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York Independent Battery
20th 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
|Twentieth New York Independent Battery. The 20th battery was
originally recruited in the counties of New York and Kings as one of the batteries of
Anthon's battalion of artillery. It was organized at New York city and there mustered into
the U. S. service for three years, Dec. 27, 1862. It was commanded by Capt. Gilbert S.
Coddington until Aug. 31, 1863, when he resigned and was succeeded by Capt. B. Franklin
Ryer. Its term of service was spent in garrison duty at Forts Schuyler and Columbus, New
York harbor, and it was mustered out at New York city, July 31, 1865, having sustained a
loss of 6 men by disease during its term of service. A section of the battery assisted in
quelling the New York draft riots in July, 1863.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2