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7th Battery
New York Volunteer Artillery
Spanish-American War


Recruiting commenced July 19th, and the battery was organized at the state armory, Rochester, where it was mustered into the United States service, July 27, 1898.

The battery left Rochester on the day of its muster-in at 9.15 p. m., via the Lehigh Valley railroad, and arrived at Camp Black, July 28th, at 11.20 a. m.

September 2d, the battery left camp at 7 a. m., on a practice march; arrived at Far Rockaway at
2 p. m.

September 3d, it left Far Rockaway at 5 a. m., on its return to Camp Black, where it arrived at
11.30. a. m.

September 15th, the battery left Camp Black at; I p. m., en-route for Rochester, where it arrived September 16th. at 7.20 a. m., under orders granting leaves of absence to the officers and. furloughs to the enlisted men for thirty days, after which it was to be mustered out, which event took place, November 30, 1898.

Commissioned Officers.
Captain: Lansford F. Sherry, July 15, to November 30, 1898.
First Lieutenant: Charles H. Beach, July 30, to November 30, 1898.
Second Lieutenant: Amos J. Bush, July 15, to November 30, 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: June 16, 2010

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