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UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS

1st Regiment, Rhode Island Light Artillery

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UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS.

BATTERY "A," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.


Organized at Providence and mustered in June 6, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., June 19. Attached to Burnside's Brigade, Hunter's Division, McDowell's Army of Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Dept. of the Shenandoah to October, 1861. Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to September, 1864.

Service:
Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till July 16, 1861. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Moved to Sandy Hook, Md., July 28. Duty there and at Berlin and Darnestown till September. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 16. Action at Bolivar Heights October 16. At Muddy Branch and Poolesville, Md., till March, 1862. Moved to Washington, thence to Hampton, Va., March 22-April 1. Virginia Peninsula Campaign April to August. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-28. March to Fairfax C. H. August 28-31. Cover retreat of Pope's Army from Bull Run to Washington August 31-September 1. Maryland Campaign September. Battles of South Mountain, Md., September 14, and Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Action at Charlestown October 16. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15. Duty at Falmouth till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Heights May 3-4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Auburn Heights October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg, Va., till May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Shallow Creek May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Non-Veterans mustered out June 18, 1864. Siege of Petersburg June 16-September 30. Jerusalem Plank Road June 21-23. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30 (Reserve). Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Transferred to Battery "B," 1st Rhode Island Artillery, September 30, 1864.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Enlisted men by disease. Total 18.

UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS.

BATTERY "B," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.


Organized at Providence and mustered in August 13, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 23. Attached to Stone's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Artillery, Stone's (Sedgwick's) Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Camp Stone and along Upper Potomac till February, 1862. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24, 1861. Battle of Ball's Bluff October 21. March to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., February 25-26, 1862, and duty there till March 7. Moved to Charlestown, thence to Berryville March 7-10. Advance toward Winchester March 13-14. Return to Harper's Ferry, thence moved to Washington, D. C., and Hampton, Va., March 22-April 1. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines) May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29. Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria and Fairfax C. H. August 16-31. Cover retreat of Pope's Army from Bull Run to Washington August 31-September 2. Maryland Campaign September. Battles of South Mountain September 14, and Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry September 22, and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Charlestown October 16-17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg December 11-15. Duty at Falmouth till April 27, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg, May 3. Salem Church May 3-4. Banks' Ford May 4. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-4. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Stevensburg, Va., till May, 1864. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Hatcher's Run October 27-28. Hatcher's Run February 5-7, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox C. H. April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May 2-15. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 13, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS.

BATTERY "C," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY.


Organized at Providence and mustered in August 25, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., August 31. Attached to Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May. 1863. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to August, 1864, and Army Shenandoah to November, 1864. Camp Barry, 22nd Corps, Dept. Washington, to December, 1864.

Service:
Duty at Camp Sprague, Defences of Washington, till October, 1861, and at Hall's and Munson's Hills till March, 1862. Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-16. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Fortress Monroe, Va., March 16-23. Action at Howard's Bridge April 4. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Hanover Courthouse May 27. Operations about Hanover C. H. May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines' Mill June 27; Turkey Bridge and Malvern Cliff June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Battle of Bull Run August 30. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Shepherdstown September 19. At Sharpsburg till October 30. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth, Va., till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Operations at Franklin's Crossing June 5-13. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 2-4. At Warrenton Va., till September 15. 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. At Brandy Station till May, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May-June. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spotsylvania C. H. May 12-21; North Anna River May 23-26. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16-July 9. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Washington. D.C., June 9-11. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to November. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Winchester and Kernstown till November, and at Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, till December. Consolidated with Battery "G," 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, December 23, 1864.

Battery lost during service 19 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 8 EnlIsted men by disease. Total 27.

UNION RHODE ISLAND VOLUNTEERS.

BATTERY "D," 1st REGIMENT LiGHT ARTILLERY.


Organized at Providence and mustered in September 4, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., September 14. Attached to McDowell's Division. Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to April, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac, to October, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to March, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. Unassigned, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. Artillery Reserve, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to October, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1s64. Reserve Artillery, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Haskins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to August, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 19th Army Corps, Army Shenandoah, to March, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Army Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

Service:
Duty at Upton's Hill, Va., Defences of Washington, till March 9, 1862. March to Fairfax C. H. March 9-16, thence to Bristoe March 29, thence to Falmouth. Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till June. McDowell's advance on Richmond May 25-29. Pursuit of Jackson June 2-11. Reconnoissance to Orange C. H. July 24-27. Expedition to Virginia Central Railroad August 5-8. Action at Thornburg's Mill or Massaponax Church August 5-6. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Battles of Gainesville August 28; Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30; Chantilly September 1; Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till February 19. Moved to Newport News February 19, thence to Covington, Ky., March 19-29, and to Lexington, Ky. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., May 8, and to Cincinnati, Ohio, July 12. To Camp Nelson August 15. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. March over Cumberland Mountains to Loudon, Tenn., August 16-September 4. March to Blue Springs October 7-10. Action at Blue Springs October 10. March to Knoxville, Tenn., October 13-17, thence to Loudon October 20-22, and to Lenoir Station October 28. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Repulse of Longstreet's assault on Fort Saunders November 29. Pursuit to Rutledge December 5-14. Operations in East Tennessee till March 20, 1864. Veterans on furlough February and March. Movement to Washington, D. C., March 20-April 7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Garrison duty at Fort Lincoln, Defences of Washington, D. C., till July. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August to December. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Strasburg September 21. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley to July, 1865. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.
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