“Brickel’s German Light Artillery”

1861
Organized at New York City
August 12 Battery B mustered in
August 26 Battery A mustered in
September 11 Battery C mustered in
September 20 Battery D mustered in
October 12 Left State for Washington, D.C.
October Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
1862
March Moved to the Virginia Peninsula. Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown, Va.
May Attached to 3rd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 20 Near New Bridge
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26 Battle of Mechanicsville
June 27 Gaines Mill
June 28 Garnett’s Farm
June 30 Turkey Bridge or Malvern Cliff
July 1 Malvern Hill
August At Harrison’s Landing
August 16-28 Movement to Alexandria
September-October Maryland Campaign. Attached to Artillery Reserve, 5th Army Corps.
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The battalion was commanded by Major Albert Arndt, who was mortally wounded directing one of his guns. The battalion was made up of:

Battery A, commanded by Lieutenant Berhhard Wever, four 20 pounder Parrott Rifles
Battery B, commanded by Lieutenant Alfred von Kleiser, of four 20 pounder Parrott Rifles
Battery C, commanded by Captain Robert Langner, four 20 pounder Parrott Rifles
Battery D, commanded by Captain Charles Kusserow, six 32 pound Howitzers

October-November Movement to Falmouth
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg
December Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
1863
January 20-24 “Mud March”
March 5 Battalion organization discontinued

Battery A was designated 29th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery
Battery B was designated 30th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery
Battery C was designated 31st New York Independent Battery Light Artillery
Battery D was designated 32nd New York Independent Battery Light Artillery