New York Light Artillery, 10th Battery"2nd Excelsior Battery"
Organized: New York City, NY; mustered in 4/9/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out on 6/21/1864
|Commanding Officer: |
Capt. John T. Bruen
|Statistics for Maryland Campaign|
Initial Strength: 117
Map Showing this Unit:
Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods
Battlefield Tablets for this Unit:
Tablet #120: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 5 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
Tablet #27: Twelfth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 6 AM to 17 Sep, 12 PM
This Battery's Chain of Command:
Army - Army of the Potomac
Corps - Twelfth (XII) Army Corps
Division - XII Corps Artillery
History of the Unit:
Organized at New York City as "2nd Excelsior Battery" 9 April 1862. Left State for Washington, D. C., April 10. Attached to Wadsworth's Command, Defenses of Washington, D.C., to June, 1862. Artillery 2nd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to November, 1862.
The remainder of the War:
The battery served with the Army of the Potomac on the Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg Campaigns before returning to duty in the defenses of Washington in July 1863. The battery was disbanded and remaining men and equipment were transferred to 6th New York Battery, Light Artillery, on 21 June 1864.
References, Sources, and other Notes:
Source: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908
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