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"CELERITAS ET ACCURATIO"
(Speed and Accuracy)


Background of the 3rd US Artillery, Battery E

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ASSIGNMENTS:

At Washington, D.C., May, 1861.

  • Attached to Sherman's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army, Northeast Virginia, to August, 1861.
  • Sherman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac, to October, 1861.
  • Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1861.
  • W. T. Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps to April, 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South, to July, 1862.
  • District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to September, 1862.
  • United States Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to June, 1863.
  • United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to July, 1863.
  • United States Forces, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to January, 1864.
  • Artillery, Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, 10th Army Corps, to February, 1864.
  • Artillery, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864.
  • Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, to May, 1864.
  • Artillery, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, to June, 1864.
  • Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, to August, 1864.
  • Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to December, 1864.
  • Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps, to January, 1865.
  • Artillery, 3rd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865.
  • Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina.

    SERVICE:

  • Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va., May 24, 1861
  • Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21, 1861
  • Blackburn's Ford July 18, 1861
  • Battle of Bull Run July 21, 1861
  • Expedition to Port Royal, S. C., October 21-November 7, 1861
  • Bombardment and capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor, November 7, 1861
  • Duty at Hilton Head, S.C., until February, 1862
  • Expedition to Florida February 25-March 5, 1862
  • At Hilton Head, S, C., until May, 1862
  • Operations on James Island, S.C., June 1-28, 1862
  • Action on James Island June 10, 1862
  • Battle of Secessionville June 16, 1862
  • At Hilton Head, S.C., until October, 1862
  • Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C., October 21-23, 1862
  • Action at Pocotaligo October 22, 1862
  • At Hilton Head, S.C., until June, 1863, 1862
  • Moved to Folly Island, S.C. Attack on Morris Island, S.C., July 10, 1862
  • Operations on Morris Island against Forts Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumter and Charleston July 10-September 7, 1862
  • Assault on Fort Wagner July 18, 1862
  • Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg September 7, 1862
  • Operations on Morris and Folly Islands against Charleston until January, 1864
  • Expedition to Florida February 5-7, 1864
  • Expedition from Jacksonville to Lake City, Fla., February 8-22, 1864
  • Battle of Olustee February 20, 1864
  • Duty at Jacksonville until April, 1864
  • Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 5-28, 1864
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7, 1864
  • Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30, 1864
  • Darbytown Road October 7, 1864
  • Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 7-27, 1864
  • Second Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865
  • Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15, 1865
  • Near Sugar Loaf Battery February 11, 1865
  • Occupation of Wilmington February 22, 1865
  • Northeast Ferry February 22, 1865
  • Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26, 1865
  • Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21, 1865
  • Advance on Raleigh April 10-13, 1865
  • Bennett's House April 26, 1865
  • Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in Dept. of North Carolina

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    This page last updated: November 27, 2002