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Brief History

Several batteries were formed at various times between September 1, 1861 and June 1862. Served until various dates up to August 1865.[1]

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.


BATTERY "A," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to January, 1862. Dept. of Alabama to August, 1865.

BATTERY "B," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Organized at St. Louis, Mo., September 1, 1861. Reserve Artillery, Dept. of the Gulf, to September, 1864.

BATTERY "C," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Original Battery "C" disbanded September, 1861. Reorganized from Mann's Independent Battery Missouri Light Artillery August, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. Cumberland, to July, 1865.

BATTERY "D," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Attached to 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, District of Cairo, February, 1862. Artillery, Huntsvile, Ala., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865.

BATTERY "E," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY ("COLE'S")
Left St. Louis, Mo., for Jefferson City, Mo., September 29, 1861. Artillery, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps, Army Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864.

BATTERY "E," 1st ARTILLERY REORGANIZED
Reorganized September 14, 1864, from Segebarth's Battery "C," Pennsylvania Artillery, Mississippi Marine Brigade. Mustered out January 1, 1865.

BATTERY "F," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY, ("MURPHEY'S"). to January, 1862.
District of Central Missouri to June, 1862. District Southern Alabama, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

BATTERY "G," 1st REGTMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY ("HESCOCK'S")
Attached to Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. Cumberland, to July, 1865.

BATTERY "H," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Attached to Dept. Missouri, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dist. Cairo, to March, 1862. Artillery Brigade, 15th Army Corps, to June 1865.

UNION MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS. BATTERY "I," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Original Battery disbanded January, 1862, having served at St. Louis, Mo. Battery reorganized August, 1862, from Buell's Independent Battery Light Artillery. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.

BATTERY "K," 1st REGIMENT LIGHT ARTILLERY
Attached to Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to August, 1865.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier or sailor. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in 'Missouri 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.
  • Missouri in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Missouri, 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 4 January 2011).

 

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