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Independent Battery D - Durell's Battery
Recruited in Bucks and Berks County
Independent Battery D Companies
Independent Battery D Books
- Durell's Battery in the Civil War : (Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery) :
a narrative of the campaigns and battles of Berks and Bucks Counties' artillerists in the War of the Rebellion, from the battery's organization, September 24, 1861, to its muster out of service, June 13, 1865. Online at Ancestry.com.
Independent Battery D Organization, Service & Battles
- Organized at Doylestown and mustered in September 24, 1861.
- Left State for Washington, D.C., November 5, 1861.
- Attached to McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
- King's 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1862.
- King's Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862.
- Artillery, 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to August, 1862.
- Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863.
- Army of the Ohio to June, 1863, and Army of the Tennessee to August, 1863.
- Covington, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1864.
- Artillery, 4th Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
Service & Battles - 1861
- Duty at Kalorama Heights, Defences of Washington, D.C., till November 14, 1861.
- At East Capital Hill till December 18,
Service & Battles - 1862
- And at Munson's Hill till March 10, 1862.
- Advance on Manassas, Va., March 10-15.
- McDowell's advance to Falmouth April 9-19.
- Capture of Fredericksburg April 18.
- Expedition to Thoroughfare Gap and operations against Jackson May 29-June 21.
- At Falmouth till August.
- Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
- Kelly's Ford August 21.
- Near Warrenton August 22-23 supporting Buford's Cavalry.
- Kettle Run or Bristoe Station August 27.
- Battle of Bull Run August 29-30.
- Chantilly September 1.
- Maryland Campaign September 6-24.
- Battles of South Mountain September 14,
- And Antietam September 16-17.
- At Pleasant Valley till October 25.
- Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 25-November 19.
- Warrenton or Sulphur Springs November 15.
- Berryville December 2.
- Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15.
Service & Battles - 1863
- "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
- Moved to Newport News February 7,
- Thence to Cynthiana, Ky., March 23-April 1.
- At Paris, Mt. Sterling, Richmond, Lancaster, Crab Orchard and Stanford, Ky., till June.
- Movement to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14.
- Siege of Vicksburg June 15-July 4.
- Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10.
- Siege of Jackson July 10-17.
- At Milldale till August 6.
- Moved to Covington, Ky., August 6-22,
Service & Battles - 1864
- And duty there till March 21, 1864.
- Moved to Johnson's Island, Lake Erie, Ohio, November 12-16 to repel threatened raid to release prisoners.
- Moved to Annapolis, Md., March 21-26.
- Rapidan Campaign May-June.
- Guarding supply trains through the Wilderness and to James River May 4-June 16.
Service & Battles - 1864 - 1865
- Siege of Petersburg June 16-18 to April 2, 1865.
- Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864.
- Ream's Station, Weldon Railroad, August 25.
- Peeble's Farm, Poplar Grove Church, September 30-October 1.
- Old members mustered out September 23, 1864.
- Fort Stedman March 25, 1865.
- Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2.
- Moved to City Point April 20;
- Thence to Alexandria April 25-27.
- Grand Review May 23.
- Mustered out June 13, 1865.
- Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 24.