1st Light Artillery

Battery A


Recruited at Chambersburg, Franklin County


Organized at Philadelphia August 5, 1861.
Ordered to Washington, D.C., August, 1861.
Attached to McCall's PennsylvaniaReserve Division, Army Potomac, to March,1862.
Artillery, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac,to April, 1862.
Artillery, McCall's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock,to June, 1862.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac,to August, 1862.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Potomac,to February, 1863.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army Potomac,to April, 1863.
Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863.
U.S. Forces, Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, toJanuary, 1864.
Artillery, Heckman's Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. Virginiaand North Carolina,to April, 1864.
Defences of Portsmouth,Va., Dept. Virginiaand North Carolina,to May, 1864.
District Eastern Virginia, Dept. Virginia and North Carolina, to July,1864.
Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to October, 1864.
Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864.
Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1865.


Camp at Tennallytown, Md.,till October, 1861, and at Camp Pierpont near Langley, Va., till March, 1862.
Expedition to Grinnell's Farm December 6, 1861.
Action at Dranesville, Va., December 20.
Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
McDowell's advance on FalmouthApril 9-19.
Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till June.
Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula.
Seven days before Richmond, Va., June 25-July 1.
Beaver Dam Creek or Mechanicsville June 26.
Gaines' Mill June 27.
Charles CityCross Roads and GlendaleJune 30.
Malvern Hill July 1.
At Harrison's Landing till August 15.
Movement to join Pope August 15-26.
Battles of GainesvilleAugust 28.
Groveton August 29.
Bull Run August 30.
Maryland Campaign September.
South Mountain September 14.
Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17.
Movement to Falmouth, Va., October-November.
Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
"Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
Ordered to Newport NewsFebruary 9, thence to Suffolk,March.
Siege of SuffolkApril 12-May 4.
Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 26-July 8.
Expedition from White House to South Anna RiverJuly 1-7.
Duty at Portsmouth, Va., till July, 1864.
Siege operations against Petersburgand RichmondJuly, 1864, to April, 1865.
Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30,1864.
Fair Oaks October 27-28.
Before Richmondtill April, 1865.
Occupation of RichmondApril 3.
Engaged in demolishing defences andremoving Ordnance till July.
Mustered out July 25, 1865.


Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 16Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded,
and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 38.

Source:  Dyer,Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arrangedfrom Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of heAdjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers, and Other ReliableDocuments and Sources.DesMoines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908







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