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New Jersey Artillery
|Battery C. Capt., Christian Woerner; First Lieuts., John J.
Bargfeld, Adolph Knappe, Theodore Tiebel, Julius G. Tuerk, Ernst C. Stahl; Second Lieuts.,
Peter Ludwig, Charles Maschewsky, Gustave S. Von Waldheim. This battery was mustered into
service on Sept. 11, 1863. Capt. Woerner had served with marked gallantry and efficiency
in connection with Hexamer's battery and was eminently qualified for the responsibilities
of command. Proceeding to Washington, the battery went into camp, where it remained until
May 11, 1864, when it was transferred by steam transports to Belle Plain landing, where it
arrived on the 12th. The first engagement in which it participated was at White House
landing, in which it had 2 horses killed, but suffered no other casualties. When Gen.
Sheridan reached White House with a large cavalry force, the 3d battery was ordered to
march with his command to Charles City Court House, where a severe engagement was had with
the Confederates, Sheridan losing 1 battery and several hundred men. A month later the
battery proceeded with two divisions of the 2nd corps to Deep Bottom, where it
participated in an assault upon the enemy. Returning to Petersburg, the battery remained
encamped for some days in the breastworks on the left, being subsequently moved to and
fro, occupying various positions until Aug. 23, when it participated in the expedition to
Reams' station and two days later was vigorously engaged, having 4 men killed, left on the
field, 7 men wounded, 5 horses killed and 6 wounded. During the ensuing autumn and winter
the battery was frequently engaged, but never seriously, its casualties during the assault
on Fort Haskell in the latter part of March, 1865, amounting to 1 man killed, and 2
commissioned officers and 5 men wounded. During the final struggle, in April, 1865, it was
stationed in Fort Haskell, moving on the 5th into Petersburg, and thence with the army in
pursuit of the foe, reaching Ford's station on the 7th, where it remained until the 14th.
It was mustered out on June 19, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3