1st Light Artillery

Pennsylvania Volunteers

Battery C


Recruited at Philadelphia


Organizedat Philadelphia August 5, 1861, and moved to Washington, D.C.
Attached to W. F. Smith's Division, Army Potomac, October, 1861, to March,1862.
Artillery, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac,to September, 1862.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac,to May, 1863.
Artillery Brigade, 6th Corps, to June, 1863.
Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D.C.,22nd Corps, to July, 1863.
1st Brigade, Lockwood's Division, Dept. Susquehanna, to August, 1863.
Maryland HeightsDivision, Dept. West Virginia,to October, 1863.
Consolidated with Battery "D," 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, October 23, 1863
Second Battery C Organized December, 1864.
Attached to 3rd Infantry Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865.
2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia,to June, 1865.


Dutyat Camp Barryand in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862.
Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March.
Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
Battle of WilliamsburgMay 5.
Battle of Fair Oaksor Seven Pines May 31-June 1.
Seven days before RichmondJune 25-July 1.
James River Road near Fair Oaks June 29.
Savage Station June 29.
Charles CityCross Roads and GlendaleJune 30.
Malvern Hill July 1.
At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-24.
Maryland Campaign September.
Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17.
Duty in Marylandtill October 29.
Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19.
Battle of FredericksburgDecember 12-15.
"Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
Operations at Franklin'sCrossing April 29-May 2.
Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg,May 3.
Salem Heights May 3-4.
Banks' Ford May 4.
Ordered to Washington, D.C., June, and duty there tillJuly.
Moved to Maryland Heights July 9.
Duty at Harper's Ferry. W. Va.,till October.
Consolidated with Battery "D," 1st Pennsylvania Artillery,October 23, 1863
. Second Battery C: Duty at Harper's Ferry, Martinsburg and in the Shenandoah Valley till June, 1865.
Mustered out June 30, 1865.


Battery "C" lost during service 2Enlisted men killed and 12 by disease.

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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