United States Regiments & Batteries > New York

The 6th New York Independent Battery lost 8 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 9 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.-

Organized at New York City as Artillery Company K, 9th Regiment State Militia Infantry, later known as 83rd Regiment Infantry
June 15 Mustered in
June 16 Left State state and served with its Regiment
September 15 Pritchard’s Mills, Md.
September 24 Point of Rocks
September 25 Detached from Regiment
October 21-24 Operations on the Potomac attached to Stone’s Division, Army of the Potomac,
October 21

Ball’s Bluff

December 7 Designated 6th Battery
December Duty in the Defenses of Washington and on the Upper Potomac attached to Hooker’s Division
March Moved to the Virginia Peninsula and attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 5-May 4

Siege of Yorktown

May 5

Battle of Williamsburg

May 31-June 1

Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks

June Attached to Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps
June 18

Fair Oaks

June 25-July 1

Seven days before Richmond

July 1

Battle of Malvern Hill

July At Harrison’s Landing
August 5 Malvern Hill
August 16-24 Movement to Alexandria and duty in the Defenses of Washington
December Attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
February Attached to 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, serving with Pleasanton’s 1st Division, Cavalry Corps
March 17

Action at Kelly’s Ford, Va.

April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

May 1-5

Battle of Chancellorsville

May Attached to 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac
June 3 – July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

June 9

Battle of Brandy Station

Commanded by Captain Joseph W. Martin.

June 21


July 1-3

Battle of Gettysburg

Commanded by Captain Joseph W. Martin. It brought 130 men to the field serving six 3″ Ordnance Rifles, and suffered 1 man wounded.

September 10-11 Scout to Middleburg
September 13-17 Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan
September 13 Culpeper Court House
October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

October 12-13 Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs
October 14 St. Stephen’s Church, Auburn and Bristoe
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

November 27 New Hope Church

Rapidan Campaign

May 5-7

Battle of the Wilderness

May 7-8

Todd’s Tavern

May 9-24

Sheridan’s Raid to James River

May 9-10

North Anna River

May 11

Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern; Ashland Station

May 12 Richmond Fortifications
May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey
May 27 Hanovertown
May 28

Hawe’s Shop and Aenon Church

May 28-31


May 31-June 3

Battle of Cold Harbor

June 6 In Defenses of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Attached to Horse Artillery, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Middle Military Division

October 8-9

Tom’s Brook

October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek
October Duty in the Shenandoah Valley
November 28-December 3 Expedition from Winchester into Fauquier and Loudoun Counties
December Attached to 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah
December 19-28 Expedition to Gordonsville
April Moved to Washington, D.C. and duty in the defenses of that city attached to Horse Artillery Brigade, Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps
July 8 Mustered out