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Battery H of the 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery lost 1 enlisted man killed and 18 enlisted men to disease.

1861
August Organized at Philadelphia under Captain James Brady and First Lieutenants Frank Amsden and William Park.
August 5 Ordered to Washington, D.C. and attached to Defenses of Washington
October Attached to Buell’s Division, Army Potomac
1862
March Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac
March 10-15 Advance on Manassas, Va.
March 12 Andrew Fagan promoted to first lieutenant and Second Lieutenant Thomas Thornton died at Washington
April Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula.
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May 31-June 1 Battle of Fair Oaks (Seven Pines)
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 28-29 Bottom’s Bridge
June 30 Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July At Harrison’s Landing. Private Edwin Harvey died on the Peninsula.
July 19 Captain Brady promoted to major.
August 1 First Lieutenant Andrew Fagan promoted to captain
August 16 Moved to Yorktown, Va. and assigned to Department of Virginia, Yorktown
November 12 First Lieutenant Frank Amsden promoted to captain of Battery E
December 29 William McLaughlan promoted to first lieutenant
1863
January 23 Private Samuel Nagle died at Yorktown
February Private William McLaughlin died at Yorktown and Private William Donnelly was executed by sentence of the Military Commission
March 2 Private Charles Clark was executed by sentence of the Military Commission
June Ordered to Washington, D.C.
July 1 Arrived Washington D.C.
July 1-4 March to Gettysburg
July Return to Washington, and duty at Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps,
October 12 First Lieutenant McLaughlan resigned
1864
May Garrison duty at Fort Whipple assigned to 1st Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, 22nd Corps
May 25 Second Lieutenant Joseph Cogan promoted to first lieutenant
June 22 Provate Bartholomew Allen died at Washington
July 27 First Lieutenant Cogan discharged
September 19 Second Lieutenant Lord Richards promoted to first lieutenant
September Private Samuel Boyd died in Philadelphia
November 12 Private Charles Hentis died at Great Falls, Maryland
December At Fort Marcy
1865
February Outpost duty at Edward’s Ferry, Md.
March 8 Second Lieutenant Horace Templeton promoted to first lieutenant
May 1 Captain Fagan dismissed
June 5 First Lieutenant Lord Richards promoted to captain
June 27 Mustered out under Captain Richards, First Lieutenant Horace Templeton