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First Brigade, Third Division

Captain J B Ricketts, 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I

Captain J B Ricketts, 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I

First United States Artillery, Light Company I

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 28 January, 1861

CAPTAIN J B RICKETTS
Captain J B Ricketts, 1st United States Artillery, Company C, was assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, by General Orders No.24, Paragraph III, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861, dated 24 April, 1861.

Section: FIRST LT. D RAMSAY
Second Lieutenant D Ramsay, 1st United States Artillery, Company M, was appointed first lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, Company I, by General Orders No.24, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861, dated 25 February, 1861, and was killed at the first battle of Bull Run on 21 July, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Section: SECOND LT. E KIRBY
Cadet E Kirby was appointed second lieutenant, 1st Artillery, Company E, by General Orders No.21, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 17 May, 1861, dated 6 May, 1861, and first lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, Company L, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Section: SECOND LT. W A ELDERKIN
Cadet W A Elderkin was appointed second lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, by General Orders No.21, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 17 May, 1861, dated 6 May, 1861, and first lieutenant, 1st United States Artillery, Company H, by General Orders No.64, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Statement of artillery lost: Six 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Sources

"The other two companies on their arrival at Baltimore, proceeded at once to Fort McHenry, which they occupy now, and the U. S. marines sent to that post from the U. S. marine headquarters here, are relieved from duty there, and returned to Washington on Saturday night."

The Evening Star, 14 January, 1861 - Arrival of U. S. Troops

"The following is a list of the companies at present in the city, with their numbers and places where quartered: Company A, Second Artillery, ninety-one men, under command of Captain Barry, is quartered at the arsenal. Company I, First Artillery, ninety-two men, under command of Lieutenant Fry, is quartered at the corner of Eighteenth and G streets. The detachment of Dragoons, acting as light infantry, seventy-two men, commanded by Lieutenant Griffin, is stationed near City Hall. Company H, Second Artillery, seventy-eight men, Colonel Brooks in command, is quartered on seventeenth street, opposite the War Department. Company D, First Artillery, fifty-four men, under command of Major Haskins, is quartered on B street north, near First street east. Company K, Second Artillery, seventy-eight men, is quartered on E street, near Sixth. Company E, Second Artillery, ninety-two men, under command of Captain Elzey, is quartered in south wing of the Treasury building. The detachment of Dragoons, from Carlisle barracks, forty-two men, under Lieutenant Holliday, is quartered in Burch's stable, at the corner of Fourteenth and D streets. The corps of sappers andd miners, from West Point, sixty-four men, under Lieutenant Duane, are at the Columbian Armory. Companies A, of the Second, I, of the First, and the detachment of dragoons from West Point, are accompanied by light batteries. The remainder are all acting as infantry, with the exception of the dragoons from Carlisle."

The National Republican, 9 February, 1861 - United States troops now in the city

"At 9 o'clock last night, Company I, light artillery, numbering 90 men, arrived in Washington by a special train from Baltimore."

The Evening Star, 30 January, 1861 - Arrival of light artillery

"At noon today, Rickett's Light Artillery, (six pieces,) also went over the river from here."

The Evening Star, 24 May, 1861 - Further particulars

"The garrison at Alexandria now consists as follows: Michigan First, Col. Willcox, 780 men; New York Fire Zouaves, Lieut. Colonel Farnham, 1,157 men; Massachusetts Fifth, Col. Lawrence, 880 men; Pennsylvania Fifth, Col. McDowell, 1,014 men; Captain Rickett's Light Battery, (regulars) six pieces, 100 men; company E, second cavalry, Lieut. Sweet commanding, 76 men - total 3,901."

The Evening Star, 4 June, 1861 - Troops stationed at Alexandria, Virginia

"Captain J B Ricketts on 30 June, 1861, at Alexandria, Virginia, reported 66 enlisted men and three officers (Ricketts, First Lieutenant D Ramsey, and Second Lieutenant W A Elderkin) present for duty out of an aggregate battery strength of 77 officers and men. Attached to this battery was a detail of 48 men under Second Lieutenant E Kirby."

