Unit History – Battery G, 1st U. S. Artillery

17 03 2022

Stationed at Fort Pickens, Fla., January to May 1861. Moved to Fort Hamilton, N. Y. Harbor May 13-26, thence to Washington, D. C, July 8. At Arlington Heights, Va., till July 16. Attached to Richardson’s Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861. Richardson’s Brigade, Division Potomac, to October, 1861. Artillery Reserve Army Potomac (temporarily attached to Batteries “E” and “K,” 1st Artillery, February, 1862), to May 1862. 2nd Potomac, Brigade, to September, Artillery Reserve, 1862. Artillery, 5th Army Corps,’ Army 2nd Division 5th Army Corps, to October, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 2nd Regular Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army Potomac to June, 1864.

SERVICE. — Reconnoissance from Alexandria on Fairfax, Richmond and Mt. Vernon Roads July 14. Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21. Occupation of Fairfax Court House July 17. Blackburn’s Ford July 18. Battle of Bull Run July 21. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C, till March, 1862. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Fair Oaks, Seven Pines, May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 26-July 1. Golding’s Farm June 27. Savage Station and Peach Orchard June 29. White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30. Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison’s Landing till August 16. Moved to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Pope’s Campaign in Virginia August 28-September 2. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Crampton’s Pass September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Shepherdstown Ford September 19-20. At Sharpsburg, Md., till October 30. Movement to Falmouth October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 11-15. At Falmouth till April, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-6. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Aldie June 17. Middleburg June 19. Upperville June 20-21. Ashby’s Gap June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Shepherdstown July 16. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Custer’s Raid into Albemarle County February 28-March 1. Near Charlottesville February 29. Stannardsville March 1. Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 5. Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-21. Milford Station May 21. Chesterfield May 23. North Anna May 23-26. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Machump’s Creek May 31. Cold Harbor June 1-5. Sharp’s Farm June 3. Moved to Washington, D. C, June 18, and garrison duty at Forts Willard and Strong, Defences of Washington, 22nd Corps, to October, 1865.

From Frederick Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, p. 1695