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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, New York Light Artillery was organized at Chemung, Onondaga, Erie, Monroe, and Niagra counties New York, and mustered in between August 1861 and October 1861. They were moved to Washington, D. C., and mustered out in June 1865.

The New York State Military Museum website has a unit history project page for this Regiment.

The Civil War in the East website gives a timeline for the involvement of the lst Regiment in the war.

Batteries in this Regiment with the City and 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.

Battery "A" was principally recruited from Utica, Oneida county and mustered in September 12, 1861.
Battery "B", "Empire Battery" or "Pettit's Battery". this unit was Principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and Baldwinsville, Onondaga county and mustered in August 30, 1861. Battery "C", principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in September 6, 1861.
Battery "D" was principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in September 6, 1861.
Battery "E" was principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in September 13, 1861.
Battery "F" was principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in September 14, 1861.
Battery "G" was principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in September 24, 1861.
Battery "H" was principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in October 10 1861.
Battery "I" was principally recruited from Buffalo, Erie county and mustered in October 16, 1861.
Battery "K" was principally recruited from Elmira, Chemung county and mustered in November 20, 1861.
Battery "L" or "Rochester Union Grays" was principally recruited from Rochester, Monroe county then moved to Elmira, New York and mustered in November 17, 1861.
Battery "M" was principally recruited from Lockport, Niagara county and mustered in at Rochester November 15, 1861.

Other Sources

www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/unnyart2.htm#batb has the information above.

Phisterer, Frederick. New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865, Albany, N.Y. : J.B. Lyon, 1912. Google Books, other libraries with this book, FHL Collection FHL book 974.7 M2p, FHL film 1486494-1486496

www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ has the information listed above and may have additional historical information. Searches can be made by name of a soldier or sailor. Information about cemeteries battles, prisoners, medals of honor and national parks is also included.

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