The 1st Heavy Artillery Battalion was organized at Wilmington, North Carolina during the late spring of 1863 with four companies. It surrendered with the Army of Tennessee.
McRae, Alexander - Major Assignments:
Throughout the war the battalion served in North Carolina and saw action at Fort Fisher and Fort Anderson. In March, 1865, the few remaining men were assigned to Hagood's Brigade as infantry.
Carolinas Campaign Rosters:
The roster of this unit contains the names of 2613 men.
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