United States Regiments & Batteries > Rhode Island

The 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery C lost 19 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 8 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Providence
August 25 Mustered in
August 31 Left State for Washington, D.C.
September Duty at Camp Sprague, Defenses of Washington attached to Porter’s Division, Army of the Potomac
October At Hall’s and Munson’s Hills
March Assigned to Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 10-16 Advance on Manassas, Va.
March 16-23 Moved to Alexandria, then to Fortress Monroe, Va.
April 4 Action at Howard’s Bridge
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac
May 27 Hanover C. H.
May 27-29 Operations about Hanover C. H.
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26 Battle of Mechanicsville
June 27 Gaines’ Mill
June 30 Turkey Bridge and Malvern Cliff
July 1 Malvern Hill
July At Harrison’s Landing
July 21 Captain Weeden resigned. Lieutenant Richard Waterman took command of the battery
July 25 Lieutenant Richard Waterman promoted to captain.
August 16-28 Movement to Fortress Monroe, then to Centreville
August 30 Battle of Bull Run
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)

Captain Waterman commanded the battery, which had 6 Napoleons.

September 19 Shepherdstown
September At Sharpsburg
October 30- November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 “Mud March”
Fenruary At Falmouth, Va.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May Assigned to 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 5-13 Operations at Franklin’s Crossing
June Attached to Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac
July 2-4 Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.
July-August At Warrenton, Va.
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Rappahannock Station
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
December At Brandy Station
May-June Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 Line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 16-18 Before Petersburg
June 16-July 9 Siege of Petersburg
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
June 9-11 Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 11-12 Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington
August to November Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign
September 19
Battle of Opequan (Third Battle of Winchester)

Commanded by Lieutenant Jacob H. Lamb.

September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October Duty at Winchester and Kernstown
November At Camp Barry, 22nd Corps, Dept. Washington
December 23 Consolidated with Battery G, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery