United States Regiments & Batteries > New York

Battery L lost 11 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 12 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

September Organized at Rochester, N.Y. under Captain John A. Reynolds
November 17 Moved to Elmira, N.Y., and mustered in
November 21 Left State for Washington, D.C.
December Duty at Camp Barry attached to Defenses of Washington, D.C.
February At Baltimore, Md. attached to Dix’s Command
May Moved to Winchester, Va. and assigned to 1st Brigade, Sigel’s Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah
May 28 Skirmish at Charlestown
May 28-30 Defense of Harper’s Ferry
June Assigned to 1st Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of Virginia
August 9
Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va.
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 26 Sulphur Springs
August 28
Battle of Gainesville
August 29
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September 1
Battle of Chantilly
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign. Assigned to 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 14
Battle of South Mountain
September 16-17
Battle of Antietam

The battery brought six 3 inch Ordnance Rifles to the field, and lost 5 wounded out of 84 engaged.

October 29-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg


January 20-24 “Mud March”
February Duty at Falmouth and Belle Plains
March 13 Captain John Reynolds was promoted to major and left the battery. His brother, Lieutenant Gilbert Reynolds, took over command of the battery and was promoted to captain.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations at Pollock’s Mill Creek
April 29-30 Fitzhugh’s Crossing
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Gilbert H. Reynolds, and brought 141 men to the field serving six 3 inch Ordnance Rifles. It lost 1 killed, 15 wounded, and 1 missing, including Captain Reynolds, who was wounded on July 1 in fighting west of Gettysburg. One gun was captured. Lieutenant Breck then took over the battery, holding a position on East Cemetery Hill against Confederate assaults on July 2nd and 3rd.

July On line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
March Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps, then to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, attached to 9th Army Corps
May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7 Battle of the Wilderness
May 8 Laurel Hill
May 8-12 Spottsylvania
May 12-21 Spottsylvania Court House
May 12 Assault on the Salient
May 23-26 North Anna River
May 23 Jericho Ford
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 28-31 Totopotomoy
June 1-12 Cold Harbor
June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June 16-18 First Assault on Petersburg; Siege of Petersburg begins
August 18-21 Weldon Railroad
February 5-7 Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Assault on and fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee. Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps
May 23 Moved to Washington, D. C. Grand Review
June 17 Mustered out under Captain George Breck