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New York Light Artillery, 10th Battery

"2nd Excelsior Battery"
Organized: New York City, NY; mustered in 4/9/1862
Disbanded/Mustered out: 6/21/1864


Commanding Officer on the Antietam Campaign:
  Capt. John T. Bruen


  6   Napoleon


This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Twelfth Army Corps
  Division - Twelfth Corps Artillery

Unit history

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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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

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:


Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--CaptBruen, John Theophilus        We have some details for this person


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