2nd Battalion, New York Light Artillery

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Brief History

This Battalion was mustered in the service of the United States in December 9,1861 and disbanded October, 1862.[1]

"Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer contains no history for this unit."[2]

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.

Company A - principally recruited from New York City

Company B - principally recruited from New York City

Company C - principally recruited from New York City

Company D - principally recruited from New York City

The above information is from the New York State Military Museum, 2nd Battalion of Artillery (Light).[1]

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.
  • Armes, George A. (George Augustus).Ups and downs of an army officer. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083575
  • Benjamin, Samuel N. and Brackett, L. Curtis.Proceedings of Lafayette Post No. 140, Dept. of New York, Grand Army of the Republic : in memory of Senior Vice-Commander Samuel N. Benjamin... whose death occurred at Governor's Island, New York Harbor on the fifteenth day of May, 1886. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1994) FHL Fiche 6118564
  • Gale, W. Hector. Roster of the Second New York Artillery : a list of the survivors together with their post office addresses. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083574
  • Miller, Delavan S. Drum taps in Dixie : memories of a drummer boy, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083577
  • Roback, Henry. The veteran volunteers of Herkimer and Otsego counties in the war of the rebellion : being a history of the 152d N. Y. V. with scenes, incidents, etc., which occurred in the ranks, of the 34th N.Y., 97th N.Y., 121st N.Y., 2d N.Y. Heavy Artillery, and 1st and 2d N.Y. Mounted Rifles, also the active part performed by the boys in blue who were associated with the 152d N.Y.V. in Gen. Hancock's Second Army Corps during Grant's campaign, from the wilderness to the surrender of Gen. Lee at Appomattox Court House. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083578 
  • Roemer, Jacob. Reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083579
  • 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 ttp://www.civilwarintheeast.com/USA/NY/NY.php
  • United States. Army.  New York Infantry Regiment, 165th.Album of the Second Battalion Duryee Zouaves, One Hundred and Sixty-Fifth Regt., New York Volunteer Infantry. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1992) FHL Fiche 6083860

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center, 2nd Battalion of Artillery (Light), (accessed 20 December 2011). The information was taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed., by Frederick Phisterer, (Albany: J.B. Lyon Company, 1912).
  2. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).