The Civil War in the East

3rd United States Artillery, Battery E




At Washington, D.C.

May 24

Occupation of Arlington Heights, Va.


Attached to Sherman's Brigade, Tyler's Division, McDowell's Army, Northeast Virginia

July 16-21

Advance on Manassas, Va.

July 18

Blackburn's Ford

July 21

Battle of Bull Run


Attached to Sherman's Brigade, Division of the Potomac


Attached to Porter's Division, Army of the Potomac

October 21-November 7

Expedition to Port Royal, S. C. attached to W. T. Sherman's South Carolina Expeditionary Corps

November 7

Bombardment and capture of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Harbor


Duty at Hilton Head, S.C.


February 25 - March 5

Expedition to Florida


At Hilton Head, S, C.


Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the South

June 1-28

Operations on James Island, S.C.

June 10

Action on James Island

June 16

Battle of Secessionville


At Hilton Head, S.C.



Attached to District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South


Attached to United States Forces, Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South

October 21-23

Expedition to Pocotaligo, S. C.

October 22

Action at Pocotaligo


At Hilton Head, S.C.

July 10

Moved to Folly Island, S.C. Attack on Morris Island, S.C. Attached to United States Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps

July 10-September 7

Operations on Morris Island against Forts Wagner and Gregg and against Fort Sumter and Charleston. Attached to United States Forces, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps

July 18

Assault on Fort Wagner

September 7

Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg



Operations on Morris and Folly Islands against Charleston


Attached to Artillery, Folly Island, S.C., Northern District, 10th Army Corps


February 5-7

Expedition to Florida. Attached to Artillery, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South

February 8-22

Expedition from Jacksonville to Lake City, Fla.

February 20

Battle of Olustee


Duty at Jacksonville


Moved to Gloucester Point, Va. Attached to rtillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James


Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps

May 5-28

Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond

June 16 to December 7

Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond. Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps


Attached to Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps

September 28-30

Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights

October 7

Darbytown Road

December 7-27

Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 25th Army Corps


January 3-15

Second Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C. Attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

January 15

Assault and capture of Fort Fisher

February 11

Near Sugar Loaf Battery

February 22

Occupation of Wilmington, Northeast Ferry

March 1-April 26

Campaign of the Carolinas. Attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina

March 6-21

Advance on Goldsboro

April 10-13

Advance on Raleigh

April 26

Bennett's House. Surrender of Johnston and his army.


Duty in Dept. of North Carolina

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