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5th Battery
New York Volunteer Artillery
Spanish-American War


In accordance with the second call for troops of the President, and the instructions received from the secretary of war, this battery was, July 15, 1898, ordered to be recruited in New York city.

Recruiting commenced July 18th, and the battery was organized at the armory of the first battery, national guard, New York city, where it was mustered in July 27, 1898, after which it proceeded to Camp Black, Hempstead Plains, N. Y.

August 26th, the battery went on a. practice march of 17 miles.

September 15th, the battery returned to the armory of the first battery, national guard, New York city, under orders of the war department; the officers to receive leaves of absence and the enlisted men furloughs for thirty days, after which the battery was to be mustered out, which event took place, October 24, 1898.

Commissioned Officers.
Captain: Theodore P. Schmidt, July 15, to October 24, 1898.
First Lieutenant: Alfred W. Dingleman, July 15, to October 24, 1898.
Second Lieutenant: Bernard A. Remold, July 30, to October 24, 1898.


Roster of the unit

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York for the Year of 1899. Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.

New York in the Spanish-American War 1898: Part of the Report of the Adjutant General of the State for 1900. Vols. 1-3. Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1900.
       Volume 1
       Volume 2
       Volume 3

New York and the War with Spain: History of the Empire State Regiments. Albany: Argus Company Printers, 1903.

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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: August 1, 2012

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