1st New York Light Artillery, Battery L

   

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Muster In: Organized at Rochester, N.Y., September, 1861. Moved to Elmira, N.Y., and mustered in November 17, 1861.1
Muster Out: June 17, 18652

Commander(s):
Lieutenant George Breck
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Lieutenant Charles L. Anderson
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army3,4

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  • Weapons: 6 x 3-inch Ordnance Rifles (March 31, 1864)5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Lieutenant George Breck (June 30, 1864)8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Lieutenant Charles L. Anderson (July 31, 1864)11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army12,13

  • Commander: Lieutenant Charles L. Anderson (August 31, 1864)14
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | V Corps | Army of the Potomac | Union Army15

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Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles16:

  • Before Petersburg June 16-18.
  • Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865.
  • Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864.
  • Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run, February 5-7, 1865.
  • Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
  • Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
  • Pursuit of Lee April 3-9.

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. 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
    4. 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
    5. Volume 3 (Ordnance Returns for the First Quarter, January-March, 1864); 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery L Entry, Page 131; 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.
    6. 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
    7. 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
    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 1 (Serial Number 80), page 257
    10. 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
    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 XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 616: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
    13. 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 125: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (August 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. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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