1st Battery, New Hampshire Light Artillery
Brief History[edit | edit source]
The 1st Battery, New Hampshire Light Artillery was organized at Manchester, New Hampshire. It was mustered in on the 21st day of September 1861 and mustered out June 9, 1865.
For more information about the 1st Battery, New Hampshire Light Artillery and its history, see:
- The Civil War Archive section, 1st Battery Light Artillery, (accessed 19 July 2012).
- William Marvel,The First New Hampshire Battery, 1861-1865, South Conway, New Hampshire: Lost Cemetery Press, c1985. Available at the Family History Library FHL Book 974.2 M2ma.
- United States Army, New Hampshire Light Aritllery Battery, 1st (1861-1865), History of the First N. H. Battery, during the war of the rebellion together with the by-laws of Platoon A, First N.H. Light Artillery, S.M., Bethesday, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1991. Available at the Family History Library FHL US/CAN Film 6083273. Includes rosters on p. 4-6.
- 1st New Hampshire Light Battery - Wikipedia, (accessed 11 Mar 2011), includes, service, casualties, commanders, etc.
Battery Rosters[edit | edit source]
The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 3 men on its roster for this unit.  A more complete roster of men is found on The Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New Hampshire.
- First New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery Roster, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). This is a work in progress the roster is not complete.
- New Hampshire Light Artillery Genealogy Page, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Company A, E, F, G, I, M and Unknown - New Hampshire Heritage
- The First Light Battery, New Hampshire Volunteers, (accessed 30 Oct 2012) roster taken from The Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New Hampshire, (AGR) found on Internet Archives. There was only one company and the counties of residence were listed as unknown. Unassigned Recruits begins on AGR page 6-9. A few residences are listed, most are unknown.
Other Sources[edit | edit source]
- Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Connecticut in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
- Connecticut in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Connecticut, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
- Footnote.com, (accessed 1 Apr 2011). (A subscription website, but is available for use at the Family History Library and some Family History Centers). It has digital Civil War soldier service records and brief regiment histories (located at the bottom of some of the muster rolls).
- Civil War in the East, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Timeline of the 1st New Hampshire Artillery, Battery A. This website includes a link to a monument at Gettysburg honoring the men of the First New Hampshire Battery.
- The 1st Independent Battery, New Hampshire Volunteer Light Artillery, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). This article was taken from: Marvel, William.
- United States. Army. New Hampshire Light Artillery Battery, 1st (1861-1865),Names and records of all the members who served in the First N. H. Battery of Light Artillery during the late rebellion from September 26, 1861, to June 15, 1865 when the battery was mustered out of the service of the United States, Bethesda, Maryland: University Publications of America, c1991. Available on microfiche at the Family History Library, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6118819. Includes rosters on p. 2-9. Contains names and brief information such as rank, residence, and date mustered in and out.
- Otis Frederick R. Waite,New Hampshire in the Great Rebellion, Claremont, New Hampshire: Tracy, Chase & Co., 1870. Available online at Google Books, (accessed 11 Mar 2011). Also found at the Family History Library, FHL Book 974.2 M2w. This book contains a list of officers and their official record.
References[edit | edit source]
- National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.