United States Regiments & Batteries > New Hampshire

Battery A of the 1st New Hampshire Artillery lost 6 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 6 enlisted men to disease. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Manchester
September 21 Mustered in
November 1 Left State for Washington, D.C. Duty at Munson’s Hill, Defenses of Washington, D.C., attached to McDowell’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Attached to 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
March 16-April 9 Camp at Upton’s Hill.
April 4 Attached to King’s Division, Department of the Rappahannock
April 9-18 Advance on Falmouth, Va.
April 18 Occupation of Fredericksburg
May 25-29 McDowell’s advance on Richmond
June 1-21 Operations against Jackson. Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Corps, Army of Virginia
July Duty at Falmouth
July 28 At Fredericksburg
August 5-8 Expedition to Fredericks Hall and Spotsylvania Court House
August 5-6 Thornburg Mills
August 16-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 22 Rappahannock Station
August 26 Sulphur Springs
August 29
Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September-October Maryland Campaign. Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam
October 30-
November 19
Movement to Falmouth, Va.
November 2-3 Union
December 11-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Belle Plains
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May Attached to 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
April 29-May 2 Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek
April 29-30 Fitzhugh’s Crossing
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
July 2-4
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Frederick M. Edgell. It brought 111 men to the field serving 4 Ordnance Rifles and lost three men wounded

From the monument:

On this location Edgell’s 1st New Hampshire Battery, Light Artillery, fired three hundred and fifty-three rounds of ammunition July 2nd and 3rd, 1863.

July 12-18 Funkstown, Md.
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Kelly’s Ford
November 8 Brandy Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
November 27 Payne’s Farm
December At Brandy Station
March Attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
May 3-June 12 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

Commanded by Captain Frederick M. Edgell

May 8-21
Spotsylvania Court House
May 10 Po River
May 12 Assault on the Salient, “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Cold Harbor
June 16-19 First Assault on Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 27-28 Deep Bottom
July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg (Reserve)
August 13-20 Demonstration north of the James
August 14-18 Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom
August 20-30 Duty in the trenches before Petersburg
September 1-7 At Fort Hill
September 7 At Battery 18
September 28 Non-Veterans mustered out
October 22 Duty in the trenches before Petersburg
November 5 Battery attached to 1st New Hampshire Heavy Artillery as Company M but remained detached as a Light Battery in the field.
March 28 Appomattox Campaign
March 30-31
White Oak Road
April 2 Sutherland Station and fall of Petersburg
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7
Farmville and High Bridge
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May 1-12 Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 9 Mustered out