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6th New York
6th 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
|Sixth New York Independent Battery. Capts., Thomas W. Bunting,
Walter M. Bramhall, Joseph W. Martin, Moses P. Clark. This battery, recruited at Rahway,
N. J., and organized in New York city as the artillery company (K) of the 9th militia,
later 83d N. Y. infantry, was mustered into the U. S. service June 15, 1861, for a term of
three years. It left the state the next day and served with its regiment until Aug. 25,
when it was detached, and in December, was designated the 6th battery. In July, 1864, the
men of the 10th battery were transferred to it. The 6th saw a large amount of active
service, participating in over 40 battles and skirmishes. In 1861 it was active at
Pritchard's mill, Point of Rocks, Bolivar heights and Ball's bluff; in 1862, with the 3d
corps, it took part in the Peninsular campaign; in 1863, attached to the 1st brigade,
Horse artillery, 2nd cavalry division, it took part in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg
and Virginia campaigns, ending with Mine Run; in 1864, with the same command, it fought
through the Wilderness campaign and was then ordered into the defenses of Washington. In
Oct., 1864, it was engaged with the Army of the Shenandoah at Tom's brook, Cedar creek,
and near Newtown, Va. The battery continued in the service as a veteran organization after
its term expired and was finally mustered out on July 8, 1865, at Hart's island, N. Y.
harbor, commanded by Capt. Clark. During its term of service it lost 8 men killed and
mortally wounded, and 9 men who died of disease and other causes.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2