The 43rd Pennsylvania
(1st light Artillery)
By Sean Hough
This site chronicles the exploits the 43rd Pennsylvania regiment (the first Pennsylvania artillery) and its nine batteries throughout the Civil War. Artillery was a necessary component of any army. Artillery was used to support infantry or calvary attacks, defend fortifications, or to just disperse the enemy and cause confusion in their lines. Any artillery regiments were divided by Battery amongst the union armies. Artillery regiments therefore never stayed together.
The site will include the following: the regiment's role in several key battles during the war, some of the people who were part of the regiment, weaponry used by the regiment, and its history. Enjoy!
Total Killed During the war
Battery A - 38 (21 from disease)
Battery B - 38 (17 from disease)
Battery C - 14 (12 from disease)
Battery D - 30 (18 from disease)
Battery E - 23 (21 from disease)
Battery F - 31 (13 from disease)
Battery G - 31 (14 from disease)
Battery H - 20 (18 from disease)
Battery I - 2 (Both to disease)
Total lossed: 227 (136 to disease alone) during the entire war for the entire regiment! It's good to be an Artilleryman.