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The 8th New York Independent Battery lost 36 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

Organized at Newburg, N.Y., as a part of the 10th Legion, 56th New York Infantry Regiment
October 30 Mustered in
December 7 Designated 8th Battery and left State for Washington, D.C.
December Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C. attached to Casey’s Division, Army of the Potomac
March Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula and attached to 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 5-May 4 Siege of Yorktown
May 5
Battle of Williamsburg
May 20-24 Operations about Bottom’s Bridge
May 31-June 1
Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks
June Attached to 1st Brigade, King’s Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia
June 25-July 1 Seven days before Richmond.  Attached to 4th Corps, Yorktown, Va.
July 1
Malvern Hill
July At Harrison’s Landing
August Moved to Yorktown, Va., and duty there and at Gloucester Point attached to Artillery Reserve, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia
June 24-July 7 Dix’s Peninsula Campaign
July 25 Expedition to Gloucester Court House
October 4-9 Expedition to Matthews County
October Garrison duty at Portsmouth, Va.
January Assigned to Portsmouth, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina
May – June 1 Section detached with Kautz’s Cavalry Division, Army of the James
May 3-28 Butler’s operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 5-11 Kautz’s Raid from Suffolk against Petersburg & Weldon Railroad (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 5 Wall’s Bridge (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 7 Stony Creek Station (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 8 Nottaway Railroad Bridge (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 8-9 Jarrett’s Station and Nottaway River (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 12-17 Kautz’s Raid on Richmond & Danville Railroad (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 14 Flat Creek Bridge near Chula Depot (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 16 Belcher’s Mills (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
May 17-30 Bermuda Hundred (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
June 9 Petersburg (section with Kautz’s Cavalry Division)
July 27-August 4 Expedition from Suffolk into North Carolina
October 15-17 Expedition from Bernard’s Mills to Murfree’s, N. C. (Section)
October 16 Blackwater (Section)
March 10-11 Expedition from Suffolk to Murfree’s Depot, N, C. (Detachment)
March 10 South Quay (Detachment)
June 30 Mustered out at Norfolk, Va.,