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Independent Battery F - Hampton's Battery

Recruited in Allegheny County

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Independent Battery F Books

  • Organized at Williamsport December 7, 1861.
  • Joined Banks on Upper Potomac December 15, 1861.
  • Attached to Banks' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862.
  • Artillery, 1st Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to June, 1862.
  • Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862.
  • Artillery, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863.
  • 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863.
  • Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Camp Barry,
  • Defenses of Washington, 22nd Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Corps, to July, 1864.
  • Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to January, 1865.
  • 1st Separate Brigade, 3rd Division, West Virginia, to March, 1865.
  • Artillery Reserve, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865.
  • 3rd Brigade, Hardins' Division, 22nd Corps, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1865.
    Service & Battles - 1862
  • Duty on the Upper Potomac until February, 1862.
  • Advance on Winchester March 1-12.
  • Occupation of Winchester March 12.
  • Pursuit of Jackson up the Valley March 24-April 27.
  • Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May 15-June 17.
  • Action at Newtown and Middletown May 24.
  • Retreat to Williamsport May 24-26.
  • Battle of Winchester May 25. Reconnaissance to Front Royal June 29-30.
  • Luray June 30. At Front Royal until August.
  • Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2.
  • Sulphur Springs August 24. Bull Run August 30.
  • Chantilly September 1.
  • Maryland Campaign September.
  • Battle of Antietam September 16-17.
  • Moved to Harper's Ferry September 19,
  • And duty there until December.
  • Near Snickersville November 8.
  • Reconnaissance to Rippon November 9. Reconnaissance to Winchester December 2-6.
  • March to Fredericksburg December 12-16.
    Service & Battles - 1863
  • "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863.
  • At Stafford Court House until April 27.
  • Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6.
  • Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5.
  • Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3.
  • Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17.
  • Bristoe Campaign November 9-22.
  • Auburn and Bristoe October 14.
  • Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8.
  • Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2.
    Service & Battles - 1864
  • Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864.
  • Morton's Ford February 6-7.
  • Duty at Camp Barry, Washington, D.C.,
  • And in the Defenses of Washington south of the Potomac until July. Duty at Harper's Ferry, W. Va., until April, 1865,
  • And in the Defenses of Washington until June, 1865.
  • Mustered out June 26, 1865.
  • Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 24.

Independent Battery F Medal of Honor Recipients

  • CARLISLE, CASPER R.: Born 1841 in Bakerstown, Richland Twp., Private, Company F, Independent Pennsylvania Light Artillery (Hampton's Battery, so named for Captain Robert P. Hampton, killed at Chancellorsville, Va. on May 3, 1863) Gettysburg, Pa., 2 July 1863. Citation given: 21 December 1892. Saved a 1,000 pound, 3 inch cannon of his battery under heavy musketry fire, most of the horses being killed and the drivers wounded. He and a comrade managed to get the gun to the safety of the Trostle Farm Barn. Civil War Databases

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