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York Independent Battery
27th 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
|Twenty-seventh New York Independent Battery. Capt., John B. Eaton.
This battery, the "Buffalo Light Artillery," was raised and organized at
Buffalo, where it was mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Dec. 17, 1862. It
performed garrison duty at Washington until the spring of 1864, save for a period in 1863
when it was ordered to Philadelphia at the time of Lee's invasion of Pennsylvania. In 1864
it fought with the 9th corps, at the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, first assault on the works
of Petersburg, and at the mine explosion. It was again active at Fort Stedman in March,
1865, and in the final assault on Petersburg. Commanded by Capt. Eaton, it was mustered
out at Fort Porter, Buffalo, June 22, 1865, having lost during service 2 men mortally
wounded, 5 men wounded, 2 missing, and 17 who died of disease, etc.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2