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Brief History

The 2nd Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery (Blenker's Battery) was organized by transfer of detachments from the 8th and 29th Regimnets New York Infantry and mustered in August 16, 1861. It was designated the 2nd New York Independent Battery on December 7, 1861. The battery mustered out June 13, 1863. [1]

The three years men transferred to Battery I of the 1st New York Light Artillery on June 6, 1863.[2]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:

For additional history of this battery, see the New York State Military Museum article.

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘New York in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • New York in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for New York, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Frederick Henry Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, (Des Moines, Iowa: Dyer Publishing Co., 1908), as cited at Civil War Soldiers; Sailors System (database on-line)
  • The Union Army : a History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States, 1861-65, Records of the Regiments in the Union Army, Cyclopedia of Battles, Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers, Reprint of original published: Madison, WI.: Federal Pub. Co., 1908. Other libraries with this book,FHL Books 973 M2ua, vols. 1-9

References

  1. Civil War Archives, 2nd Independent Battery Light Artillery "Blenker's Battery", (accessed 19 March 2012).
  2. Civil War Archives, 2nd Independent Battery Light Artillery "Blenker's Battery", (accessed 19 March 2012).

 

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