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German (SC) Light Artillery, Co. B (Bachman's Battery)

Engagements

1861

Sept 15: depart for VA

1862

Jun 25-Jul1: Seven Days Battle
Aug 28-30: 2nd Manassas/Bull Run
Sep 14: South Mountain, MD
Sep 15: Sharpsburg/Antietam
Dec 13: Fredericksburg

1863

Jul 1-Jul 3: Gettysburg
 Fall: Returned to Charleston, SC

1864

Dec 9: Tulifinny Station

1865

Feb 4: Carolina Campaign
Feb 3: Rivers' Bridge
Feb 11: Aiken
Mar 7-10: Wyse Fork
Mar 10: Monroe's Cross Roads
Mar 16: Averasborough, NC
Mar 19-21: Bentonville, NC
Apr 18: Surrender with Johnston
Apr 26: surrender finalized
May 2: May Paroles in Greensboro, NC

 




UNION

2nd US Artillery, Battery A (Tidball's Battery)

Engagements

1861

Jan: First to reach Washington, arriving in January, 1861, Garrison duty at various forts around Washington, DC.
Apr: It formed a part of the expedition for the relief of Fort Pickens in April, but returned in time to take part in the first Bull Run
Jul: Advance on Manassas, Va., July 16-21
Jul 21: Battle of Bull Run
Sep: In September it was made a horse battery, the first in this country
Nov: Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862

1862

1862    Jan    Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until March, 1862
Mar: Moved to the Virginia Peninsula, March, 1862, forming, with B and L (Robertson), and M (Benson) of the 2d and C (Gibson) of the 3d, the famous Horse Artillery Brigade
Apr-5 - May 4: Siege of Yorktown At Yorktown during the siege it was in pursuit with Stoneman's cavalry after the evacuation
May 4: Near Williamsburg
May 23-24: Mechanicsville
June 25-July 1: Seven days before Richmond
Mechanicsville June 26
Gaines' Mill June 27
It covered the withdrawal of the army from the left bank of the Chickahominy, being engaged at Gaines' Mill"
1862    Jul    "Malvern Hill July 1
Westover, July 3
Cog's Point July 31-August 1"
1862    Aug    "At Harrison's Landing until August 16 While at Harrison's Landing a corporal died, and permission to fire the usual salute being refused, it occurred to Capt Tidball to have ""taps"" sounded instead; whence the origin of this custom. The battery was with the rear guard on the withdrawal from the Peninsula.
Moved to Fortress Monroe, and on to Alexandria August 16-24"
1862    Sep    "Maryland Campaign September 6-22
In the Maryland campaign it was in the advance with Pleasanton's cavalry, and was engaged at Boonsboro, Antietam, and Shepherdstown
It was with the cavalry in advance during the movement into Virginia
Sugar Loaf Mountain September 11-12
Boonsborough September 15
Battle of Antietam September 16-17
Shepherdstown Ford September 19
Upperville and Bloomfield November 2-3"
1862    Nov    "Snicker's Gap November 3-4
November 3, engaged at Piedmont
Markham Station November 4
 Amissville November 10"
1862    Dec    "Battle of Fredericksburg, Va,
December 12-15 "

1863

1863    Feb    Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7
1863    Apr    "April, 1863, the battery was with Averell's cavalry
Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8."
1863    May    "May 1, engaged at Rapidan Station
Stoneman's Raid April 29-May 8."
1863    Jun    June 20, Pleasanton at Upperville
1863    Jul    "It went to Gettysburg with Buford's cavalry, at which battle it fired the first shot
Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3.
Emmettsburg, Md., July 4.
Williamsport and Hagerstown July 6.
Boonsborough, July 8 and 9.
Old Antietam Forge July 10, at Funkstown.
Falling Waters July 14.
Chester Gap July 21-22."
1863    Sep    "During September, was in action at Culpeper, Raccoon Ford, and Robinson River.
Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
Culpeper Court House September 13. Raccoon Ford September 14-16."
1863    Oct    "Bristoe Campaign October 9-22.
Groveton October 17-18.
Gainesville and Buckland Mills October 19."
1863    Nov    "Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
Mine Run Campaign
November 26-December 2.
New Hope Church November 27."

1864

1864    Jan    In the campaign of 1864, the battery was engaged at Cold Harbor, Bottom's Bridge, Trevilian Station, and St. Mary's Church.
1864    Feb    "Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7
Barnett's Ford February 6-7. "
1864    May    "Rapidan Campaign May 4-June 12.
Wilderness May 5-7.
Spotsylvania Court House May 8-21."
1864    Jun    "Cold Harbor June 1-7.
Gaines' Mill, Salem Church and Haw's Shop June 2.
Sheridan's Trevillian Raid June 7-24.
Trevillian Station June 11-12.
Black Creek or Tunstall Station and White House or St. Peter's Church June 21.
St. Mary's Church June 24. "
1864    Jul    "Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 29, 1864, to April 2, 1865. While with the army before Petersburg it was several times detached on expeditions with the cavalry
Lee's Mills July 12
Demonstration north ½ of the James River July 27-29
Deep Bottom July 27-28.
Malvern Hill July 29.
Lee's Mills July 30-31."
1864    Aug    "Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.
Gravel Hill August 14.
Deep Run August 16.
Strawberry Plains August 16-18.
Dinwiddie Road, near Ream's Station, August 23.
Ream's Station August 23-25. "
1864    Sep    "Poplar Grove Church September 29-October 2.
September 29, Vaughn Plank Road
Arthur's Swamp September 30-October 1. "
1864    Oct    Boydton Plank Road October 27-28.
1864    Nov    Reconnaissance toward Stony Creek November 7.
1864    Dec    "Stony Creek Station December 1.
Warren's Expedition to Weldon Railroad December 7-12."

1865

1865    Feb    Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7.
1865    Mar    "Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.
Dinwiddie Court House March 30-31."
1865    Apr    "Five Forks April 1.
Namozine Church April 3.
Payne's Cross Roads April 5.
Amelia Springs April 5.
Sailor's Creek April 6.
Farmville, April 7.
Appomattox Station April 8.
Appomattox Court House April 9.
Surrender of Lee and his army. Expedition to Danville April 23-29. After Lee's surrender it started for North Carolina with Sheridan, returning when Johnston's surrender was known."
1865    May    Moved to Washington, D.C. Grand Review May 23.

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