5th United States Artillery / Battery G

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Regimental History and Service Record

Organized and equipped June, 1862. Duty at Fort Hamilton, N.Y. Harbor, until December, 1862. Moved to New Orleans, La., and duty there until March, 1863. Attached to Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Garrison Artillery, Port Hudson, La., to August, 1863. Defenses of New Orleans, La., to February, 1864. Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, La., Dept. Gulf, to August, 1864. U.S. Forces, Mobile Bay, Dept. Gulf, to October, 1864. New York, Dept. of the East, to November, 1864. Consolidated with Battery "D" November, 1864. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, Army Potomac, to June, 1865. Dept. of Washington, D.C., to ?.

SERVICE.--Operations against Port Hudson March 7-27, 1863. Advance on Port Hudson May 18-23. Action at Blain's Store May 21. Siege of Port Hudson May 24-July 9. Assaults on Port Hudson May 27 and June 14. Surrender of Port Hudson July 9, and garrison duty there until August. At Baton Rouge, La., and New Orleans, La., until February, 1864.

Duty in the District of LaFourche until August. Operations in Mobile Bay, Ala., against Fort Gaines and Morgan August 2-23. Siege and capture of Fort Gaines August 3-5. Siege and capture of Fort Morgan August 5-23. Ordered to New York October, 1864. Moved to City Point, Va., November 1, 1864, and consolidated with Battery "D," 5th Artillery. Siege of Petersburg November, 1864, to April, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Junction Quaker and Boydton Roads and Lewis Farm near Gravelly Run March 29. White Oak Road March 31. Battle of Five Forks April 1. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Moved to Washington, D.C., May. Grand Review May 23. Duty at Washington, D.C.

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