Ahl's Battery, Delaware Heavy Artillery (Union)

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Brief History

Ahl's Battery was organized at Fort Delaware July 27, 1863. It mustered out July 25, 1865. [1] It was officially known as the 1st Delaware Heavy Artillery.[2]This source open to the following name. 'UDEAHLSYAH'

 The Wikipedia article for Ahl's Battery  (accessed 27 February 2013) has more information and sources.

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.


Embraced a battery at Fort Delaware, whose members were ex-Confederates who had taken the oath of allegience to the Union.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 385 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

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. Wikipedia contributors, Ahl's Heavy Artillery Company, (accessed 27 March 2012).