Battle Unit Details


12th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery


Organized at Albany, N, Y., and mustered in January 14, 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., January 17. Attached to Whipple's Brigade, Wadsworth's Command, Military District of Washington, to February, 1863. 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army Potomac, to May 18, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.

Duty at Artillery Camp, Defences of Washington, D. C., to February, 1863, and in the Defences of Washington, till July. Pursuit of Lee July 6-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. On line of the Rappahannock till October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Rapidan Campaign May 3-June 15, 1864. Battle of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Harris Farm or Fredericksburg Road May 19. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration on north side of the James July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Ream's Station August 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Assault and capture of Petersburg April 2. Moved to Washington, May. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

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