New Jersey Light Artillery, 3rd Battery (C)

   

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Muster In: September 11, 18631
Muster Out: June 19, 18652

Commander(s):
Bvt. Major Christian Woerner
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Lieutenant Julius G. Tuerk
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Unit was at White House Landing, York River until June 22, 1864.

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  • Weapons: 6 x 12-lb. Napoleons (March 31, 1864)3

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4,5

  • Commander: Captain Christian Woerner (June 30, 1864)6
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  • Note: Unit moved to Charles City Court House on June 22, 1864 and joined the Artillery Brigade of the Second Corps on June 29, 1865.

Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army7,8

  • Commander: Captain Christian Woerner (July 31, 1864)9
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Captain Christian Woerner (August 31, 1864)12
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army14

  • Commander: Captain Christian Woerner (October 31, 1864)15
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Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16

  • Commander: Brevet Major Christian Woerner (December 31, 1864)17
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army18,19

  • Commander:
    • Brevet Major Christian Woerner (January 31, 1865)20
    • Lieutenant Julius G. Tuerk (February 28, 1865)21
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | II Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army22,23,24

  • Commander: Brevet Major Christian Woerner (March 31, 1865)25
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  • Note: Temporarily attached to the Artillery Reserve during the Ninth Offensive but was detached in the field and serving with Ninth Corps.26
  • Note: This unit is listed in the casualty returns for the Battle of Fort Stedman, March 25, 1865, implying it was present during the battle.27

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles28:

  • Guard rebel prisoners until May 24.
  • Moved to Port Royal, thence to White House Landing, York River, May 24-June 4.
  • Repulse of attack at White House June 20.
  • Charles City Court House June 22.
  • Joined 2nd Army Corps at Petersburg June 29.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 29, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Demonstration north of the James July 27-29, 1864.
  • Deep Bottom July 27-28.
  • Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
  • Strawberry Plains August 14-18.
  • Ream’s Station August 25.
  • In lines before Petersburg at Fort Hell until October 1.
  • At Battery 16 and Fort Alexander Hays until November 22.
  • At Fort Haskell until January 31, 1865
  • At Forts Sedgwick and Hascall until April 2.
  • Actions at Fort Sedgwick September 30, 1864.
  • Battery 16 October 3-12.
  • Fort Hascall November 27 and March 29, 1865.
  • Fort Sedgwick April 1-2.
  • Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 5-9.
  • At Ford’s Station April 7-14
  • At Wilson’s Station until April 20.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

    Sources:

    1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    3. Volume 3 (Ordnance Returns for the First Quarter, January-March, 1864); 3rd Battery New Jersey Light Artillery Entry, Page 141; Summary Statements of Quarterly Returns of Ordnance and Ordnance Stores on Hand in Regular and Volunteer Army Organizations, 1862-1867, 1870-1876. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M1281, Roll 1); Records of the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, 1797-1969, Record Group 156; National Archives Building, Washington, D.C.: Not many returns exist for June 30, 1864, and none exist past that, so I’ve made the decision to include the March 31, 1864 ordnance return data in the absence of better information.  I’ll add more immediate reports of tube numbers and types as they are found.
    4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 222
    5. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 545
    6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 545
    7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 254
    8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 731
    9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 731
    10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 130: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 1864)”
    12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 614: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    13. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1299.
    14. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 460: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    16. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1117: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 327: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 741: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    20. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 327: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 2 (Serial Number 96), page 741: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 565: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    23. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 71: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    24. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 581: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 1865”
    25. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 565: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    26. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 95), page 565: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    27. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLVI, Part 1 (Serial Number 96), page 71: “Return of Casualties in the Union forces at Fort Stedman… (March 25, 1865)”
    28. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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