Primary Source Material
on the Soldiers and the Battles
Home The Armies The Soldiers The Battles Civilians Articles
If this website has been useful to you, please consider making a Donation.

Your support will help keep this website free for everyone, and will allow us to do more research. Thank you for your support!

11th New York Independent Battery

Online Books:
11th New York Independent Battery Soldier Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year 1893, Volume 15     View the Entire Book

Regimental History
Eleventh New York Independent Battery. — Capts., Albert Von Putkammer, John E. Burton, James T. Wyatt, George W. Davy. The 1lth, the Havelock battery, was formed on Jan. 15, 1862, by the consolidation of two incomplete organizations — the independent battery, Flying Artillery, recruited at Albany under the auspices of the Young Men's Christian Association, and there mustered into the U. S. service for three years, and the battery recruited about the same time by Capt. Robert C. Warmington at Ashtabula, Ohio, and Buffalo, N. Y. The battery continued in service after the expiration of its term as a veteran organization. It left the state Jan. 17, 1862, commanded by Capt. Von Putkammer, and was stationed at Washington for a number of months. Attached to the reserve corps, Army of Virginia, it served in Pope's Virginia campaign, losing 23, wounded and captured at Manassas and Bull Run bridge. In Nov., 1862, it moved with the 3d corps to Falmouth, where it joined Burnside's army, and later took part in the battle of Fredericksburg without loss. In the artillery brigade of the same corps it was heavily engaged at Chancellorsville, losing 11 killed, wounded and missing; at Gettysburg, where it fought attached to Battery K, 1st N. Y. artillery, it lost 5 men wounded. It was active in the Mine Run campaign, and in 1864 it was engaged in all the battles of Grant's campaign from the Wilderness to Petersburg. It took part in the first assault on the works of Petersburg, after which it was engaged at the Weldon railroad, Deep Bottom and Strawberry Plains. Its loss was 4 killed and wounded at Cold Harbor, 3 at the assault on Petersburg, and 1 at Strawberry Plains. In 1865 it was engaged in the last demonstrations on Petersburg and in the Appomattox campaign was engaged at White Oak ridge, Deatonsville road, Farmville and Appomattox Court House, but sustained no losses. The battery was mustered out on June 13, 1865, at Albany, under command of Capt. Davy. Its loss during service was 6 killed, 2 died of wounds received in action, and 13 of disease and other causes.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

Whats New
About Us

Copyright 2010 by
A Division of