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19th Independent Battery, NY Volunteers
Civil War Newspaper Clippings

Capt. Stahl's Battery.
This battery has just returned to Washington from Suffolk, Va., where it had quite a lively campaign of over three months. It was among the first reinforcements sent to the relief of Suffolk last April, when that place was threatened by the rebels under Gen. Longstreet. On the second day after its arrival it took an active part in the engagement at Edonton Cross Roads, and though it was the first time the boys were under fire, they so acquitted themselves as to receive the highest commendations from the commanding general. The artillery fire in this affair was quite severe—one shot killing three and wounding eighteen in the battery's support. During the entire siege, and until after the battle of Chancellorsville, the campaign was very active. Every day there was more or less skirmishing between the contending forces, in all of which the battery took a prominent part. In point of efficiency in drill and discipline, it has received the warmest praise from those with whom it has been associated; and, as an evidence of its high standing, out of the seven batteries in that department--two of which are of the regular service—it had the honor of being selected to fire the national salute on the 4th of July. The battery is now in Washington recruiting its strength preparatory to again entering the field. Success attend it.

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