United States Regiments & Batteries > New YorkArtillery and Engineers

Battery A lost 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 9 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Utica, N.Y.
September 12 Mustered in under Captain Thomas H. Bates
October 31 Left State for Washington, D. C. for duty at Camp Barry
December Assigned to Casey’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Attached to 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and moved to the Peninsula
April 5-May 4
Siege of Yorktown
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 23 Bottom’s and Turkey Island Bridge
May 24 Chickahominy
May 30 Bottom’s Bridge
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks

The battery’s guns were captured

June 15 The men were transferred to Batteries D and H, 1st New York Light Artillery and 7th and 8th Independent Batteries New York Light Artillery
Captain Bates returned to Utica to reorganize and recruit the battery
January Duty at Camp Barry, Washington, D.C., then attached to Sigel’s Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna
July 4 and 30 Actions at Chambersburg, Pa.
Lehigh District, Dept. of the Susquehanna
May Harrisburg, Pa., Dept. of the Susquehanna
July 29 Duty Mercersburg, Pa. (Section)
August District of the Monongahela, Dept. of the Susquehanna
October Chambersburg, Pa., Dept. of the Susquehanna
November District of Philadelphia, Dept. of Pennsylvania
June 28 Mustered out under Captain Bates