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17th New York Independent Battery

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17th 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
Seventeenth New York Independent Battery. — Capt., George T. Anthony. The 17th, or "Orleans Battery," was recruited and organized at Lockport in Aug., 1862, and was there mustered into the U. S. service for a term of three years on Aug. 26. Three days later it left for Washington, where it remained for nearly two years engaged in garrison duty. On July 6, 1864, it joined the army before Petersburg, and was attached to the artillery brigade, 18th corps. It was in action at Chaffin's farm and in 1865 took part in the final Appomattox campaign, being active in the final assault on Petersburg, at Rice's station, Bush river and Appomattox Court House. It was mustered out at Richmond, Va., under Capt. Anthony, June 12, 1865, having lost 17 men by disease and other causes.

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

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