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1st New York Light Artillery, Battery C

 

Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Capt. Almont Barnes

 

Arms:
  2   3-in. Ordnance Rifle

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Fifth (V) Army Corps
  Division - 3rd Division, V Corps
  Brigade - 3rd Division, V Corps Artillery


On the Antietam Campaign

The battery lost a section of 2 guns at Manassas Junction on the night of 26 August 1862, and they had not yet been replaced.

... the battery was assigned to Humphreys' Division (Third), of the Fifth Corps, and arrived [on 18 September 1862] on the field of Antietam in time to fire the last cannon shots of that contest, from a point between Sharpsburg and the river, under direction of Gen. E. B. Tyler, of the Third Brigade [sic; 1st Brigade, 3rd Division].

Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #19: Humphreys' Division, Fifth Army Corps - 14 Sep, 6 AM to 18 Sep, 7 AM
Tablet #33: Fifth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 2 PM to 16 Sep, 12 PM

References & Notes

The quote above from the Final Report on the Battlefield of Gettysburg (New York at Gettysburg) by the New York Monuments Commission for the Battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga (Albany, NY: J.B. Lyon Company, 1902).

We have 2 individuals who were on the Maryland Campaign in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptBarnes, Almont         We have a picture for this person We have some details for this person
--SgtMcKnight, James Died   11/07

 

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