1st Regiment Light Artillery (Union)


BATTERY "B"
KEEPER'S LIGHT ARTILLERY

 


The West Virginia 1st Light Artillery Regiment, Battery B was organized at Ceredo October 1, 1861.

ASSIGNMENTS:

  • Attached to Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, W. Va., to January, 1862.
  • Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • Artillery, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862.
  • Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862.
  • Military District of Washington, D. C., to January, 1863.
  • Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps Middle Department, to February, 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, to May, 1863.
  • 4th Separate Brigade, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863.
  • Averill's 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of West Virginia, to April, 1864.
  • Artillery, 1st Cavalry, Division of West Virginia, to February, 1865.
  • OFFICERS:

    SERVICE:

  • At Romney till January, 1862, and at Paw Paw Tunnel till March.
  • Advance on Winchester, Va., March 7-12.
  • Battle of Kernstown-Winchester, March 22-23.
  • Occupation of Mount Jackson and New Market April 17.
  • March to Fredericksburg May 12-22, and to Front Royal May 25-30.
  • Front Royal May 30.
  • Ordered to Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., and duty in the Defences of that city and in Railroad District, 8th Corps, Middle Department, till January, 1863.
  • Action at Faquier, White Sulphur Springs, Va., August 27, 1862.
  • Duty at Winchester, Va., January to May, 1863.
  • Ordered to Grafton, W. Va., May 10.
  • Moved to Beverly, Buckhannon, Clarksburg, Parkersburg and Weston, arriving at Grafton June 17.
  • Moved to New Creek and Phillippi July 1 and to Cumberland, Md., July 7; to Fairview July 12.
  • Averill's Raid through Hardy, Pendleton, Highland, Bath, Greenbrier and Pocahontas Counties August 5-31.
  • Jackson River August 25.
  • Rocky Gap, near White Sulphur Springs, August 26-27.
  • Averill's Raid from Beverly against Lewisburg and the Virginia & Tennessee Railroad November 1-17.
  • Mill Point, Pocahontas County, November 5.
  • Engagement at Droop Mountain November 6.
  • At Beverly and Martinsburg till May, 1864.
  • Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 26-July 1.
  • Piedmont, Mount Crawford, June 5.
  • Buffalo Gap June 6.
  • Occupation of Staunton June 6.
  • Diamond Hill June 17.
  • Lynchburg June 17-18.
  • Catawba Mountains June 21.
  • Leetown July 3.
  • About Harper's Ferry July 4-7.
  • Near Hillsborough July 15-16.
  • Snicker's Ferry July 17-18.
  • Ashby's Gap and Berry's Ford July 19.
  • Ashby's Gap July 23.
  • Battle of Kernstown, Winchester, July 24.
  • Bunker Hill and Martinsburg July 25.
  • Duty in District of Harper's Ferry till December.
  • Consolidated with Battery "E," West Virginia Light Artillery, December 31, 1864.
  • ROSTERS:

    BIBLIOGRAPHY:

    REFERENCES:

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