Military affairs, Vol. 21, No.4, Winter, 1957, pp188-192, published by the Society for Military Affairs

Official Army Register for September 1861, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, 1 September, 1861

Biographical register of officers and graduates of the United States Military Academy, at West Point, N.Y., from its establishment, 16 March, 1802, to the Army reorganisation of 1866-67, by Bvt. Major General George W Cullum, Colonel, Corps of Enginers, U.S. Army

Notes

The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was stationed at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, under the command of Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Major H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery, on 1 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth Couny, Kansas, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company H; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, Captain W F Barry; 2nd United States Artillery, Company H; 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, First Lieutenant J B Fry

Note: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain J B Magruder, 1st United States Artillery, Company I, was stationed at Paris, Île-de-France, France, on 1 January, 1861, and resigned at Washington, D. C., on 20 April, 1861.

Fort Leavensworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, to Fort McHenry, near Locust Point, Baltimore City, Maryland, 7-12 January, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, under the command of First Lieutenant J B Fry, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 8 AM on 7 January, 1861, and was accompanied by the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company A, and Company H. Light Company I arrived at Iatan, Platte County, Missouri, the same day and was ordered to proceed by the Platte Valley Raliroad to St Joseph, Buchanan County, Missouri, on 7 January, 1861. The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, arrived by the Northern Central Railroad at Baltimore City, Maryland, via Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, at 5.30 PM on 12 January, 1861, and was ordered to Fort McHenry, near Locust Point, Baltimore City, Maryland, the same day.

Special Orders No.55 3/4, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., 3 April, 1861: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain J B Magruder, 1st United States Artillery, Company I, was assigned to command the troops temporarily stationed at Washington, D. C., by Special Orders No.55 3/4, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 3 April, 1861, and assumed command by Special Orders No.107, Headquarters, Artillery Battalion, Washington, D. C., on 4 April, 1861.

Fort McHenry, near Locust Point, Baltimore City, Maryland, to Washington, D. C., 29 January, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, and four 12 pounder howitzers, under the command of First Lieutenant J B Fry, arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., at 9 PM on 29 January, 1861.

Corner of Eighteenth & G Streets, Washington, D. C., 9 February, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was stationed on the corner of Eighteenth and G Streets, Washington, D. C., on 9 February, 1861.

Abstract from returns of the Department of Washington, Colonel J F K Mansfield, United States Army, commanding, 30 April, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, under the command of First Lieutenant A Baird, was stationed at Washington, D. C., on 30 April, 1861.

Note: First Lieutenant J B Fry, 1st United States Artillery, Company I, was appointed brevet captain and assistant adjutant general by General Orders No.8, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 March, 1861, dated 16 March, 1861, and Captain J B Ricketts, 1st United States Artillery, Company C, was assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, on 24 April, 1861. First Lieutenant A Baird was appointed assistant adjutant general and brevet captain, United States Army, by General Orders No.24, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861, dated on 11 May, 1861,

West Point Military Academy, Orange County, New York, 6 May, 1861: Cadets W A Elderkin and E Kirby arrived at Washington, D. C., on 6 May, 1861, and were appointed second lieutenants, 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I and Company E, respectively, by General Orders No.21, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 17 May, 1861, dated 6 May, 1861.

Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., 24 & 27 May, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was ordered across the Potomac River at the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., at 12 PM on 24 May, 1861, and was stationed between the Long Bridge, Washington, D. C., and Columbia Springs, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 27 May, 1861.

Note: Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General J B Fry, United States Army, was appointed chief of staff to Brigadier General I McDowell, United States Army, between 28 May and 27 July, 1861.

Troops stationed at Alexandria, Virginia, 4 June, 1861: 1st Michigan Infantry, Colonel O B Willcox (See the 1st Michigan Infantry); 11th New York Infantry, Lieutenant Colonel N Farnham (See the 11th New York Infantry); 5th Massachusetts Infantry, Colonel S C Lawrence (See the 5th Massachusetts Infantry); 5th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel R P McDowell (See the 5th Pennsylvania Infantry); 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, First Lieutenant D Ramsay; 2nd United States Cavalry, Company E, First Lieutenant J J Sweet, 2nd United States Cavalry, Company K (See the United States Battalion Cavalry)

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was stationed at Alexandria, Virginia, under the command of First Lieutenant D Ramsay, 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, on 4 June, 1861.

General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, 8 July, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was assigned to the First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army, under the command of Colonel W B Franklin, 12th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.13, Headquarters, Department of Northeastern Virginia, Arlington, Alexandria County, Virginia, on 8 July, 1861.

