Order of Battle – USA Artillery

UNION ARTILLERY AT FIRST BULL RUN *

DEPT OF NORTHEASTERN VIRGINIA:  Brg Gen Irvin McDowell

Maj. William Barry, Chief of Artillery (OR, T)

1st Div:  Br. Gen. Daniel Tyler

Company E, 2nd U.S. Artillery: Capt. J. Howard Carlisle (OR)

  • Two 13-pdr James Rifles: Lt. John M. Wilson (OR)

  • Two 12-pdr Field Howitzers, M1841

  • Two 6-pdr Guns, M1841

Company E, 3rd U.S. Artillery (Sherman’s Battery) (News): Capt. Romeyn B. Ayres (OR)

  • Two 10-pdr Parrott Rifles, M1861

  • Two 12-pdr Field Howitzers, M1841

  • Two 6-pdr Guns, M1841

Company G, 1st U.S. Artillery: Lt. John Edwards (OR)

  • Two 20-pdr Parrott Rifles: Lt. Samuel N. Benjamin (Section attached to Hunt, 7/21/1861)

  • One 30-pdr Parrott Rifle (“Long Tom”): Lt. Peter C. Hains (attached to Carlisle, 7/21/1861)

Company M, 2nd U.S. Artillery: Capt. Henry J. Hunt (OR)

  • Four Light 12-pdr Guns, M1857 (Napoleons)

2nd Div: Col. David Hunter

2nd Rhode Island Battery: Capt. William H. Reynolds

  • Six 13-pdr James Rifles

    • “Sergeant” (PC)

    • Unknown (PC)

Company I, 71st New York Militia: Capt. A. Van Horn Ellis

  • Two 12-pdr Navy Boat Howitzers

3rd Div: Col. Samuel P. Heintzelman

Company I, 1st U.S. Artillery: Capt. James B. Ricketts (W&C) (PC, T1, T2) Lieut. Edmund Kirby (OR)

  • Six 10-pdr Parrott Rifles, M1861

Company D, 5th U.S. Artillery (West Point Battery):Capt. Charles Griffin (OR)

  • Four 10-pdr Parrott Rifles, M1861

  • Two 12-pdr Field Howitzers, M1841

Company D, 2nd U.S. Artillery: Capt. Richard Arnold (OR)

  • Two 13-pdr James Rifles

  • Two 6-pdr Guns, M1841

5th Div: Col. Dixon S. Miles

Company A, 2nd U.S. Artillery: Capt. John C. Tidball

  • Two 12-pdr Field Howitzers, M1841

  • Two 6-pdr Guns, M1841

8th New York Militia Battery: Capt. C. Bookwood

  • Six 6-pdr Guns, M1841

Company G, 2nd U.S. Artillery: Lt. Oliver D. Greene (OR)

  • Four 10-pdr Parrott Rifles, M1861

* Thanks to NPS Museum Specialist Jim Burgess for providing the basis for this page

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