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4th New York Independent Battery

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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

Regimental History
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

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