Advance to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, 16-18 July, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was ordered to proceed by the Old Fairfax Road to Pohick Run at 10 AM on 16 July, 1861, and proceeded across Accotink Creek in the afternoon the same day. Light Company I arrived near Pohick Church, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 7 PM on 16 July, 1861, and was ordered across Pohick Run at 5.30 AM the on 17 July, 1861. The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was ordered to proceed by the Pohick Road to Sangster's Station, Prince William County, Virginia, the same day and arrived via Sangster's or Elzey's Crossroads, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 3 PM on 17 July, 1861. Light Company I was ordered to Little Rocky Run, east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 5 PM on 18 July, 1861, and arrived by the Old Braddock Road at 9 PM the same day.

Little Rocky Run, east of Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, 21 July, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was ordered to Sudley Ford, on the Bull Run River, at 2.30 AM on 21 July, 1861, and arrived via Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 11 AM the same day.

Retreat to Washington, D. C., 21-22 July, 1861: After the first battle of Bull Run the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the afternoon on 21 July, 1861, and proceeded to Washington, D. C., on 22 July, 1861.

Special Orders No.15, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., 7 August, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was stationed at Park Hotel, on Seventh Street, D. C., on 6 August, 1861, and was assigned to Brigadier General G A McCall, United States Volunteers, at Tennallytown, D. C., by Special Orders No.15, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 7 August, 1861.

Distribution of troops, 1 January, 1861: Company A, Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; Company B, Key West Barracks, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, Captain J M Brannan; Company C, Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; Company D, Baton Rouge Arsenal, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, under Brevet Major & Captain J A Haskin (See the United States Army, Department of Washington); Company E, Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbour, Major R Anderson, 1st United States Artillery (See the 1st United States Artillery, Company E); Company F, Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K; Light Company G, Barrancas Barracks, near Warrington, Escambia County, Florida, First Lieutenant A J Slemmer (See the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company G); Company H, Fort Sumter, Charleston Harbour, Major R Anderson, 1st United States Artillery (See the 1st United States Artillery, Company H); Light Company I, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Major H Brooks, 2nd United States Artillery; Company K, Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; Company L, Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K; Company M, Fort Brown, on Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, Captain B H Hill

Organisation of 1st United States Artillery, 3 April, 1861: Colonel J Erving, Lieutenant Colonel J I Gardner, Majors R Anderson and E D Keyes; Company A, Captain I Vogdes; Company B, Captain J M Brannan; Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; Company D, Brevet Major & Captain J A Haskin; Company E, Captain A Doubleday; Company F, Captain S Jones; Company G, Captain T Seymour; Company H, Captain M Knowlton; Company I, Captain J B Magruder; Company K, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; Company L, Captain S K Dawson; Company M, Captain B H Hill

Special Orders No.55 3/4, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., 3 April, 1861: Brevet Lieutenant Colonel & Captain J B Magruder, 1st United States Artillery, Company I, was assigned to command the troops temporarily stationed at Washington, D. C., by Special Orders No.55 3/4, Headquarters of the Army, Washington, D. C., on 3 April, 1861, and assumed command by Special Orders No.107, Headquarters, Artillery Battalion, Washington, D. C., on 4 April, 1861.

Fort Pickens Relief expedition, Company A, 24 January-6 February, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery, Company A, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Comfort Point, Hampton, Virginia, on 23 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery, Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J H Carlisle; 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, Captain W Hays; 3rd United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant R B Ayres; 3rd United States Artillery, Company K, First Lieutenant C C Churchill; 4th United States Artillery, Company D, Captain J Roberts; 4th United States Artillery, Company L, Brevet Major & Captain T Williams

Note: Captain I Vogdes, 1st United States Artillery, Company A, was appointed major, 1st United States Artillery, by General Orders No.64, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, Company A, 24 January-6 February, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company A, under the command of Captain I Vogdes, was ordered to proceed by the steamer Brooklyn to Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, under the command of Commadore C H Poor, United States Navy, at 5 PM on 24 January, 1861, and arrived at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, in the morning on 31 January, 1861. Company A arrived near Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, on 6 February, 1861, and Captain I Vogdes was assigned to command the troops stationed at Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, on 6 February, 1861.

Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, Company A, 21 March & 12 April, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company A, was assigned to the frigate Sabine near Fort Pickens, Santa Rosa Island, Florida, on 21 March, 1861, and disembarked in the evening on 12 April, 1861.

Note: Detachments of the 1st United States Artillery, Company C (5); the 2nd United States Artillery, Companies B (6) and L (6); the 3rd United States Artillery, Companies F (6) and K (5); and the 4th United States Artillery, Companies D (6) and L (6), were assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Company A, at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 23 January, 1861, and Captain I Vogdes was appointed major, 1st United States Artillery, by General Orders No.64, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861.

Steamer Brooklyn: 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; four mountain howitzers and two 12 pounder field howitzers

First Lieutenant & Acting Commissary of Subsistence G Bell, 1st United States Artillery, Company A: First Lieutenant & Acting Commissary of Subsistence G Bell, 1st United States Artillery, Company A, was ordered to Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 18 July, 1861, and was accompanied by a detachment of two hundred men of the 3rd New Jersey Militia Infantry, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel S Moore (See the 3rd New Jersey Militia Infantry). He arrived at Fairfax Courthouse, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4.45 PM on 18 July, 1861, and was ordered to Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 4 AM on 19 July, 1861. First Lieutenant & Acting Commissary of Subsistence G Bell arrived at Centreville, Fairfax County, Virginia, at 8 AM the same day and was ordered to Alexandria, Virginia, in the evening on 19 July, 1861, and arrived at 6 AM on 20 July, 1861. He was ordered to rendezvous at Cloud's Mills, Fairfax County, Virginia, in the morning on 22 July, 1861, and proceeded to Alexandria, Virginia, at 4 AM the same day. First Lieutenant & Acting Commissary of Subsistence G Bell arrived at Alexandria, Virginia, at 7.30 AM on 22 July, 1861.

Note: First Lieutenant & Acting Commissary of Subsistence G Bell, 1st United States Artillery, Company A, was appointed captain and commissary of subsistence, United States Subsistence Department, by General Orders No.64, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 August, 1861, dated 3 August, 1861.

Key West Barracks, Company B, 14 January, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery (44), Company B, under the command of Captain J M Brannan, was stationed at Key West Barracks, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 13 January, 1861.

Key West Barracks to Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, Company B, 14 January, 1861, dated 4 january, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company B, under the command of Captain J M Brannan, was ordered to Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 14 January, 1861, dated 4 January, 1861.

Note: Captain E B Hunt, United States Corps Engineers, was stationed at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 14 January, 1861 (See the United States Corps Engineers).

Fort Monroe, Company C, 23 January, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery, Company C, under the command of Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery, was stationed at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 23 January, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, 1 January, 1861: Brevet Colonel & Lieutenant Colonel J Dimock, 2nd United States Artillery; 1st United States Artillery, Company A, Captain I Vogdes; 1st United States Artillery, Company C, Captain J B Ricketts; 2nd United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J H Carlisle; 2nd United States Artillery, Company L, Captain W Hays; 3rd United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant R B Ayres; 3rd United States Artillery, Company K, First Lieutenant C C Churchill; 4th United States Artillery, Company D, Captain J Roberts; 4th United States Artillery, Company L, Brevet Major & Captain T Williams

Note: Detachments of the 1st United States Artillery, Company C (5), were assigned to the 1st United States Artillery, Company A, at Fort Monroe, Artillery School of Practice, Old Point Comfort, Hampton, Virginia, on 23 January, 1861.

Evaucation of Fort Duncan, Company F, 20 February, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery, Company F, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was stationed at Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, on 19 February, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, 19 February, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant H W Closson; Company K, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; Company L, Second Lieutenant R H Jackson

Note: Captain S Jones, 1st United States Artillery, Company F, was assigned a leave of absence on 24 May, 1858, and resigned at Washington, D. C., on 27 April, 1861, dated 22 April, 1861 (See the Battalion Heavy Artillery). First Lieutenant S F Chalfin, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was appointed captain, 1st United States Artillery, Company F, by General Orders No.24, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861, dated 27 April, 1861.

Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, to Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 20 February-8 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company F, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, at 3 PM on 20 February, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies K and L. Company F arrived at Aguilares, Webb County, Texas, on 28 February, 1861, and at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, on 8 March, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 8 March, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company M, Captain B H Hill; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M)

Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, 8-11 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company F, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, on 10 March, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, and M, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M. Company F, arrived at Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, on 11 March, 1861.

Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, to Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, 19-24 & 25 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company F, was ordered to proceed by the steamers General Rusk and Daniel Webster to Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, on 19 March, 1861, and arrived at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 and 25 March, 1861, respectively.

Steamer General Rusk: 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, L, and M

Steamer Daniel Webster: 3rd United States Infantry, Companies C and E, Captains W B Johns and H B Clitz; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt; First Lieutenant H W Closson, 1st United States Artillery, Company F; Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K; First Lieutenant O L Morris, 1st United States Artillery, Company M

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Companies L and M, disembarked at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, on 23 March, 1861, and Companies F and K at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 March, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, 14 April, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J M Brannan; 1st United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant H W Closson; 1st United States Artillery, Company K, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; 1st United States Infantry, Company A, Captain J N Caldwell; 1st United States Infantry, Company H, Captain S D Carpenter

Evaucation of Fort Duncan, Company K, 20 February, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery, Company K, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was stationed at Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, on 19 February, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, 19 February, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant H W Closson; Company K, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; Company L, Second Lieutenant R H Jackson

Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, to Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 20 February-8 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, at 3 PM on 20 February, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies K and L. Company K arrived at Aguilares, Webb County, Texas, on 28 February, 1861, and at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, on 8 March, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 8 March, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company M, Captain B H Hill; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M)

Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, 8-11 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, on 10 March, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, L, and M, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M. Company K, arrived at Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, on 11 March, 1861.

Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, to Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, 19-24 & 25 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was ordered to proceed by the steamers General Rusk and Daniel Webster to Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, on 19 March, 1861, and arrived at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 and 25 March, 1861, respectively.

Steamer General Rusk: 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, L, and M

Steamer Daniel Webster: 3rd United States Infantry, Companies C and E, Captains W B Johns and H B Clitz; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt; First Lieutenant H W Closson, 1st United States Artillery, Company F; Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K; First Lieutenant O L Morris, 1st United States Artillery, Company M

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Companies L and M, disembarked at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, on 23 March, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, 14 April, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company B, Captain J M Brannan; 1st United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant H W Closson; 1st United States Artillery, Company K, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; 1st United States Infantry, Company A, Captain J N Caldwell; 1st United States Infantry, Company H, Captain S D Carpenter

Evaucation of Fort Duncan, Company L, 20 February, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery, Company L, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, was stationed at Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, Texas, on 19 February, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, 19 February, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company F, First Lieutenant H W Closson; Company K, Brevet Major & Captain W H French; Company L, Second Lieutenant R H Jackson

Note: Captain S K Dawson, 1st United States Artillery, Company L, was assigned a leave of absence by Special Orders No.4, Headquarters, Department of Texas, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, on 30 April, 1860, dated 2 May, 1860. He was stationed at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 February, 1861, and Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 March, 1861.

Fort Duncan, on the Rio Grande River, near Eagle Pass, Maverick County, to Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 20 February-8 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company L, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, at 3 PM on 20 February, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies F and K. Company L arrived at Aguilares, Webb County, Texas, on 28 February, 1861, and at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, on 8 March, 1861.

Garrison at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 8 March, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company M, Captain B H Hill; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M)

Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, 8-11 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company L, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, on 10 March, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, and M, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M. Company L, arrived at Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, on 11 March, 1861.

Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, 19-23 & 24 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company L, was ordered to proceed by the steamers General Rusk and Daniel Webster to Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, on 19 March, 1861, and arrived at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, on 23 and 24 March, 1861, respectively.

Steamer General Rusk: 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, L, and M

Steamer Daniel Webster: 3rd United States Infantry, Companies C and E, Captains W B Johns and H B Clitz; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt; First Lieutenant H W Closson, 1st United States Artillery, Company F; Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K; First Lieutenant O L Morris, 1st United States Artillery, Company M

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Companies F and K, disembarked at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 March, 1861

Garrison at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, 25 March, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company L, Captain S K Dawson; 1st United States Artillery, Company M, First Lieutenant O L Morris; 2nd United States Artillery, Company C, Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold

Evaucation of Fort Brown, Company M, 20 February, 1861

The 1st United States Artillery, Company M, under the command of Captain B H Hill, was stationed at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, on 19 February, 1861,

Garrison at Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, 8 March, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company M, Captain B H Hill; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt (See the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M)

Fort Brown, on the Rio Grande River, near Brownsville, to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, 8-11 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company M, was ordered to Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, Company K, on 10 March, 1861, and was accompanied by the 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, and L, and the 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M. Company M, arrived at Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, on 11 March, 1861.

