1st Regiment Light Artillery (Union)


BATTERY "A"
DAUM'S LIGHT ARTILLERY

 


The West Virginia 1st Light Artillery Regiment, Battery A was organized at Wheeling, W. Va., and mustered in June 28, 1861.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Attached to Army of Occupation, W. Va., to September, 1861.
  • Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to January, 1862.
  • Landers' Division, Army Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • Shields' 2nd Division. Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862.
  • Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. Slough's Command, Defences of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863.
  • Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. Maryland Heights, 2nd Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of West Virginia, to April, 1864.
  • Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to October, 1864.
  • 1st Separate Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to July, 1865.
  • OFFICERS:

    SERVICE:

  • At Elkwater till October, 1861.
  • Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17.
  • Action at Cheat Mountain September 11.
  • Cheat Mountain Pass September 12.
  • Point Mountain Turnpike and Elkwater September 12.
  • Greenbrier River October 3-4.
  • At Romney till January, 1862.
  • Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6. Hanging Rock, Blue's Gap, January 7.
  • At Paw Paw Tunnel till March.
  • Advance on Winchester March 7-12.
  • Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, March 22-23.
  • Cedar Mountain March 25.
  • Woodstock April 1.
  • Edenburg April 2.
  • Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17.
  • March to Fredericksburg May 12-22, and to Front Royal May 25-30.
  • Front Royal May 30.
  • Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till July, 1863.
  • Ordered to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., thence to Charlestown.
  • Expedition to near New Market November 15-18.
  • Mt. Jackson November 16.
  • Wells' demonstration up the Shenandoah Valley December 10-25.
  • Duty at Harper's Ferry, Charlestown and Martinsburg till May, 1864.
  • At Maryland Heights till October 17.
  • Moved to Parkersburg October 17. Duty at Parkersburg, Charlestown and in the Kanawha Valley till July, 1865.
  • Mustered out July 27, 1865.
  • ROSTERS:

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    REFERENCES:

  • Crute Units of the Confederate States Army
  • Sifakis, Stewart Compendium of the Cofederate Armies
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