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New Hampshire Light Artillery, First Battery

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Frederick M Edgell

 

Arms:
  6   Napoleon

May have had only 5 guns at Antietam.

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - First (I) Army Corps
  Division - 1st Division, I Corps
  Brigade - 1st Division, I Corps Artillery


Unit history

Also known as Battery A.

The battery did not fare well at 2nd Manassas (29 August 1862), losing it's commander, Capt Gerrish (wounded and captured) and one of its Napoleons (captured).

Statistics

Initial Strength: not known; Wounded (WIA): 3;

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #1: First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #13: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 16 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #25: Doubleday's Division Artillery - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 AM
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #2: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM
Tablet #3: Doubleday's Division, First Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 9 AM

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Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--LtEdgell, Frederick M        We have some details for this person

 

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