Unit History, Battery D, 5th U. S. Artillery (West Point Battery)

21 06 2022

Attached to Stone’s Expedition, June, 1861. 1st Brig. 2d Div. Army of N. E. Virginia, to August, 1861. W. F. Smith’s Brigade Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861. Attached to Porter’s Division, Army Potomac, October, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Consolidated with Battery “G” November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1865. Dept. of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to –

SERVICE.— Rockville Expedition June 10-July 7, 1861. Advance to Manassas, Va., July 16-21, Battle of Bull Run, July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington till March, 1862. Lewinsville, Va., September 11, 1861. Reconnoissance to Lewinsville September 25. Edward’s Ferry October 22. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Howard’s Mills April 4. Warwick Road April 5. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Hanover Court House May 27. Operations about Hanover Court House May 27-29. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Mechanicsburg June 26. Gaines Mill June 27. Turkey Bridge June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 16-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19. Reconnoissance to Smithfield, W. Va., October 16-17. Kearneysville and Shepherdstown October 16-17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. Expedition from Potomac Creek to Richards and Ellis Fords, Rappahannock River, December 29-30. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Rappahannock Station November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. At Camp Barry, Washington, D. C., till March, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania Court House May 8-21; North Anna River May 22-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Weldon Railroad August 18-21, 1864. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Junction of Quaker and Boydton Roads and Lewis’ Farm March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Battle of Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D. C., May. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington, D. C., till –

From Frederick Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, p. 1707



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