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8th New York Independent Battery

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8th 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
Eighth New York Independent Battery. — Capts., E. Butler Fitch, Peter Morton. This battery, recruited principally in the county of Delaware, was organized at Newburg as part of the 10th Legion, 56th N. Y. infantry, and was designated the 8th battery on Dec. 7, 1861. It was mustered into the U. S. service for three years, Oct. 30, 1861; left the state commanded by Capt. Fitch on Nov. 7; proceeded to Washington, where it was assigned to Casey's division; and was with the 4th corps in the Peninsular campaign in 1862, sustaining a loss of 6 killed and wounded at Fair Oaks. It then performed garrison duty at Gloucester Point, Yorktown and Portsmouth, being engaged at Gloucester Court House and Baltimore cross-roads. A section of the battery served with the cavalry division, Army of the James, in the operations against Petersburg and Richmond in May, 1864. It continued in service as a veteran organization and was mustered out at Norfolk, Va., June 30, 1865, under command of Capt. Morton. It lost during service 1 enlisted man died of wounds, and 40 men died of disease and other causes.

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

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