1st Light Artillery

Pennsylvania Volunteers

Battery G


Recruited at Philadelphia


Organized at Philadelphia August 5, 1861, and ordered to Washington, D.C.
Attached to McCall's Pennsylvania Reserve Division, Army of the 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 Brigade, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1862.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
Artillery, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.
3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863.
Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864.
Camp Barry, 22nd corps, to May, 1864.
1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Corps, to July, 1864.
Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to January, 1865.
1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to April, 1865.
3rd Brigade, Hardins' Division, 22nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.


Duty at Camp Barry and Tennallytown, Md., Defences of Washington, D.C., till October, 1861
at Camp Pierpont, near Langley, Va., till March, 1862.
Expedition to Grinnell's Farm December 6, 1861.
Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
McDowell's advance on Falmouth April 9-19.
Duty at Falmouth and Fredericksburg till June.
Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula.
Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1.
Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Gaines Mill June 27; Charles City Cross Roads
and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1.
Duty at Harrison's Landing till August 16.
Movement to join Pope August 16-26.
Duty at Washington, D.C., till October 9.
Rejoined Division at Sharpsburg, Md.
Movement to Falmouth, Va., October-November.

Battle of Fredericksburg December 12-15.
"Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
At Falmouth and 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.
Battery attached to Battery "F" 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery May 12, 1863, to April 3, 1864. Gettysburg (Pa.)
Campaign June 11-July 24.
Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
Advance to line of 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.
Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
Morton's Ford February 6-7.
At Stevensburg till April.
At Camp Berry, Defences of Washington, D.C., April.
At Arlington Heights, Va., as garrison of Forts Bennett, Cochran and Haggerty till July.
Ordered to Frederick, Md., July 3.
Infantry duty at Point of Rocks, Md., July 6 to December 12.
At Maryland Heights till April 16, 1865.
At Fort Lincoln, near Washington, D.C., till April 27, and at Fort Foote till June.
Mustered out at Camp Cadwalader June 29, 1865.


Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 16 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded
and 14 Enlisted men by disease.
Total 31.


Source:  Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion Compiled and Arranged from Official Records of the Federal and Confederate Armies, Reports of he Adjutant Generals of the Several States, the Army Registers, and Other Reliable Documents and Sources.Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Company, 1908







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