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1st New York Marine Artillery

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1st New York Marine Artillery 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
First New York Marine Artillery, — Col., William A. Howard; Lieut.-Col., Horace A. Manchester; Maj., Charles E. Mears. This regiment was raised and organized at New York city by Col. Howard for service on gunboats, which were to be provided for it. Most of the men were recruited in New York city, some in Buffalo, Newark, N. J., Chicago, Ill., and Washington, D. C. They were mustered into the U. S. service from Nov. 12, 1861, to Aug. 18, 1862, for three years. The regiment — ten companies — left the state by detachments during 1861 and 1862; served at Annapolis, Md., and from Aug., 1862, in North Carolina, attached to the 18th and 10th corps, portions of it taking part in the following engagements: Roanoke island, Elizabeth City, New Berne, Elizabeth, siege of Fort Macon, South Mills, Tranter's creek, Swift creek, Neuse river, Washington, near Shiloh, Rawle's mills, expedition to Goldsboro, Kinston and Folly island, and several minor affairs. The regiment was disbanded in March, 1863. It lost during service 1 officer and 14 men killed in action; 2 men mortally wounded; 1 officer and 72 men died of disease and other causes, a total of 90.

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

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