United States Regiments & Batteries > New York

The 13th Independent Battery lost 1 officer and 11 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 16 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at New York City
October 15 Mustered in under Captain Emil Sturmfels
October 17 Left State for Washington, D.C.
October Duty on the Upper Potomac attached to Baker’s Brigade, Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac
December In the Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Blenker’s Division, Army of the Potomac


March Attached to Blenker’s 2nd Division 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April Operations in the Shenandoah Valley attached to Blenker’s Division, Dept. of the Mountains
April 18 Reconnaissance to Rappahannock River and action at Rappahannock Crossing
May 15 Captain Sturmfels resigned and Julius Dieckman mustered in as captain.
June 8 Battle of Cross Keys
June Attached to Reserve Artillery, 1st Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
June 1 Private Edmund Russell killed resisting an officer at Wordensville, Virginia
July 22 Occupation of Luray
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D, C. attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
December 10-16 March to Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 “Mud March”
February-April At Brook’s Station
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May Attached to Artillery Brigade, 11th Army Corps
May 26 Captain Dieckman resigned. First Lieutenant William Wheeler
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery brought 118 men to the field serving four Ordnance Rifles, and lost eight wounded and three missing.

July 5-24 Pursuit of Lee
August Near Bristoe Station
August 12 First Lieutenant Wheeler promoted to captain
September 24-October 4 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala. Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland.
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23-24 Orchard Knob
November 24-25 Mission Ridge
November 28-December 8 March to relief of Knoxville
December-April Duty in Lookout Valley
January Attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps
May 1-September 8 Atlanta Campaign. Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland.
May 8-11 Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge, Tunnel Hill and Buzzard’s Roost Gap
May 8 Dug Gap or Mill Creek
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 19 Near Cassville
May 25 New Hope Church
May 26-June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 15 Gilgal or Golgotha Church
June 16 Corporal Peter Duffy killed at Pine Knob
June 17 Muddy Creek
June 19 Noyes Creek
June 22
Kolb’s Farm

Captain William Wheeler killed

June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattahoochie River
July 26 First Lieutenant Henry Bundy promoted to captain
July 19-20
Peach Tree Creek

Sergeant John O’Connor, Corporal James Lynch and Private Augustin Kollin were killed

July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 26-September 2 Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge
September 2 Occupation of Atlanta
September Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and duty in that District attached to Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland
December 4 Overall’s Creek
December 5-12 Hood’s attack on Murfreesboro
December 7 Wilkinson’s Pike, Murfreesboro
December Attached to Defenses Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland
March Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland
April 1 Private George Muller was killed in an accident near Tullahoma, Tennessee
July 28 Mustered out under Captain Henry Bundy