Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
Capt. John T. Bruen
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.
Initial Strength: 117;
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Detail Map #4: Greene's High-Water Mark in the West Woods (9am-noon)
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After the Antietam Campaign
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 & Notes
Source: Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, Des Moines, Iowa: The Dyer Publishing Co., 1908
We have one individual in the AotW database who was on the Maryland Campaign with this unit:
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