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Civil War Sesquicentennial
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Battery H, 1st Independent PA Hospital

907 Pendleton Street



The Battery H hospital building was made of wood siding, with hospital tents behind it. Other buildings made up their compound, spreading from Pendleton to Wythe, and between N. between Patrick and Alfred Streets. Battery H served in Alexandria from March 1863 until January 1865. Seven men of Battery H died of disease during the war.

Independent Battery H, Light Artillery, was organized in the area of Pittsburgh, PA, on October 21. The Battery was attached to the Defences of Washington and served at Fort Barry until December, 1862. After serving in serving in Maryland and the District of Columbia, the men were sent to Alexandria, where they served provost duty under General Slough for the duration of the war. Independent batteries did not have regimental affiliations. They mustered into the U.S. Volunteer Service and were assigned to larger units. 

Source: The source for the Civil War Archive website is Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, The Dyer Publishing Company, Cedar Rapids, 1909. This work was compiled by a Civil War veteran from the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies and additional sources.


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907 Pendleton Street

Map: CWHospitalsMap.pdf with close-up box showing location of this hospital 


The Site Today

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