Battle Unit Details


34th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery

Originally organized as Battery "L," 2nd New York Heavy Artillery, and mustered in November 18, 1861. Left State for Washington, D. C., December 2, 1861. Detached from Regiment March, 1862. Attached to Sturgls' Brigade, Military District of Washington, to June, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, to February, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1863, and Army of the Ohio to June, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Designated 34th Independent Battery November 19, 1863.

Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till June, 1862. Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va., August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 20-23. Sulphur Springs August 23-24. Buckland's Bridge, Broad Run, August 27. Battles of Groveton August 29. Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington and in Pleasant Valley, Md., till October 27. Movement to Falmouth, Va., October 27-November 19. Action at Jefferson November 11. Sulphur Springs November 13 and 15. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till February 19. Moved to Newport News, Va., February 19; thence to Paris, Ky., March 26-April 2. Duty at various points in Kentucky till June. Movement to Vicksburg, Miss., June 3-14. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 14-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson, Miss., July 10-17. At Milldale till August 6. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, August 6-14. March to Nicholasville, Ky., August 18-25, and to Crab Orchard September 9-11. March over Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., thence to Lenoir Station October 2-29. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. At Lenoir Station till November 14. Action at Lenoir Station November 14-15. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 4. Pursuit of Longstreet December 5-19. Operations in East Tennessee till March 20, 1864. Movement to Annapolis, Md., March 20-April 7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Ny River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient (or "Bloody Angle") May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Weldon Railroad August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Assault and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D. C., April 21-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 21, 1865.

Battery lost during service 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 21.
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