7th New York Independent Battery
Light Artillery

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Organized at Windsor as an Artillery Company for the 56th Regiment Infantry, and mustered in October 30, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., November 7, 1861. Designated 7th Independent Battery December 7, 1861. Attached to Casey's Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to September, 1862. Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to July, 1863. Norfolk, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to March, 1864. U.S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., 18th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to January, 1865. Ferrero's Infantry Division, Defenses of Bermuda Hundred, Va., to April, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D. C., until March, 1862. Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula March. Siege of Yorktown, Va., April 5-May 4. Battle of Williamsburg May 5. Operations about Bottom's Bridge May 20-23. Seven Pines and Savage Station May 24. Chickahominy May 24. Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks May 31-June 1. Seven days before Richmond June 25-July 1. White Oak Swamp June 29-30. Malvern Hill July 1. Moved to Camp Hamilton, Va., and duty there until August. At Norfolk, Va., until October and at Portsmouth, Va., until July, 1863. At Norfolk until March, 1864. Expedition from Norfolk to South Mills and Camden Court House, N. C., December 5-24, 1863. At Yorktown, Va., March to May, 1864. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred 16-30. Before Petersburg June 15-18. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Battle of Chaffin's Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30, 1864. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Surrender of Lee at Appomattox Court House April 9. Duty in the Dept. of Virginia until July. Mustered out July 22, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 31.

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