Battery H, 1st Artillery Regiment (Light)
Mustered in: October 10, 1861
Mustered out: June 19,1865
THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM NEW YORK IN THE WAR OF THE REBELLION, 1ST ED. FREDERICK PHISTERER. ALBANY: J. B. LYON COMPANY, 1912.
Battery H, Capt. Joseph Spratt, recruited principally at Watertown and Lowville, and mustered in the United States service October 10, 1861, at Elmira, received in June, 1862, Lieutenant Ritchie and some of the men of Battery A by transfer. It served at and near Washington, D. C., from November, 1861; in Casey's Division, 4th Corps, Army of Potomac, from March, 1862; at Gloucester Point, Va., in 4th Corps, from August, 1862; at Yorktown in the Department of Virginia, 4th Corps, from September, 1862; at Washington, D. C., in 22d Corps, from July, 1863; in the Artillery Brigade, 1st Corps, Army of Potomac, from September, 1863; and in the Artillery Brigade, 5th Corps, from March, 1864. It was honorably discharged and mustered out, under Capt. Chas. E. Mink, June 19, 1865, at Elmira.
THE FOLLOWING IS TAKEN FROM THE UNION ARMY: A HISTORY OF MILITARY AFFAIRS IN THE LOYAL STATES, 1861-65 -- RECORDS OF THE REGIMENTS IN THE UNION ARMY -- CYCLOPEDIA OF BATTLES -- MEMOIRS OF COMMANDERS AND SOLDIERS, VOLUME II: NEW YORK, MARYLAND, WEST VIRGINIA AND OHIO. MADISON, WI: FEDERAL PUB. CO., 1908.
Battery H, Capt. Joseph Spratt. recruited at Watertown and Lowville, was mustered into the U. S. service on Oct. 10, 1861, at Elmira, and in June, 1862, received some of the members of battery A by transfer. It served at Washington with the regiment during the winter of 1861-62; in the Peninsular campaign with Casey's division, 4th corps; was stationed at Gloucester Point during Aug., 1862; at Yorktown from Sept., 1862, to July, 1863; at Washington, in the 22nd corps, from July to Sept., 1863; during the remainder of 1863 it served with the artillery brigade, 1st corps; and from March, 1864, with the artillery brigade. 5th corps. It took part in the siege of Yorktown and the battles of Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Seven Days' battles, Baltimore cross-roads, the Mine Run campaign. Wilderness, Spottsylvania, the North Anna, Totopotomy, Bethesda Church, the assault on Petersburg in June, 1864, Weldon railroad, Poplar Grove Church, Hatcher's run, Hicksford raid. Fort Stedman, White Oak ridge, Five Forks, the fall of Petersburg and Appomattox Court House. The battery had 7 men killed in action and lost 10 who died of disease and other causes, a total of 17. It was finally mustered out at Elmira, June 19, 1865, under Capt. Charles E. Mink.