3rd Battery (C) Light Artillery

Organized at Trenton, N.J., and mustered in September 11, 1863. Left State for Washington, D.C., September 25, 1863. Attached to Barry's Artillery Command, 22nd Army Corps, Defenses of Washington, to May, 1864. Abercrombie's Command, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

SERVICE

    Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., till May, 1864.

    Moved to Belle Plain, Va., May 11-12.

    Guard rebel prisoners till May 24.

    Moved to Port Royal, thence to White House Landing, York River, May 24-June 4.

    Repulse of attack at White House June 20.

    Charles City Court House June 22.

    Joined 2nd Army Corps at Petersburg June 29.

    Siege of Petersburg June 29, 1864, to April 2, 1865.

    Demonstration north of the James July 27-29, 1864.

    Deep Bottom July 27-28.

    Demonstration north of the James August 13-20.

    Strawberry Plains August 14-18.

    Ream's Station August 25.

    In lines before Petersburg at Fort Hell till October 1.

    At Battery 16 and Fort Alexander Hays till November 22.

    At Fort Haskell till January 31, 1865, and at Forts Sedgwick and Hascall till April 2.

    Actions at Fort Sedgwick September 30, 1864.

    Battery 16 October 3-12.

    Fort Hascall November 27 and March 29, 1865.

    Fort Sedgwick April 1-2.

    Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.

    Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9.

    Fall of Petersburg April 2.

    Pursuit of Lee April 5-9.

    At Ford's Station April 7-14, and at Wilson's Station till April 20.

    Moved to Washington, D. C., April 20-May 2.

    Grand Review May 23.

   Mustered out June 19, 1865.

 

Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Enlisted men by disease. Total 12.

 


 

Battle Report Filed By Capt. Christian Woerner, Commander of the

3rd Battery (C) Light Artillery

 

 

HEADQUARTERS THIRD NEW JERSEY BATTERY,
In Camp, near White House Landing, Va., June 21, 1864.

SIR: I respectfully report that the rebels yesterday morning, about 6.30 o'clock, drove our pickets to within thirty yards in front of our line of breast-works at this place, when my battery opened fire on their advance and made them fall back. About 8 a.m., on the open field about 1,800 yards to the left, a strong cavalry force, said to belong to Fitzhugh Lee's corps, formed in line, on which I commenced firing with solid shot with such effect that they dispersed. About 9 o'clock they planted four rifled guns at the same place and two other pieces, each 2,000 yards to their left near two small barns, and opened fire on our lines from both positions, which we returned with good success, blowing up one of their limbers. Firing on both sides ceased at 12 m. During the engagement only two horses were killed. Ammunition expended: 104 solid shot, 203 spherical case, 95 shell, and 10 canister.

I am, sir, most respectfully, your obedient servant,

 CHRISTIAN WOERNER,

Captain, Commanding Third New Jersey Battery.

 ADJUTANT-GENERAL U.S. ARMY,

Washington, D.C.