3rd Battery Light Artillery

"Start's Battery"


Organized at Burlington and mustered in January 1, 1864. Moved to Washington, D.C., January 15-18, and duty at Camp Barry until April 5. Attached to Artillery, 4th Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 6th Army Corps, and Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Rapidan (Va.) Campaign May-June, 1864. Guard trains of the Army of the Potomac through the Wilderness and to Petersburg, Va. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Garrison Fort Morton June 20 to August 19, 1864. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. At Aiken House August 27-30. At Fort Sedgwick until September 6. At Avery House until September 19. At Fort Meikel September 19 to October 3. At Battery 27 until October 5. Moved to Poplar Springs Church October 5 and built Fort Urmston October 5-12. At Battery 16 October 12-25. Ordered to City Point October 25, and duty in the Defenses there until January, 1865. Joined 6th Army Corps at Weldon Railroad January 15, and stationed at Fort Fisher until April. Fort Fisher March 25. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Moved to City Point and duty there until May 3. March to Washington, D.C., March 3-18. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 15, 1862.

Losses: Died of disease 21.

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