Battle Unit Details


6th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery


Organized at New York City as Artillery Company "K," 9th Regiment State Militia Infantry, later known as 83rd Regiment Infantry, and mustered in June 15, 1861. Left State June 16, 1861. Served with its Regiment till September 25, 1861, then detached and designated 6th Battery December 7, 1861. Attached to Stone's Division, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1861. Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, 3rd Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1863. 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Potomac, serving with Pleasanton's 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, to May, 1863, and with 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1864. Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. Horse Artillery, 1st Division, Cavalry Corps, Middle Military Division, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Horse Artillery, Army of the Shenandoah, to April, 1865. Horse Artillery Brigade, Defences of Washington, D. C., 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Duty in the Defences of Washington and on the Upper Potomac, till March, 1862. Pritchard's Mills, Md., September 15, 1861. Point of Rocks September 24. Operations on the Potomac October 21-24. Ball's Bluff October 21. Moved to the Virginia Peninsula March, 1862. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Fair Oaks June 18. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Malvern Hill July 1 and August 5. At Harrison Landing till August 16. Movement to Alexandria August 16-24, and duty in the Defences of Washington till January, 1863. Action at Kelly's Ford, Va., March 17. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Brandy Station and Beverly Ford June 9. Upperville June 21. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Scout to Middleburg September 10-11. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Culpeper Court House September 13. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Warrenton or White Sulphur Springs October 12-13. St. Stephen's Church, Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. New Hope Church November 27. Rapidan Campaign May-June, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Todd's Tavern May 7-8. Sheridan's Raid to James River May 9-24. North Anna River May 9-10. Ground Squirrel Church and Yellow Tavern May 11. Ashland Station May 11. Richmond Fortifications May 12. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Hanovertown May 27. Hawe's Shop and Aenon Church May 28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor May 31-June 3. In Defences of Washington, D. C., June 6 to September. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign September to November. Tom's Brook October 8-9. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty in the Shenandoah Valley till April, 1865. Expedition from Winchester into Fauquier and Loudoun Counties November 28-December 3, 1864. Expedition to Gordonsville December 19-28. Moved to Washington, D. C., April, 1865, and duty in the defences of that city till July. Mustered out July 8, 1865.

Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

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