Nield's Independent Battery, Delaware Light Artillery



 


HISTORICAL NOTES:

    Nield's Independent Battery was organized at Wilmington, Del., August 30, 1862. The Battery lost 6 by disease during service.
OFFICERS:

ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Ordered to Washington, D.C., September, 1862.
  • Attached to Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to February, 1863.
  • Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to April, 1863.
  • Unattached Artillery, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to June, 1863.
  • Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863.
  • Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1863.
  • Dept. of the East to October, 1863.
  • Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to February, 1864.
  • Defenses of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1864.
  • Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1864.
  • Artillery, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864.
  • Unassigned Artillery, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to December, 1864.
  • Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to June, 1865.
  • SERVICE:

    Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., till April, 1863.
  • Ordered to Norfolk, Va., April 18.
  • Siege of Norfolk April 21-May 4.
  • Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 23-July 8.
  • Ordered to Washington, D.C., July 8, and duty in the defenses of that city till August.
  • At New York City, Dept. of the East, till September 12, and at Light Artillery Camp of Instruction, Defenses of Washington, till February, 1864.
  • Ordered to Dept. of the Gulf, and at New Orleans, La., till March 2.
  • Ordered to Franklin March 2.
  • Red River Campaign March 10-May 22.
  • Advance from Franklin to Alexandria, La., March 15-26.
  • Battles of Sabine Cross Roads April 8 and Pleasant Hill April 9 (Reserve).
  • At Grand Ecore April 10-22.
  • Cane River Crossing April 23.
  • At Alexandria April 26-May 13.
  • Retreat to Morganza May 13-20.
  • At Morganza till October 16.
  • Ordered to mouth of White River and duty there and at Morganza till December.
  • Ordered to Arkansas December 11.
  • Duty at mouth of White River and at Little Rock, Ark., till June, 1865.
  • Mustered out June 23, and discharged from service July 5, 1865.
  • ROSTERS:

    The composite roster of this regiment contains 292 names.

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    REFERENCES:

    Dyer, Frederick H. - A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion

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