United States Regiments & Batteries > Rhode Island

The 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery G lost 2 officers and 10 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 18 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

December Organized at Providence
December 7 Left State for Washington, D.C.
December Duty at Camp Sprague, Defenses of Washington, D.C. Attached to Sedgwick’s Division, Army of the Potomac
January 3 Moved to Darnestown, then to Poolesville, Md.
February At Edward’s Ferry
March At Bolivar Heights. Attached to Reserve Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 26-April 2 Moved to Washington, D.C., thence to the Virginia Peninsula
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 31-June 1 Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 29 Peach Orchard and Savage Station
June 30 Charles City Cross Roads and Glendale
July 1 Malvern Hill
July At Harrison’s Landing
July 22 Captain Weeden resigned.
July 25 Lieutenant Richard Waterman was promoted to captain.
August 16-28 Movement to Alexandria
August 28-31 March to Fairfax C. H.
August 31-
September 2
Cover retreat of Pope’s army from Bull Run to Washington, D.C.
September 10 Assigned to 2nd Corps, 2nd Division
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg)

The battery was commanded by Captain Charles D. Owen. It went into action with 135 men and six 3″ Ordnance Rifles, and lost 5 men wounded.

September 22 Moved to Harper’s Ferry
October 30-
November 18
Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va. attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army Potomac
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February At Falmouth
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May Attached to 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac
May 3 Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4 Salem Heights
May 4 Banks’ Ford
June 5-13 Franklin’s Crossing
July Attached to Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac
July 2-4 Battle of Gettysburg
The battery was in reserve and not engaged.
July 5 Near Fairfield
July 10-13 Funkstown, Md.
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 Rapidan Campaign
May 5-7 Battle of the Wilderness
May 8-21 Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12 Battle of Cold Harbor
June 17-18 Before Petersburg
June 16 Siege of Petersburg begins
June 22-23 Jerusalem Plank Road
July 9-12 Moved to Washington, D.C.
July 12 Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington
July 17-18 Snicker’s Ferry
August – November Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Attached to Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division
September 2 Captain Waterman and most of the three year men from the battery mustered out.
September 19 Battle of Opequan (Third Battle of Winchester)
Commanded by Captain George W. Adams
September 22 Battle of Fisher’s Hill
September 23-24 Mount Jackson
October 19 Battle of Cedar Creek
October Duty at Winchester and Kernstown
November Moved to Washington, D.C., and refit. Assiagned to Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
December Moved to Petersburg, Va. and assigned to Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
December Siege of Petersburg
March 25 Fort Fisher, Petersburg
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6 Sailor’s Creek
April 7 High Bridge and Farmville
April 9 Appomattox C. H. Surrender of Lee and his army.
June 24 Mustered out