1st Regiment, US Artillery (Regular Army)

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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, US Artillery was organized by Battery between January 1861 and March 1861. The batteries served in various places until January 1866.[1]

Batteries E and H were stationed at Fort Sumter in April 1861 when the Confederates fired upon the fort and started the Civil War.[2]

Regimental and Company Histories and Rosters

  • Doubleday, Abner. Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994). FHL fiche 6118549
  • Haskin, William Lawrence. The history of the First Regiment of Artillery: from its organization in 1821, to January 1st, 1876 : to which is added a series of communications from officers, now or formerly of the regiment, giving their personal reminiscences of service with it (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994. 6118550
  • Shinn, Josiah H. Fort Jefferson and its Commander, 1861-1862.(n.pl., n.pub., 1910)
  • Sobieski, John. The life story and personal reminiscences of Col. John Sobieski (a lineal descendant of King John III, of Poland) to which is added his popular lecture "The Republic of Poland". (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994). 6118563

Other Sources

  • The Civil War Archive, 1st Regiment Artillery, United States Regular Army Artillery, Union Regimental Histories, (accessed 9 August 2011), has brief histories of each battery (company) in the regiment including when and where each served.
  • 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 'Florida 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.
  • 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 6 December 2010).
  2. The Civil War Archive, 1st Regiment Artillery, United States Regular Army Artillery, Union Regimental Histories, (accessed 9 August 2011).