Pennsylvania Independent Battery D lost 1 officer and 2 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 21 enlisted men to disease in the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Antietam.
|Recruited in Berks and Bucks Counties and organized at Doylestown under Captain George W. Durell and First Lieutenants Lemueal Greis and Howward McIlvaine|
|September 24||Mustered in|
|November 5||Left State for Washington, D.C., where it was armed with four 10-pound Parrott Rifles and equipment for six guns.|
|November||Duty at Kalorama Heights, Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to McDowell’s Division, Army of the Potomac|
|November 14||At East Capital Hill|
|December 18||At Munson’s Hill. Two additional Parrott Rifles were added,|
|March 10-15||Advance on Manassas, Va. assigned to 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac||
|April 9-19||McDowell’s advance to Falmouth assigned to King’s Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock|
|April 18||Capture of Fredericksburg|
|May 29-June 21||Expedition to Thoroughfare Gap and operations against Jackson|
|June||At Falmouth, Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia|
|August 16-September 2||Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia, assigned to Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
In action for the first time, firing about 40 rounds.
|August 22-23||Near Warrenton supporting Buford’s Cavalry.|
|August 27||Kettle Run or Bristoe Station|
Stationed to the right and front of the Stone Hospital until the end of the day, when the advancing enemy dismounted one gun, killed 2 horses and and wounded one man, The battery was pulled back, and retired to Centreville.
One of only two batteries engaged
|September 2||Refitted from Washington Arsenal|
The battery was armed with four 10-pounder Parrott Rifles.
Fired around 250 rounds, silencing and driving off an enemy battery
After crossing Burnside’s Bridge the battery was engaged for over two hours, and was withdrawn when its ammunition was exhausted. Three enlisted men were wounded, and Private John Sherwood died of his wounds.
|September-October||At Pleasant Valley|
|Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
Warrenton or Sulphur Springs
Lieutenant McIlvaine was mortally wounded and one enlisted man badly wounded. Fired over 300 rounds.
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|February 7||Moved to Newport News|
|March 23-April 1||To Cynthiana, Ky. and assigned to the Army of the Ohio|
|April||At Paris, Mt. Sterling, Richmond, Lancaster, Crab Orchard and Stanford, Ky.|
|June 3-14||Movement to Vicksburg, Miss. and transferred to the Army of the Tennessee|
|June 15-July 4||Siege of Vicksburg|
|July 5-10||Advance on Jackson, Miss.|
|July 10-17||Siege of Jackson|
|August 6-22||Moved to Covington, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio. The battery had suffered heavily in the Vicksburg campaign, losing ten men dead of disease, with another 40 in the hospital, and the loss of half of its horses. Only 20-30 men were fit for duty,|
|November 12-16||Moved to Johnson’s Island, Lake Erie, Ohio to repel threatened raid to release prisoners, then returning to Covington.|
|March 21-26||Moved to Annapolis, Md. Recruited to full strength, re-equipped, and assigned to Artillery, 4th Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac|
|May 4-June 16||Guarding supply trains through the Wilderness and to James River|
|June 16-18||Siege of Petersburg begins|
|June 29||Provate Daniel Armel died at City Point, Virginia of wounds received at Petersburg|
|July 30||Mine Explosion, Petersburg|
|August 25||Ream’s Station, Weldon Railroad|
|September 30-October 1||Peeble’s Farm, Poplar Grove Church|
|September 23||Captain Durell and other old members mustered out. Lieutenant Rhoads promoted to captain and took command of the battery.|
|April 2||Assault on and fall of Petersburg|
|April 20||Moved to City Point|
|April 25-27||To Alexandria|
|May 23||Grand Review|
|June 13||Mustered out|