1st New York Light Artillery, Battery E

   

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Note: 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery E served as a mortar battery from June 1864 to January 1865.1

Muster In: Organized at Elmira, N.Y., and mustered in September 13, 1861.2
Muster Out: June 6, 18653

Commander(s):
Captain Angell Matthewson
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Lieutenant James B. Hazelton
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Lieutenant George H. Barse
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army4,5

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  • Weapons: ? (March 31, 1864)6

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

  • Commander: Lieutenant James B. Hazelton (June 30, 1864)9
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army10,11

  • Commander: Lieutenant James B. Hazelton (July 31, 1864)12
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army13

  • Commander: Captain Angell Matthewson (August 31, 1864)14
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  • Note: The 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery E does not appear on a casualty list for units involved in the August 18-21 Battle of Globe Tavern, and does not appear to have been present at the battle.  More research is needed.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

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Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army16

  • Commander: Captain Angell Matthewson (October 31, 1864)17
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  • Note: This battery does not appear to have accompanied the Fifth Corps in the field during the Battle of Boydton Plank Road on October 27-28, 1864 and presumably remained behind in the fortifications.18

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army19

  • Commander: Captain Angell Matthewson (December 31, 1864)20
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Eighth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army21,22

  • Commander: Captain Angell Matthewson (January 31 & February 28, 1865)23,24
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Ninth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army25,26

  • Commander: Lieutenant George H. Barse (March 31, 1865)27
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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.28

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles29:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • In the trenches as a Mortar Battery June, 1864, to January, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault and capture of Petersburg April 2.

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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
    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. 225
    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. 547
    6. The Union Ordnance return for March 31, 1864 lists this unit but shows that no return was ever officially submitted.
    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), p. 225
    8. 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. 547
    9. 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. 547
    10. 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 257
    11. 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 733
    12. 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 733
    13. 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 616: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    14. 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 616: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    15. 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. 1300.
    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 462: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 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 462: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
    18. 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 157: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Boydton Plank Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
    19. 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 1119: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    20. 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 1119: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
    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 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    22. 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 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 1865)
    23. 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 329: “Organization of the Union Forces” (January 31, 1865)
    24. 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 743: “Organization of the Union Forces” (February 28, 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 581: “Return of casualties in the Union Forces commanded by Lieut. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, March 29-April 9, 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 95), page 565: “Organization of the Union Forces” (March 31, 1865)
    28. 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)
    29. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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