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3rd New York
3rd New York
Light Artillery Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 9 View the Entire Book
|Third New York Light Artillery. The portion of the regiment from Hancock
joined the new companies at Washington Feb. 21, 1862, and was ordered to Arlington
heights, where it remained until March 27, when it was assigned to Gen. Burnside's command
and embarked for New Berne on the Carolina expedition, during which the batteries served
detached a great part of the time.
Battery A, Capt. John T. Baker, was one of the
original two years companies and served during the North Carolina campaign as heavy
artillery, first at Fort Rowan. It was assigned to the 10th corps in Jan., 1863, and was
mustered out at Auburn, N. Y.. on June 2, 1863, the three years men being transferred to
Cos. E, I and K. A new Co. A was mustered into the U. S. service on Sept. 23, 1864, for
one year and joined the regiment in North Carolina. It was active at Foster's mills,
Gardiner's bridge and Butler's bridge and served in the campaign of March and April, 1865,
in Carter's division, provisional corps, being engaged at Wise's Forks. It was mustered
out at Syracuse, July 3, 1865.
Battery B, Capt. Terrence J. Kennedy, was
consolidated with Cos. C and E when reorganization took place in Feb., 1862, and a new
Battery B, Capt. Joseph J. Morrison, was mustered in at New York city Dec. 19, 1861, for
three years. This battery was equipped as light artillery; served in the 18th corps in
North Carolina; took part in the expedition to Weldon; was engaged in Rawle's mill;
returned to New Berne on Dec. 11 and joined the Goldsboro expedition, taking part in the
actions at Southwest creek, Kinston bridge, Whitehall and Goldsboro. In Jan., 1863, the
battery was ordered to Hilton Head. S. C, and attached to the 10th corps. It shared in the
operations against Fort Wagner and the reduction of the fortifications of Charleston
harbor, remaining in that vicinity until the close of its term of service and gaining
commendation in many encounters. It was mustered out at Syracuse, July 13, 1865.
Battery C. Capt. James E. Ashcroft, was mustered into
the U. S. service in 1861 and mustered out at Elmira June 2. 1863, when its three years'
men were transferred to Cos. I and K. A new battery C, Capt. W. E. Mercer, was mustered
into the U. S. service on Aug. 31, 1863, for a three years' term, and joined the regiment
in North Carolina. At New Berne it was equipped as heavy artillery and engaged in
construction work at Fort Totten, participating in several expeditions into the
surrounding country. It was active in the campaign of March and April, 1865, engaging the
enemy at several different points, notably Southwest creek, Wise's Forks, and Bennett
house, and was mustered out at Syracuse, July 14, 1865.
Battery D, Capt. Owen Gavignan, was one of the
original two years' companies and was mustered out at Elmira, June 2, 1863, the three
years men being distributed among Cos. E, I and K. A new Battery D was mustered into the
U. S. service at Syracuse in Feb., 1864, and joined the regiment in North Carolina, where
it served as heavy artillery, being stationed at Fort Totten. It was active in the
campaign in the Carolinas in March, 1865, engaging the enemy together with the preceding
battery, and was mustered out at Syracuse, July 5, 1865.
Battery E, Capt. Theodore Schenck, was one of the
original two years' companies, but received the three years men of Cos. A, B, C and D and
remained in service after its two years' men were mustered out. Equipped as light
artillery at New Berne, it accompanied the Goldsboro expedition in Dec, 1862, engaging the
enemy at Kinston, Whitehall bridge and Goldsboro and on its return occupied permanent
winter quarters at New Berne. In the spring of 1864, the battery was ordered to Virginia,
where it served with the artillery brigade of the 18th corps until June, with the 10th
corps until September, again with the 18th until December and the remainder of its term of
service with the 24th corps. It was sent to Petersburg and took part in engagements at
Drewry's bluff, Bermuda Hundred, Fort Harrison and Petersburg, participating in the final
assault April 2, 1865. It was mustered out at Richmond, Va., June 23, 1865.
Battery F, Capt. Nelson T. Stevens, was organized May
22, 1861, and transferred to Co. A in September. A new company, Capt. Edwin S. Jenny, was
organized in Feb., 1862, and mustered in for three years. It joined the regiment at New
Berne, N. C, where it was equipped as a light battery and accompanied the Goldsboro
expedition, losing 32 members killed, wounded or missing. It next joined the expedition to
Blount's creek, after which it was ordered to Morris island and took part in the
bombardment of Fort Wagner in July, 1863, and the further operations about Charleston
harbor, serving with the 10th corps. In the bombardment of Fort Sumter in Nov., 1863, at
Seabrook, John's island and James island, the battery rendered effective service. Battery
F was mustered out at Syracuse, July 24, 1865.
