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J. A. Monroe

J. A. Monroe

Federal (USA)


John Albert Monroe

(1836 - 1891)

Home State: Rhode Island

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

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Division, 1st 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

He commanded his own battery, and the combined battalion of batteries of the Divisional Artillery, First Division of First Army Corps as the senior officer present.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major on 24 October 1862, and left the Battery. He was assigned the duty of organizing the Artillery Camp of Instruction at Washington, DC and on December 4th, 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. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


10/25/1836 in MA


06/11/1891; Providence, RI; burial in Grace Church Cemetery, Providence, RI


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]