Camp Witherell, near Brazos Santiago, Brazos Island, Cameron County, Texas, to Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, 19-23 & 24 March, 1861: The 1st United States Artillery, Company M, was ordered to proceed by the steamers General Rusk and Daniel Webster to Brooklyn (Kings County), New York City, New York, under the command of Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K, on 19 March, 1861, and arrived at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, on 23 and 24 March, 1861, respectively.

Note: Captain B H Hill, 1st United States Artillery, Company M, was assigned a leave of absence on 19 March, 1861, and was stationed at St Louis Hotel, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana, on 29 March, 1861. First Lieutenant O L Morris, 1st United States Artillery, Company M, was appointed captain, 1st United States Artillery, Company C, by General Orders No.24, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 22 May, 1861, dated 21 April, 1861.

Steamer General Rusk: 1st United States Artillery, Companies F, K, L, and M

Steamer Daniel Webster: 3rd United States Infantry, Companies C and E, Captains W B Johns and H B Clitz; 2nd United States Artillery, Light Company M, First Lieutenant E R Platt; First Lieutenant H W Closson, 1st United States Artillery, Company F; Brevet Major & Captain W H French, 1st United States Artillery, Company K; First Lieutenant O L Morris, 1st United States Artillery, Company M

Note: The 1st United States Artillery, Companies F and K, disembarked at Fort Taylor, Key West, Monroe County, Florida, on 24 March, 1861

Garrison at Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, Monroe County, Florida, 25 March, 1861: 1st United States Artillery, Company L, Captain S K Dawson; 1st United States Artillery, Company M, First Lieutenant O L Morris; 2nd United States Artillery, Company C, Brevet Major & Captain L G Arnold

Colonel W B Franklin, 12th United States Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army: Captain W B Franklin, United States Topographical Engineers, was stationed at Albany, Albany County, New York, on 1 June, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 12th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.33, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861. Colonel W B Franklin, 12th United States Infantry, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Colonel S P Heintzelman, 17th United States Infantry, Third Division, McDowell's Army: Major S P Heintzelman, 1st United States Infantry, was ordered to Washington, D. C., by General Orders No.12, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 27 April, 1861, and proceeded by the New Jersey Railroad in the morning on 3 May, 1861. He arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the morning on 4 May, 1861, and was appointed acting inspector general, Department of Washington, by Special Orders No.20, Headquarters, Department of Washington, Washington, D. C., on 8 May, 1861. Acting Inspector General & Major S P Heintzelman was assigned to command the the 8th New York State Militia Infantry, the 12th New York State Militia Infantry, and the 25th New York State Militia Infantry by General Orders No.1, Paragraph III, Headquarters, Department of Notheastern Virginia, Alexandria, Virginia, on 28 May, 1861, and was appointed colonel, 17th United States Infantry, by General Orders No.33, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 18 June, 1861, dated 14 May, 1861. Colonel S P Heintzelman, 17th United States Infantry, was appointed brigadier general, United States Volunteers, by General Orders No.62, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., on 20 August, 1861, dated 17 May, 1861.

Note: The 1st United States Infantry, Company A, was stationed at Camp Verde, on the San Antonio & El Paso Road, Kerr County, Texas, under the command of Major S P Heintzelman, 1st United States Infantry, on 1 January, 1861, and the 1st United States Artillery, Light Company I, was assigned to Brigadier General C P Stone's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Reports

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.45: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p407
Second Lieutenant E Kirby, First United States Artillery, dated Washington, D. C., 23 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.44: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p408-410
Colonel W B Franklin, Twelfth United States Infantry, First Brigade, Third Division, McDowell's Army, dated 28 July, 1861

OFFICIAL REPORT NO.43: Series I, Volume 2 (Serial No.2), Chapter IX, p402-404
Colonel S P Heintzleman, Seventeenth United States Infantry, Third Division, McDowell's Army, dated Washington, D. C., 31 July, 1861