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3rd New York Independent Battery

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3rd 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
Third New York Independent Battery. — Capts., Thaddeus P. Mott, William Stuart, William A. Harn. This battery was recruited and organized in New York city soon after the outbreak of the war, leaving the state for Washington on May 19, 1861, commanded by Capt. Mott. It was originally Co. D — the howitzer company — of the 2nd militia, later the 82nd N. Y. infantry, and served detached from the regiment until Dec, 1861. It was mustered into the U. S. service at Washington on June 17, 1861, for three years. As a part of the 82nd it participated in the first battle of Bull Run, and attached to W. T. Smith's brigade, Potomac division, it was twice in action at Lewinsville in Sept., 1861. The following spring it moved on the Peninsular campaign with the 2nd division, 6th corps, taking part in the siege of Yorktown, the battles of Lee's mill, Williamsburg, Chickahominy, and the Seven Days' battles, At Lee's mill it lost 11 men killed and wounded, and during the Seven Days' battles it performed gallant service under the personal command of Capt. Mott, sustaining a loss of 10 men killed, wounded and missing at White Oak swamp bridge. At the end of the Peninsular campaign, Capt. Mott resigned and was succeeded by Capt. William Stuart. Attached to the 1st division, 4th corps, it took part in the battle of Antietam, in the battle of Fredericksburg it was with the 6th corps, and was attached to this corps during the remainder of its active service. In the spring of 1863 it moved on the Chancellorsville campaign, being engaged at Franklin's crossing, Marye's heights and Salem Church; then took part in the battle of Gettysburg, and the subsequent campaigns in Virginia, ending with that of Mine Run. In the spring of 1864, it took part in all the great battles of the Wilderness campaign, leading up to the siege of Petersburg. It remained before Petersburg from June, 1864, to April 2, 1865, during which period it sustained a loss of 1 killed and 6 wounded. It then engaged in the Appomattox campaign, being active at the final assault on the works of Petersburg, Sailor's creek and Appomattox Court House. The original members (except veterans) had been mustered out on the expiration of their term of service and the battery, composed of veterans and recruits, was continued in service. On June 24, 1865, commanded by Capt. Harn, it was mustered out at New York city, having lost 14 men killed and mortally wounded and 4 men who died of disease.

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

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