1st Regiment Light Artillery

Battery C


Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 11, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 25, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses of Washington, to May, 1864. Abercrombie's Command, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until May, 1864. Moved to Belle Plain, Va., May 11-12. Guard rebel prisoners until May 24. Moved to Port Royal, thence to White House Landing, York River, May 24-June 4. Repulse of attack at White House June 20. Charles City Court House June 22. Joined 2nd Army Corps at Petersburg June 29. Siege of Petersburg June 29, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Demonstration north of the James July 27-29, 1864. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of the James August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. In lines before Petersburg at Fort Hell until October 1. At Battery 16 and Fort Alexander Hays until November 22. At Fort Haskell until January 31, 1865, and at Forts Sedgwick and Hascall until April 2. Actions at Fort Sedgwick September 30, 1864. Battery 16 October 3-12. Fort Hascall November 27 and March 29, 1865. Fort Sedgwick April 1-2. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 5-9. At Ford's Station April 7-14, and at Wilson's Station until April 20. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-May 2. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 19, 1865.

Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Enlisted men by disease. Total 12.

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Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865.  Volume II.  Compiled in the Office of the Adjutant General.  Published by Authority of the Legislature.  William S. Stryker, Adjutant General.  Trenton, New Jersey, John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876.