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17th Independent Battery
Mustered in: August 26, 1862.
Captain George T. Anthony received in August, 1862, authority to recruit this battery. It was organized at Lockport, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years August 26, 1862. The men were recruited principally at Lockport, Barre, Medina, Ridgeway and Shelby. The battery left the State August 29, 1862, and served in the defenses of Washington, D. C, from September, 1862; at the Artillery Camp of Instruction, and in King's Division, 22d Corps, from May, 1863; in the Artillery Brigade, 18th Corps, Army of the James, from July, 1864; and in that of the 24th Corps, from December, 1864. June 12, 1865, it was, under Captain Anthony, honorably discharged and mustered out at Richmond, Va., having, during its service, lost by death of disease and other causes, seventeen enlisted men.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
Benton, Cora Beach and Oliver Charles Benton.
Hard breathing days the Civil War letters of Cora Beach Benton. Albion, NY:
Eliot, Charles D. "Port Hudson." Historic leaves (published by the Somerville historical society) VII (1908) 49-61.
Items the museum owns are in bold.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History