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Proper Unit Name: 1st New Jersey Volunteer Artillery Battery "B"

Alternate Names:

  • 2nd Battery "B" New Jersey Volunteer Light Artillery (as listed in A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion - Frederick H. Dyer, 1908.)
  • Beam's Battery (until his death on July 1, 1862)
  • Clark's Battery
  • 1st New Jersey Light Artillery, Battery "B" (the "Light" was added to the name postwar)

Unit Type: Union Volunteer Light Artillery

Mustered In: September 3, 1861, Camp Olden, Trenton, NJ with 151 officers and men

Commanded by:

  • Captain John E. Beam (3 September 1861-1 July 1862)
  • Brevet Major A. Judson Clark (29 August 1862-16 June 1865)

Equipped With:

  • 4 - 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle & 2 - 12 pdr. Howitzer (Bronze), Oct. 23, 1861 - Early 1862.
  • 6 - 10 pdr. Parrott Rifle, Early 1862 - Sept. 1863.
  • 6 - 12 pdr. "Napoleon" Light Field Gun, Sept. 1863 - June 1865

Mustered Out: June 16, 1865

Casualties: 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

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