Grove Church, Peeble's Farm, September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. White Oak Road March 31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 18, 1865.

Battery lost during service 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 26.

BATTERY "C," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in September 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861. Attached to Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, November, 1861, to September, 1862. 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May 16, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865. Artillery Reserve, attached to 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., to August, 1862. Action at Manassas Junction August 26. Bull Run Bridge August 27. March to Antietam, Md., September 14-18. Duty near Sharpsburg till October 30. March to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Duty near Falmouth till April 27. Rappahannock Station March 6. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. 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. Robertson's Tavern November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Camp near Rappahannock Station till April, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Mills May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Petersburg April 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.

BATTERY "D," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.
Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in September 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861. Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Hooker's 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps. Army of the Potomac, to July, 1862. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Divlsion, 3rd Army Corps, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., to March, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Bottom's Bridge May 24. Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Oak Grove June 25. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. Turkey Bridge (or Malvern Cliff) June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16, and in the Defences of Washington, D. C., near Fairfax Seminary, Munson's Hill and at Fairfax Station till November 25. Rappahannock Campaign December, 1862, to June, 1863. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 13 to August 1. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Wapping Heights July 23. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Brandy Station November 8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Grove November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Duty near Brandy Station till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Laurel Hill May 8. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. "Bloody Angle" (Assault on the Salient) May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad June 21-23, 1864. Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Varuna Road September 29. Poplar Grove Church September 30-October 1. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton White Oak Roads March 29-31. Five Forks April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 27.

BATTERY "E," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in September 13, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861. Attached to Defences of Washington and W. F. Smith's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, Smith's 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. (Attached to 1st New York Independent Battery Light Artillery, August, 1862, to June 20, 1863.) Artillery Brigade. 1st Army Corps, June, 1863, to March, 1864. (Attached to Battery "L," 1st New York Light Artillery, June 20 to October, 1863.) Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1865. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D. C., November, 1861, to March, 1862. Moved to the Peninsula March 22. Action at Lee's Mills April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Lee's Mills April 16. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Mechanicsville May 23-24. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battle of Mechanicsville June 26. Garnett's and Golding's Farm June 27-28. Savage Station June 29. White Oak Swamp Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-27. In works at Centreville August 28-31. Assist in checking Pope's rout at Bull Run August 30, and cover retreat to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. South Mountain September 14. Lee's Mills September 16. Antietam September 17. Duty at Hagerstown, Md., till October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Operations at Franklin's Crossing April 29-May 2. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. On line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Jericho Ford May 23. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. In the trenches as a Mortar Battery June, 1864, to January, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and capture of Petersburg April 2. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 6, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 18.

BATTERY "F" 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY. Organized at Elmira, N. Y., and mustered in September 14, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., October 31, 1861. Attached to Franklin's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Franklin's 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Dept. of the Rappanannock, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Yorktown, Va., 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., November, 1861, to March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15, 1862. McDowell's advance on Fredericksburg, Va., April 4-12. Ordered to the Peninsula April 22. Siege of Yorktown April 24-May 4 (on transports). West Point May 7-8. Near Slatersville May 9. Mechanicsville May 24. Operations about White House Landing May 26-July 2. Duty at White House till July. Garrison duty at Yorktown, Va., till July, 1863, and in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till June, 1865. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 14 Enlisted men by disease.

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