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Massachusetts Light Artillery, Battery A

"1st Independent Battery"

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Josiah Porter

 

Arms:
  6   Napoleon

 

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


On the Antietam Campaign

This battery was not engaged on September 17th.

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #102: Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 4 PM
Tablet #71: Slocum's Division, Sixth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 19 Sep, 9 AM

More on the Web

See an 1878 memoir by Private A. J. Bennett of the battery, from the 19th-century American works in Indiana University's Perseus Digital Library.

We have 2 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--PvtClark, John W.Died   10/04     We have some details for this person
--CaptPorter, Josiah         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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