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29th Independent Battery
Light Artillery
Civil War

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 29th ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Battery A, 1st battalion artillery designated 29th battery: March 16, 1863.
Mustered out: August 15, 1864.

Battery A, 1st Battalion Artillery, was designated the above-named independent battery March 16, 1863. It was organized and recruited in New York city, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years August 26, 1861. It left the State, commanded by Capt. Otto Diederich, October 20, 1861, and served at and near Washington, D. C, from October, 1861; in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; in the 3d Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1862; in Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps, from September, 1862; in Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from December 2, 1862; in 2d Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1863; at and near Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and in the Army of West Virginia, 8th Corps, and attached to the 32d Battery, from July, 1863. At the expiration of its term of service those entitled to be discharged were mustered out August 15, 1864, under Capt. Bernard Wever, and the veterans and recruits transferred to the 32d N. Y. Volunteer Battery, to which the battery had been attached since July, 1863. While in service the battery lost by death, killed in action, 2 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 3 enlisted men; total, 5 enlisted men.

 

Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

 

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