1st Light Artillery

Pennsylvania Volunteers

Battery D


Recruited in Blair and Philadelphia Counties


Organized at Philadelphia August 5, 1861.
Moved to Washington, D.C., August, 1861.
Attached to Buell'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 Army Corps, to June, 1863.
Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D.C.,to August, 1863.
Unattached, Artillery, Dept. WestVirginia, to December, 1863.
1st Brigade, 1st Division, WestVirginia, to January, 1864.
Wheaton's Brigade, Dept. West Virginia, to April, 1864.
Artillery Brigade, Dept. WestVirginia, to January, 1865.
1st Separate Brigade, Dept. West Virginia, to May, 1865.
2nd Infantry Division, West Virginia,to June, 1865.


Dutyin the Defences of Washington, D. C., till March,1862.
Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March.
Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4.
Battle of WilliamsburgMay 5.
Battle of Fair Oaks,Seven Pines, May 31-June 1.
Seven days before RichmondJune 25-July 1.
James River Road near Fair Oaks June 29.
Charles City Cross Roads June 29.
Malvern Hill July 1.
At Harrison's Landing till August 16.
Movement to join Pope August 16-26.
Sulphur Springs August 26.
Maryland Campaign September.
Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17 (Reserve).
Duty in Marylandtill October 29.
Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19.
Battle of FredericksburgDecember 12-15.
"Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
At Falmouthtill April.
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 at Camp Barrytill August.
Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va.,and duty there till August, 1864.
Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley CampaignAugust to November.
Berryville September 3.
Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19.
Fisher's Hill September 22.
Battle of CedarCreek October 19.
Duty at Maryland Heights and in Dept. of West Virginiatill June, 1865.
Mustered out June 30, 1865.


Lost during service:

11 Enlisted men killed and mortally woundedand
1 Officer and 18 Enlisted men by disease.
Total 30.


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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