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Battery C New Jersey Artillery

Regimental History
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

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