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Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery F

"Pittsburg Battery"
Organized: Williamsport, MD; mustered in 12/7/1861


Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Robert B. Hampton


  4   10-pdr. Parrott


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
  Division - XII Corps Artillery

Unit history

This battery was recruited at Pittsburg, in October, 1861, and organized at Williamsport, Maryland, to serve for three years, on the 7th of December, with the following officers: Robert B. Hampton, Captain; James P.Fleming and Nathaniel Irish, First Lieutenants; Alfred N. Harbours, Second Lieutenant.


Initial Strength: 79; Wounded (WIA): 3;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 3.8%

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM

After the Antietam Campaign

During the war the battery suffered severe losses and were combined with Thompson's Battery 'C' to form a single battery [when?].

We have one individual in the AotW database for this unit:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptHampton, Robert Brown        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person


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