17th New York Independent Battery
Light Artillery
"Orleans Battery"


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Organized at Lockport, N.Y., and mustered in August 26, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., August 28. Attached to Military District of Washington to October, 1862. Abercrombie's Division, Defenses of Washington, to February, 1863. Abercrombie's Division, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, King's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to March, 1864. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, to May, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Artillery Camp of Instruction and in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., September, 1862, to July, 1864. Ordered to Join Army of the James in the field at Petersburg, Va. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond July 6, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30, 1864. Duty on north side of the James River before Richmond until March, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until June. Mustered out June 12, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

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