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J. A. Monroe

J. A. Monroe

Federal (USA)


J (John) Albert Monroe

Home State: Rhode Island

Command Billet: Chief Art'y, 1st Div/I Corps

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Division, I Corps Artillery


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

Originally a Lieutenant in Battery A, Rhode Island Light Artillery, formed earlier, Monroe was promoted Captain and took command of Battery D about 15 September 1861.

On the Campaign

Served in command of the Divisional Artillery, 1st Division of I Corps and as commander Battery D, 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery.

The rest of the War

October 24th, 1862 Captain Monroe was promoted to Major, and left the Battery. He was assigned the duty of organizing the Artillery Camp of Instruction at Washington. On December 4th, he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel.

References & notes

Service notes from Narratives 1 and photo above from Battery A, 1st Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery Unit Association2 by kind permission of Gregg Mierka.


1   Quoted by Kenneth R. Lucier, webmaster, on the Battery D page from Commodore Joel Abbot, Camp No. 21, SUVCW.
Monroe, J. Albert, Battery D. First Rhode Island Light Artillery, at the Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862, Personal Narratives of Events in the War of the Rebellion, Being Papers Read Before the Rhode Island Soldiers and Sailors Historical Society, 10 vols., Providence: N. Bangs Williams & Company, 1885-1887, Vol. 5  [AotW citation 61]

2   Mierka, Greg, webmaster, Battery A Rhode Island Unit Association History Page, Published c. 2001, first accessed 10 June 2005, <>, Source page: history  [AotW citation 62]