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16th New York Independent Battery

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16th 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
Sixteenth New York Independent Battery. — Capts., Milo W. Locke, Frederick L. Hiller, Richard H. Lee. The 16th, "Dickinson's Light Artillery," was recruited and organized at Binghamton, during the winter of 1861-62, left the state on March 10, 1862, and on the 27th was mustered into the U. S. service at Washington for a term of three years, to date from Dec. 10, 1861. It remained at Washington for a year and saw its first active service with the 7th corps during the siege of Suffolk in the spring of 1863. It was then stationed at Yorktown and Newport News until the summer of 1864, when it joined the army before Petersburg, as part of the 18th corps, participating in the first assault on the works in June. In the action at Chaffin's farm it had 4 men wounded; was again engaged on the Darby town road in October; then accompanied the 24th corps to North Carolina; was engaged in Jan. and Feb., 1865, at Fort Fisher, Cape Fear, Fort Anderson and Wilmington; was attached to the provisional corps, on March 1, 1865, and moved on the campaign of the Carolinas. Its last active service was at Bennett's house, where Gen. Johnston surrendered. It was mustered out at Elmira, July 6, 1865, under command of Capt. Lee, having lost during its term of service 45 enlisted men who died of disease and other causes.

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

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