Battery G, Capt. Charles H. Stewart, was
organized in May, 1861, and in September received new members from Battery K. It was
active at Washington, N. C, in July, 1862, and also in March, 1863. It was mustered out at
Elmira June 2, 1863, the three years men having been transferred to the new Co. K in May.
In March, 1864, a new Battery G, Capt. David L. Aberdeen, was mustered into the U. S.
service for a three years' term and assigned to the 18th corps, Department of Virginia and
to the provisional corps in North Carolina in March, 1865. It was active at Wise's Forks
and Bennett house, and from April 5 served with the artillery reserve, 23d corps. It was
mustered out at Syracuse, July 7, 1865.
Battery H, Capt. Solomon Giles, was organized
in May, 1861, and transferred in September to Cos. B and I. It was replaced by a new
Battery H, Capt. William J. Riggs, Feb. 22, 1862, which was equipped as a light battery at
New Berne and served in North Carolina during that year, sharing in the Goldsboro and
Blount's creek expeditions and fighting at Swift creek, Tarboro and Dismal swamp. In Oct.,
1863, it was ordered to Fortress Monroe; moved to Newport News in December; to Portsmouth,
Va., in April, 1864; was assigned to the artillery brigade, 18th corps, in June, and to
the 24th corps in December. It was active at Fort Harrison and in the final assault on
Petersburg April 2, 1865, and was mustered out at Richmond, Va., June 24, 1865.
Battery I, Capt. John H. Ammon, was organized
at Elmira and on May 22, 1861, was mustered into the U. S. service for two years. It
received recruits from Cos. H and K and in 1863 from Cos. A, C and D. It served in North
and South Carolina; took part in the siege of Fort Macon; in the Goldsboro expedition; was
stationed at New Berne in 1863; in March, 1865, was assigned to the provisional corps in
North Carolina, with which it engaged at Wise's Forks; was then transferred to the
artillery reserve, 23d corps, and was mustered out of the service at Syracuse, July 8,
Battery K, Capt. James R. Angell, was organized
in May, 1861, and transferred to Cos. D and G in September. A new Co. K, Capt. Angell, was
mustered into the U. S. service on Dec. 20, 1861, for a three years' term, and joined the
regiment at New Berne, N. C, where it was equipped as a light battery. It was active in
the Goldsboro expedition; was stationed at Free bridge in July, 1863, and at New Berne in
1864; was transferred in April, 1864, to the 1st division, 18th corps, Army of the James.
The two years men were mustered out at the expiration of their term of service and
recruits received from Cos. D and G. In May, 1864, the battery was assigned to the 3d
division, 18th corps, and in June to the artillery brigade, 18th corps. In Dec, 1864, it
was transferred to the artillery brigade of the 24th corps. It was active at Bermuda
Hundred, in the early assaults on Petersburg, and in the final assault April 2, 1865. It
was mustered out at Richmond, June 30, 1865.
Battery L, Capt. Terrence J. Kennedy, organized
as an independent battery in 1861, continued as such and never joined the regiment. In
March, 1865, the 24th Independent Battery (q. v.) was transferred to the regiment as
Battery L and was mustered out July 7, 1865.
Battery M, Capt. James V. White, was organized
as Co. I of the 76th N. Y. infantry and with two other companies was assigned to the
regiment on Jan. 24, 1862. It was mustered into the U. S. service at Albany, Jan. 18,
1862, for a three years' term and joined the regiment in North Carolina. It served near
New Berne, N. C, until Oct., 1863, and was then ordered to Fortress Monroe. In Jan., 1864,
it was assigned to the 18th corps and to the 1st division of that corps in March, being
transferred to the 3d division the following May. In June it became a part of the
artillery brigade, 18th corps, and in Dec, 1864, of the artillery brigade, 24th corps. It
took part in the operations before Petersburg, joined in the final assault, and was
mustered out of the service at Richmond, June 26, 1865.
During its term of service, the total loss of
the entire regiment was 189 members killed, wounded or missing.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2