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Brief History

This regiment was organized at Wilmington, Delaware, August 30, 1862. It mustered out June 23, and discharged from service July 5, 1865. [1] Also known as 1st Delaware Light Artillery.[2]

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

Nield's Independent Battery - many man from New Castle County. 2 rosters: Roster (more information) Roster (a little less information).

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 292 men on its roster for this unit. Roster. This unit is listed under 'UDENIELYAL'.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Delaware in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Delaware in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Delaware, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.


References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 20 December 2010).
  2. Delaware Public Archives, Volunteers Service Records, 1861-1864,Roster of Light Artillery, Delaware Volunteers, (accessed 27 March 2012).

 

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