4th New York Independent Battery
Light Artillery

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Sickles Avenue, above Devil's Den.  Gettysburg
(Note: I do believe there was a statue on the top is this monument. 
I seen an old picture of it and it shows one.)


4th New York
Ind'p't Battery
Artillery Brigade
3rd Corps
July 2, 1863. 2 to 5. P. M.


2 killed-10 wounded
1 captured.
At the time of the assault
by Hood's Division of the
Confederate Army this
Battery supported by the
Fourth Maine Infantry,
formed the extreme left
of the Third Corps line
three guns of the two sections
in action on this crest were
captured by the Confederates.
The third section was in
position to the right and
rear and continued the action
until nearly 6 P. M.


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Organized at New York as Company "L," Artillery Company, Serrell's New York Engineer Regiment, and mustered in at Staten Island, N.Y., October 25, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., October 25, 1861. Designated Battery "C" and later Battery "D," New York Light Artillery, and 4th New York Battery, December 7, 1861. Attached to Hooker's Division, Army of the Potomac, January to March, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 3rd Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Ordered to the Peninsula, Va., March. Siege of Yorktown April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. Battles of Oak Grove near Seven Pines June 25; Peach Orchard and Savage Station June 29; White Oak Swamp and Glendale June 30; Malvern Hill July 1. At Harrison's Landing until August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville, August 16-26. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 26-September 2. Bristoe Station August 27. Battles of Groveton August 29; Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defenses of Washington until November. At Fairfax Station, Va., until November 25. Operations on the Orange & Alexandria Railroad November 10-12. Rappahannock Campaign December, 1862, to June, 1863. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. Operations at Rappahannock Bridge and Grove Church February 5-7. At Falmouth until April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg, (Pa.) Campaign June 3-August 1. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. On line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan until October. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Battery broken up December 4, 1863, Special Orders No. 538. "A," "G," "O" and men transferred to 1st New York Engineers, 5th and 15th New York Independent Batteries, and Battery "B" to 1st New York Light Artillery.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 1 Officer and 11 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

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