Pennsylvania Independent Battery C lost 1 officer and 2 enlisted men killed and 21 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.
|November 6||Organized at Pittsburgh under Captain James Thompson and Lieutenants John P. Barry and James Stephenson as the Second Maryland Battery, with men from western Pennsylvania and Maryland.|
|November||Moved to Washington, D.C. Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Military District of Washington|
|May||Attached to Ord’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock. By this time Captain Thompson had successfully lobbied to change the name of the battery to “Thompson’s Independent Pennsylvania Battery.”|
|May-August||Duty at Front Royal, Catlett’s Station, Warrenton and Waterloo|
|June||Attached to 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia|
Battle of Cedar Mountain
|August 10-September 2||Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia|
|August 12||Crooked Run|
|August 21-23||Fords of the Rappahannock|
|August 28||Thoroughfare Gap|
Second Battle of Bull Run
Battle of Chantilly
|September 6-24||Maryland Campaign. Attached to 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|September-October||Duty at Sharpsburg, Md.|
|October 30-November 19||Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
Battle of Fredericksburg
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|February-April||At Falmouth and Belle Plains|
|April 27-May 6||Chancellorsville Campaign|
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek|
|April 29-30||Fitzhugh’s Crossing|
|May||The State of Pennsylvania officially changed the name of the battery to “Independent Battery C”|
|June||Attached to 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac.|
|June 3||The survivors of Captain Hampton’s Pennsylvania Independent Battery F were combined with Battery C, under Captain Thompson’s command.|
|June 11-July 24||Gettysburg Campaign|
The combined batteries were commanded by Captain James Thompson. They brought six Ordnance rifles to the field.
From the monument:
From June 3 1863 to March 25th 1864 Batteries C&F served as a consolidated battery.
July 2. Occupied this position from about 5 to 6 O’Clock p.m. July 3rd. In position on right of First Volunteer Brigade Reserve Artillery and engaged the enemy.
Present at Gettysburg (Consolidated Battery C&F) 105 officers and men. Died of wounds 1 man. Wounded 3 officers and 7 men. Captured or missing 3 men. Total loss 14.
|September 13-17||Advance to line of the Rapidan|
|October 9-22||Bristoe Campaign|
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|November 26-December 2||Mine Run Campaign|
|February 6-7||Demonstration on the Rapidan at Morton’s Ford|
|March||Separated from Pennsylvania Independent Battery F and ordered to Defenses of Washington and duty at Camp Barry and in Defenses of Washington South of the Potomac, 22nd Army Corps|