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Battery D lost 1 officer and 12 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 14 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Elmira, N.Y. under Captain Thomas W. Osborn
September 6 Mustered in
October 31 Left State for Washington, D.C.
November Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac
March Ordered to the Peninsula, Va. attached to Hooker’s 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 5-May 4
Siege of Yorktown
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 24 Bottom’s Bridge
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines (or Fair Oaks)
June 15 Some of the survivors of Battery A transferred in after their battery was overrun and their pieces lost at Fair Oaks
June 25-July 1
Seven days before Richmond
June 25
Oak Grove
June 29
Savage Station and Peach Orchard
June 30
Turkey Bridge (or Malvern Cliff)
July 1
Malvern Hill
July Duty at Harrison’s Landing attached to Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps
August 16 Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., near Fairfax Seminary, Munson’s Hill and at Fairfax Station
Rappahannock Campaign

Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps

December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 “Mud March”
January At Falmouth
February Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps
April 27-May 6
Chancellorsville Campaign

Attached to Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps

May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 13 – August 1
Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded at Gettysburg by Captain George B. Winslow. It brought 116 men to the field serving six 12-pounder Napoleons, and lost 10 wounded and 8 missing in fighting in the Wheatfield.

July 23
Wapping Heights
October 9-22
Bristoe Campaign
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7
Kelly’s Ford
November 8 Brandy Station
November 26-December 2
Mine Run Campaign
November 27
Payne’s Grove
November 28-30
Mine Run
December-May Duty near Brandy Station
March Attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps
May 3-June 15
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James
May 5-7
Battle of the Wilderness

Captain Winslow was wounded in fighting on Orange Plank Road. Lieutenant Shelton then took command of the battery. Two guns were temporarily captured, but when the Confederates pulled back they were unable to remove them from the field during the day. They were left between the lines to be brought off by men from two North Carolina regiments after dark .

May 8
Laurel Hill
May 8-21
Battle of Spotsylvania Court House
May 12
“Bloody Angle” (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
Battle of Cold Harbor
June 1-3 Bethesda Church
June 16-18
Before Petersburg
June 21-23 Weldon Railroad
August 18-21
Six Mile House, Weldon Railroad
September 29
Varuna Road
September 30-October 1
Poplar Grove Church
February 5-7
Dabney’s Mills, Hatcher’s Run
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign
March 29-31
Boydton and White Oak Roads
April 1
Five Forks
April 2 Fall of Petersburg
April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee
April 9
Appomattox Court House

Surrender of Lee and his army.

May Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 16 Mustered out under Captain Jas. B. Hazleton