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20th New York Independent Battery

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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

Regimental History
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

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