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17th New York Independent Battery
Drilling Before the Capital
Civil War

The Seventeenth New York Artillery Drilling Before the Capital
In the background rises the dome of the Capitol which this regiment remained to defend until it was ordered to Petersburg, in 1864. It appears in parade formation. The battery commander leads it, mounted. The battery consists of six pieces, divided into three platoons of two guns each. In front of each platoon is the platoon commander, mounted. Each piece, with its limber and caisson, forms a section; the chief of section is mounted, to the right and a little to the rear of each piece. the cannoneers are mounted on the limbers and cassions in the rear. To the left waves the notched guidon used by both the cavalry and light artillery.

 

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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
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