United States Regiments & Batteries > Illinois

The 1st Illinois Light Artillery, Battery L lost 1 officer and 10 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

February 22 Mustered in at Chicago, Ill.
February-June Duty at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., guarding prisoners
June 14 Ordered to Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
June 24 To New Creek
June-July Duty at New Creek, Petersburg, Romney, Cumberland, Md., Harper’s Ferry and other points in West Virginia guarding the line of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Attached to Railroad District, Mountain Dept., West Virginia.
July Attached to Railroad District, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept.
September Attached to Railroad District, West Virginia
October 29 Action at Ridgville Road, near Petersburg
November 9 South Fork of the Potomac River
January Attached to Defenses Upper Potomac
March Attached to 5th Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps
April 25-27 Expedition to relief of Phillippi and Grafton
June Attached to Mulligan’s Brigade, Scammon’s Division, West Virginia
September 4 Petersburg Gap
December Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, West Virginia
December 31 to January 5 Operations in Hampshire and Hardy Counties, W. Va.
April Attached to Reserve Division, Harper’s Ferry, W. Va.
August 1 Folck’s Mills, Attack on Cumberland, Md.
August 4 New Creek
September 27 to November 15 1 Section at Grafton
November 6-8 Expedition from New Creek to Moorefield
November 27-28 Moorefield, near New Creek
January Attached to 3rd Division, West Virginia
April Attached to 2nd Division, West Virginia
July 10 Mustered out