1st Light Artillery

Pennsylvania Volunteers

Battery B


Recruited in Lawrence County


Organized at Philadelphia August 5, 1861.
Moved to Washington,D. C, August, 1861.
Attached to McCall's Division, Army Potomac,to March, 1862.
Artillery, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the 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 May, 1863.
Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps, to March, 1864.
Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to March, 1865.
Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June,1865.


At CampBerry, Washington, D.C.,till August 14, 1861, and at Tennallytown, Md., tillSeptember.
At Great Falls, Md., September to December,temporarily transferred to Banks' Division, December 25.
Duty at Seneca Falls and Edward's Ferry till January 9, 1862, when rejoinedMcCall's Division,
and at Camp Pierpontnear Langleytill March, 1862.
Advance on ManassasMarch 10-15.
McDowell's advance on FalmouthApril 9-19.
Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till June.
Moved to the Peninsula June 13, and JoinedDivision at Mechanicsville June 30.
Seven days before RichmondJune 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.
Chantilly September 1 (Reserve).
Maryland Campaign September.
Battles of South MountainSeptember 14 and Antietam September 16-17.
Movement to Falmouth, Va., October-November.
Battle of FredericksburgDecember 12-15.
"Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
At Belle Plains till April.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Operations at Pollock's Mill Creek April 29-May 2.
Fitzhugh's Crossing April 29-30.
Chancellorsville May 2-5.
Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24.
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
Duty on the Rappahannock till September 10.
Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Advance to line of the Rappahannock November7-8.
Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
Near Kelly's Ford till April, 1864.
Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania C. H. May8-21;
North Anna River May 23-26.
Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28.
Cold Harbor June 1-12.
Before PetersburgJune 16-18.
Siege of PetersburgJune 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864.
In trenches before Petersburgtill April, 1865.
Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.
Fall of PetersburgApril 2.
Ordered to City Point April 3.
Moved to Washington, D.C., May.
Grand Review May 23.
Mustered out June 9, 1865.


Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 19Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded
and 17 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.Des Moines,Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908







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