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16th Independent Battery
Mustered in: March 27, 1862.
November 4, 1861, Capt. Milo W. Locke received authority to recruit this
battery. It was organized and recruited at Binghamton, and mustered in the
of the United States for three years at Washington, D. C., March 27, 1862,
to date from December 10, 1861. November 29, 1864, twelve men were transferred
to the battery from the I42d Infantry. At the expiration of its term of service,
the men entitled thereto were discharged and the battery continued in service.
It left the State March 10, 1862, and served at and near Washington, and
in the Artillery Camp of Instruction, 22d Corps, from March, 1862; at Suffolk,
Va., 7th Corps, from April 19, 1863 ; at Yorktown, Va., in 7th Corps, from
June, 1863; at Newport News, Va., from November, 1863; in the Artillery Brigade,
18th Corps, from June, 1864; with the 10th Corps in August, 1864; with the
18th Corps in September, 1864; in the Artillery Brigade of the 24th Corps,
and with the 2d Division, from December, 1864; in Provisional Corps from
March, 1865; in 10th Corps, Army of the Ohio, from April 2, 1865, and July
6, 1865, commanded by Capt. Richard H. Lee, it was honorably discharged and
mustered out at Elmira, having, during its service, lost by death, of disease
and other causes, 45 enlisted men; of whom 1 died in the hands of the enemy.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History