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20th Independent Battery
Mustered in: September to December, 1862.
November 26, 1862, the organizations (incomplete) recruiting for the Anthon Battalion of Artillery were consolidated into two batteries, and one of them designated this, the 20th, Battery. It was organized at New York city and mustered in the service of the United States for three years from September to December, 1862 at New York city, Governor's island and Fort Schuyler. The men were recruited in New York city, Brooklyn, Hounds-field, Orange and Watertown. In February, 1863, thirty-six of the enlisted men were transferred to the I2th Battery, and July 31, 1865, it was honorably discharged and mustered out at New York city. The battery, commanded by Capt. B. Franklin Ryer, served at Fort Schuyler, New York harbor, Department of the East, from January, 1863; and at Fort Columbus, New York harbor, from July, 1864. It lost by death of disease and other causes, six enlisted men; and one section took part in the quelling of the New York City Riot, July 13-16, 1863.
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History