1st Regiment Light Artillery

Battery E


Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 8, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 26, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until April 22, 1864. Moved to Gloucester Point, Va., April 22. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Va., May 5. Action at Swift Creek (or Arrowfield Church) May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Clover Hill Station May 14. Operations about Bermuda Hundred May 16-June 15. Petersburg June 9. Bermuda Hundred front June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Deep Bottom July 27. Dutch Gap August 13. Before Petersburg September 2-10. Battle of Chaffin's Farm September 28-30. Darbytown Road October 7. In trenches before Richmond until April, 1865. Occupation of Richmond April 3. Duty at Petersburg, City Point and Richmond until June. Mustered out June 11, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.

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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.