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4th New York
4th 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
|Fourth New York Independent Battery. Capt., James E. Smith. This
battery was variously known as Serrell's artillery, Parrott's battery, and Battery C
(afterwards D), N. Y. artillery. A portion of the 1st troop Washington Greys
formed its nucleus and it was recruited and organized in New York city. It was mustered
into the U. S. service at Staten island, Oct. 24, 1861, for a term of three years and the
following day left the state commanded by Capt. Smith. It received its arms (Parrott guns)
in October and in December some of the members of Busteed's Chicago battery were
transferred to it. It served until July, 1863, with the 3d corps, and during the remainder
of its term with the 2nd corps and the artillery reserve of the Army of the Potomac. It
took part in the following engagements: Siege of Yorktown, Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Seven
Days' battles, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Auburn, Bristoe Station and
the Mine Run campaign. It was discontinued on Dec. 4, 1863, commanded by 1st Lieut.
William T. McLean, and its members were transferred to the 1st N. Y. engineers, the 5th
and 15th N. Y. batteries, and Battery B, 1st N. Y. artillery. The 4th lost during service
5 men killed and mortally wounded, and 1 officer and 11 men who died of disease and other
causes. It especially distinguished itself at Gettysburg, where it materially aided in
seizing and retaining Little Round Top, its loss during this battle being 2 killed, 10
wounded and 1 missing.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2