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Federal Battery

Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery F

"Pittsburg Battery"
Organized: Williamsport, MD; mustered in 12/7/1861
Commanding Officer:
  Capt. Robert B. Hampton
Statistics for Maryland Campaign
  Initial Strength: 79
  Wounded (WIA): 3
  Losses, % of Initial Strength: 3.8%

  4   10-pdr. Parrott

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

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


History of the Unit:
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.

The remainder of the War:
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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