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Baltimore Battery of Light Artillery records

Identifier: MS 0176


The Baltimore Battery of Light Artillery records consist of enlistment certficates, muster rolls, roll books, monthly strength reports, casualty reports, lists of deserters, guard reports, commissary and quartermaster supply records, requisition and invoice books and records of court martials. These records are from 1862 through 1865.


  • 1862-1865


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Biographical / Historical

The Baltimore Battery of Light Artillery was organized in Baltimore, Maryland in August 1862. It was mustered into federal service on August 18, 1862. After two months of service in defence of Baltimore, it was attached to General John Reese Kenly's Maryland Brigade. In this capacity the battery served in defense of the Upper Potomac with the 8th Army Corps, Middle Department. The unit was stationed in several locations, including Williamsport, Maryland, Maryland Heights, and Berryville, Ohio from 1862 to 1863. The battery participated in several small skirmishes and several battles throughout the Civil War before disbanding on June 17, 1865.


0.834 Linear Feet (2 boxes)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Edward H. Curlander, August 1961.

Scope and Contents

The Baltimore Battery of Light Artillery records consist of several enlistments, musters, returns, reports, letters, and books. The records are contained in 2 boxes.

Guide to the Baltimore Battery of Light Artillery records
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Revision Statements

  • 2019-7-25: Manually entered into ArchivesSpace by Micah Connor.

Repository Details

Part of the H. Furlong Baldwin Library Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library
Maryland Center for History and Culture
610 Park Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201 United States