United States Regiments & Batteries > New YorkArtillery and Engineers

Battery E lost 1 officer and 4 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 12 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

September 13 Organized at Elmira, N.Y., and mustered in under Captain John Stocum
October 31 Left State for Washington, D.C.
November Duty at Camp Barry, Defenses of Washington, D.C. attached to defenses of Washington and W. F. Smith’s Division, Army of the Potomac
January 27 Captain Stocum was dismissed from the service after having been orderd to report for examination. Later in the year he recruited and commanded a company in the 161st New York Infantry and was eventually promoted to major. Captain Charles C. Wheeler was appointed to take over the battery.
March Attached to Artillery, Smith’s 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
March 22 Moved to the Peninsula
April 5 Action at Lee’s Mills
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
April 16 Lee’s Mills
May 5 Battle of Williamsburg
May Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 6th Army Corps. Army of the Potomac
May 23-24 Mechanicsville
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond
June 26 Battle of Mechanicsville
June 27-28 Garnett’s Farm and Golding’s Farm
June 29 Savage Station
June 30
White Oak Swamp Bridge

Captain Wheeler reported that the battery was so stricken by sickness that only two guns of the battery could be manned effectively.

July 1 Malvern Hill
August Duty at Harrison’s Landing
August 16-27 Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville. Attached to 1st New York Independent Battery Light Artillery due to being reduced in numbers to the point of inefficiency
August 28-31 In works at Centreville
August 30 Assist in checking Pope’s rout at Bull Run
September 1 Cover Pope’s retreat to Fairfax Court House
September 6-22 Maryland Campaign
September 14 South Mountain
September 16 Lee’s Mills
September 17
September Duty at Hagerstown, Md.
October 29-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va.
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January 20-24 “Mud March.” Captain Wheeler was honorably discharged.
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
April 29-May 2 Operations at Franklin’s Crossing
May 3 Maryes Heights, Fredericksburg
May 3-4 Salem Heights
June 20 Attached to Battery “L,” 1st New York Light Artillery and Artillery Brigade, 1st Army Corps
July 2-4 Battle of Gettysburg

The combined batteries were commanded by Captain Gilbert H. Reynolds until he was was wounded on July 1. Lieutenant George Beck then took command. The batteries brought 141 men to the field serving six Ordnance Rifles, and lost 1 gun captured.

From the monument:

Casualties July 1st, 1863 near Chambersburg Pike, 1 killed, 15 wounded, 1 missing. July 2nd and 3rd engaged with enemy from position on Cemetery Hill.

July On line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan
October 9-22 Bristoe Campaign. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps
November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 26-December 2 Mine Run Campaign
February 6-7 Demonstration on the Rapidan
May 3-June 15
Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River

Captain Henry W. Davis was assigned to command the battery.

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, “Bloody Angle”
May 23-26
North Anna River

Captain Davis was killed attempting to rally a line of infantry

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

Reorganized as a Coehorn Mortar battery under First Lieutenant James B. Hazleton and attached to Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac. Captain Angell Matthewson was then assigned to command the battery.

June to January Siege of Petersburg
March 28-April 9
Appomattox Campaign

Commanded by Lieutenant George H. Barse and attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps

April 2 Assault on and capture of Petersburg
April Moved to Washington, D.C.
May 23 Grand Review
June 6 Mustered out under Captain Matthewson