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York Independent Battery
19th 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
|Nineteenth New York Independent Battery. Capts., William H. Stahl,
Edward W. Rogers. This battery was recruited in the county of Niagara and was mustered
into the U. S. service for three years, on Oct. 27, 1862, at Elmira. It left the state two
days later; was stationed at Washington through the succeeding winter; was engaged with
the 7th corps in the siege of Suffolk in the spring of 1863, and then retired into the
defenses of Washington. In March, 1864, it was ordered to the front, and as part of the
9th corps, participated in the Wilderness campaign. It was active at the battle of the
Wilderness; was heavily engaged at Spottsylvania, where it sustained a loss of 16 killed
and wounded; in the succeeding battles at the North Anna, Totopotomy, Cold Harbor and the
assault on the works of Petersburg, it did its full share of hard fighting and acquitted
itself honorably, losing 6 more men in killed and wounded. It took place in the action of
the crater, having 3 men wounded, and was subsequently engaged at the Weldon railroad,
Poplar Grove Church and Hatcher's run. At Fort Stedman in March, 1865, it lost 1 killed
and 2 officers and 12 men missing, and was in the final assault on Petersburg on April 2.
It was mustered out under Capt. Rogers, June 13, 1865, at Elmira, Capt. Stahl having died
of disease in Washington, Sept. 15, 1863. The battery lost during its term of service 9
men killed in action; 5 men mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 17 men who died of
disease, a total of 32.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2