Snow's Battery B
 Light Artillery

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1st Maryland Light Artillery Battery B at Antietam
North side of Cornfield Avenue

Monument Text


Battery B, 1st MD. Light Artillery
2nd - Smith's - Division
6th - Franklin's - Corps
The Battery under the command of Lieut. Theodore J. Vanneman, occupied a position on the edge of the East Woods 240 yards North from this marker. The monument to the Maryland troops is near the Dunkard Church.

John Keyes (Keys)

Organized at Baltimore, Md., with the Purnell Legion September and October, 1861. Attached to Dix's Command, Baltimore, Md., Middle Department, to May, 1862. 4th Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Unattached, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, West Virginia, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division West Virginia, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division West Virginia, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, West Virginia, to July, 1864. Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Baltimore, Md., and in the eastern shore of Maryland till May, 1862. Joined Army of the Potomac on Virginia Peninsula. Peninsula Campaign May to August, 1862. New Bridge June 5. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Mechanicsville June 26; Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing till August 15. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Alexandria August 15-22. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of Crampton's Pass, Md., September 14; Antietam September 16-17. At Hagerstown, Md., till October 29. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 29-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. With Provost Guard, Army of the Potomac. Ordered to Washington, D.C., June 25, and duty at Camp Barry till July 5. Ordered to Frederick, Md., with Briggs' occupation of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., July 8. Duty in District of Harper's Ferry till April, 1864. Moved to Martinsburg April 17. Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 30-May 16. Battle of New Market May 15. Hunter's Raid to Lynchburg May 24-July 1. Advance to Staunton May 24-June 6. Piedmont June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Near Lynchburg June 14. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Liberty June 19. Buford's Gap June 20. Catawba Mountains and about Salem June 21. Duty in District of Harper's Ferry till July, 1865. One section in operations in the Shenandoah Valley July 27 to August 8, 1864. At Cumberland, Md., and in action at Falck's Mills, near Cumberland, August 1, 1864.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

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