10th New York Independent Battery
Light Artillery

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Wheatfield Road, east of Peach Orchard Gettysburg

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10th Independent Battery
New York Light Artillery
1st Volunteer Brigade
Artillery Reserve
July 2nd 1863.

Attached to 5th Massachusetts
Light Battery (E).

Killed 2. Wounded 3.

Organized as the 2nd
Excelsior Battery.
Mustered into U. S. Service
April 9th 1862.
Consolidated with 6th
N. Y. Independent Battery
June 21st 1864.
Mustered out June 22nd 1865.


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First organized at Syracuse, N. Y, and mustered in December 18, 1861. Assigned to 3rd New York Light Artillery as Battery "F" January 21, 1862. Again organized at New York City as "2nd Excelsior Battery," and mustered in April 9, 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. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to May 12, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. (Served by detachments with 1st New Hampshire Battery, 5th Massachusetts Battery, and Batteries "C" and "G," 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, to July.) Defenses of Washington, 22nd Army Corps, Camp Barry, Dept. of Washington, to June, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington to June, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 28. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia July to September, 1862. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Rappahannock Station August 19. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Sulphur Springs August 23-24. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November. Rappahannock Campaign December, 1862, to June, 1863. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth, Va., until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Battles of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Ordered to Washington, D.C., July, 1863, and duty at Camp Barry, defenses of that city, until June, 1864. Transferred to 6th New York Battery Light Artillery June 21, 1864.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 11.

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