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York Independent Battery
33rd 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
|Thirty-third New York Independent Battery. Capt., Algar M.
Wheeler. This battery was recruited at Buffalo, Rochester, Lockport and Elmira, and was
mustered into the U. S. service at Elmira, Sept. 4, 1863, for three years. It left the
state the next day and was stationed at Washington until the following April, when it was
assigned to the 1st brigade, 3d division, 10th corps, with which it took part in the
operations against Petersburg and Richmond, being engaged at Drewry's bluff and at Bermuda
Hundred in May. It participated with its corps in the assault on Petersburg in June and
remained in the trenches there until the close of the war. In Aug., 1864, it was stationed
at Fort Pocahontas, and from Jan., 1865, was attached to Ferrero's division in the
defenses of Bermuda Hundred, but took part in the final assault on Petersburg, April 2,
1865. It was mustered out at Petersburg, June 25, 1865. Its loss during service was 1
officer and 12 enlisted men who died of disease, etc.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2