“1st Troop Washington Grays”

1861
Organized before the war as Company I of the 8th New York Regiment
April 19 Entered service of the United States for three months service and left State for Annapolis, Md. under Captain Joshua M. Varian.
April-May Duty at Annapolis
May 18 Near Light House at Smith’s Point, Chesapeake Bay, Md.
May-June Ordered to Washington, D.C., and outpost duty at Fall’s Church, Va. Attached to Keyes’ Brigade, Tyler’s Division, McDowell’s Army of Northeast Virginia
June 17 Fairfax Court House
July 20 Mustered out at end of term. The guns were left with the army and manned by detachments of 8th and 29th Regiments New York Infantry, designated as Bookwood’s Battery, which later the 2nd Independent Battery. About 40 members reentered service with an artillery company which eventually became the 4th Independent New York Battery.
1863
June Entered service as a part of the 8th Regiment, New York National Guard, for 30 days’ service as Artillery and Cavalry, commande by Captain Robert Brown.
June 17 Left State for Harrisburg, Pa. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna
June 23 Shippensburg, Pa.
June 26 Kingston
June 28 Oyster Point
June 29 Near Fort Washington
June 30 Sporting Hill
July 1 Carlisle
July 23 Mustered out at New York City .