1st Regiment Light Artillery

Battery D


Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 16, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 29, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to May, 1864. Unattached Artillery, 10th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--At Artillery Camp of Instruction, Defenses of Washington, D.C., until April, 1864. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Gloucester Point, Va., April 23-24. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-June 15. Occupation of City Point and Bermuda Hundred, Va., May 5. Swift Creek or Arrowfield Church May 9-10. Petersburg and Richmond Turnpike May 10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Operations at Bermuda Hundred May 16-30. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Garrison Battery, Marshall, Bermuda Hundred front, until August 16, 1864. Actions June 18 and 30, July 10 and 25, and August 7 and 14. Near Malvern Hill August 15-16. Fussell's Mills August 18. Before Petersburg September 16-27. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30. Varina Road September 29. In trenches before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. (Battery detached from army for duty in New York during Presidential election of 1864 November 2-17.) Moved to near Petersburg April 14, 1865. At City Point until June, and at Richmond, Va., until June 17. Mustered out June 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

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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.