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“Orleans Battery”

The battery lost 1 enlisted man died of accidental wounds and 16 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

See photos of the 17th New York Battery.

Organized at Lockport, N.Y.
August 26 Mustered in under Captain George T. Anthony
October 23 Left State for Washington, D.C.
October Duty at Artillery Camp of Instruction and in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. Assigned to Abercrombie’s Division, Defenses of Washington
February Assigned to Abercrombie’s Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington
April Assigned to Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps
July Assigned to Artillery, King’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
March Assigned to Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps
May Assigned to 2nd Brigade, DeRussy’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
July Ordered to Join Army of the James in the field at Petersburg, Va. and assigned to Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps
July 6 Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond; Duty on north side of the James River before Richmond
September 28-30 Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights
December Assigned to Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps
March 28-April 9 Appomattox Campaign
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 6 Rice’s Station
April 9 Appomattox Court House. Surrender of Lee and his army.
April-May Duty in the Dept. of Virginia
June 12 Mustered out under Captain Anthony