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Federal (USV)


Michael Hall

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Battery D

Before Antietam

From Philadelphia, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Battery D, First Pennsylvania Light Artillery on 1 October 1861. He was promoted to First Lieutenant, date not given, and to Captain on 29 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was in action again at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. In the Spring of 1863 his battery was consolidated with "C" of Pennsylvania Light, and being the junior of the two Captains, he became supernumerary. He resigned his commission on 21 March 1863.

References & notes

Basic service from Bates.1 Details from Craig Swain's commentary accompanying the Summary Statement, 1st Quarter, 1863 - 1st Pennsylvania Light Artillery, online at his To the Sound of the Guns.


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 21491]