27th New York Independent Battery
Light Artillery
"Buffalo Light Artillery" "Eaton's Battery"


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Organized at Buffalo, N.Y., and mustered in December 17, 1862. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 22, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Washington, D. C., and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to July, 1863. Philadelphia, Pa., Dept. of the Susquehanna, to January, 1864. Camp Barry, 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, D.C., to April, 1864. Artillery Reserve, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May 16, 1864. Defenses of Washington, D.C., 22nd Army Corps, to June 5, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Artillery Camp of Instruction and in the Defenses of Washington, D.C., until July, 1863. At Philadelphia, Pa., until January, 1864. At Washington, D.C., until April, 1864. Rapidan Campaign May, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-16. At Washington, D.C., until June 5. Before Petersburg, Va., June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg, Va., June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion, Petersburg, July 30, 1864. Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault and fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Moved to Washington, D.C., April 21-27. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out June 22, 1865.

Battery lost during Service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 17 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

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