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3rd New York
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
|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