|September||Organized in Washngton D.C. and attached to W. F. Smith’s Division, Army Potomac for duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C.|
|March||Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army Potomac. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula.|
|April 5||Warwick Road|
|April 5-May 4||
Siege of Yorktown
|April 16||Lee’s Mills|
Battle of Williamsburg
|May||Attached to Artillery Brigade, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army Potomac|
|June 25-July 1||
Seven days before Richmond
White Oak Swamp
|August 16-23||Moved to Alexandria|
Battery F was commanded by Lieutenant Leonard Martin. It was armed with four 10-pounder Parrott Rifles and two Napoleons.
From the War Department marker at Antietam:
Early in the morning of the 17th, Battery F, 5th U.S. Artillery, generally known as Ayers’ Battery, moved with Smith’s Division, Sixth Army Corps, from its bivouac in Pleasant Valley near Crampton’s Pass, and, about 12 noon, went into position about 110 yards south of this point on the left of Battery D, 2d U.S. Artillery, and engaged the Confederate Artillery in the woods around the Dunkard Church and in the fields south of it. The fire was continued with intervals, throughout the day, and the Battery remained in substantially the same position until the morning of the 19th.
|October 30-November 19||Movement to Falmouth, Va.|
|January 20-24||“Mud March”|
|April 27-May 6||
|April 29-May 2||Operations at Franklin’s Crossing|
|May 3||Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg|
|June||Lieutenant Martin returned from sick leave to resume command of the battery|
Battery F was commanded by Lieutenant Martin. It was armed with six ten-Pounder Parrotts, was in reserve and suffered no casualties.
From the battery’s monument at Gettysburg:
July 2. Arrived in the afternoon with the Corps and held in reserve.
July 3. Brought up to Ziegler’s Grove in rear of Third Division Second Corps on the repulse of Longstreet’s assault.
|November 7-8||Advance to line of the Rappahannock|
|November 26-December 2||
Mine Run Campaign
|December||At Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to 22nd Army Corps|
|July||Attached to Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, Joined Siege of Petersburg and Richmond, Va. before Petersburg, Va.|
Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
|December 8||Capture of picket line at Dutch Pass|
|March 28-April 2||
Fall of Petersburg and Richmond
|April||Duty at Richmond and in Dept. of Virginia|