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Federal Battery

1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery G

Organized: Providence, RI; mustered in 12/2/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: 6/24/1865

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. Charles D. Owen

 

Arms:
  6   3-in. Ordnance Rifle

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Second (II) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, II Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Division, II Corps Artillery


Unit history

The Battery left camp at Providence, after recruiting and organizing from October - December 1861, with 1st Lt Owen in command for Washington DC and Federal service.

Statistics

Initial Strength: 135; Wounded (WIA): 5;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 3.7%

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #35: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 15 Sep, 8 PM
Tablet #115: Second Army Corps - 15 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #40: French's Division, Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 2 PM
Tablet #121: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 8 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #116, cont: Second Army Corps - 17 Sep, 9 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM

References & Notes

Strength of 130 men and 5 officers from the Battery's morning report for 17 September 1862, courtesy Robert Grandchamp. More about members of this unit in a post on behind AotW.

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

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--PvtBarber, James Albert        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
--CaptOwen, Charles D        We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person

 

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