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Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Independent Battery F

"Pittsburg Battery"
Organized: Williamsport, MD; mustered in 12/7/1861


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Capt. Robert B. Hampton


  4   10-pdr. Parrott


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

Unit history

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.


Initial Strength: 79; Wounded (WIA): 3;
Losses, % of Initial Strength: 3.8%

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

After the Antietam Campaign

During the war the battery suffered severe losses and was combined with Thompson's Battery 'C' to form a single battery by Army of the Potomac Headquarters Special Order #151 of 3 June 1863.

References & Notes

Thanks to Paul Blackham for his help with the 1863 consolidation.

We have one individual in the AotW database who was on the Maryland Campaign with 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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