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34th Independent Battery
Recapitulation of Hamilton Light Artillery
Battery L 2nd N.Y. V.
34th N.Y. Indpt. V. V. Battery
by Jacob Roemer, Brevet Major,
24 June 1865
Transcribed by Nathan Thompson

Flushing Battery or Hamilton Light Artillery Recruited at Flushing in August, Sept, October 1861 after Recruited known as Light Battery L 2nd N.Y. V. Battery. Left Flushing for the field December 2nd 1861 with five officers and 148 enlisted men.

Reenlisted at Lenoir Station East Tennessee Nov 15th 1863 69 Sixty-Nine men out of 71 Seventy one present for Duty Reenlisted as a Veteran Command.

In accordance with Orders No 395 Nov 5th 1863 No 376 Nov 21st ? of 1863 War Department Washington D.C.

This Veteran Command to be known hereafter as per Order from War Department No. 19 63 and from his Excellency the Governor of the State of New York, No 916 February 11th, 1864 As the 34th New York Light Independent Veteran Volunteer Battery.

Recruits received after first Entering the Field and During Service 119 One Hundred & Nineteen men.
Total Number of Officers and men Volunteering their Services during four years War to this Command 261
Accounted for by Name to the War Department as follows
Died of Wounds and other Disease . . . twenty . . . . . . 20
Discharged for Various Causes . . . . forty Seven . . . . 47
Dismissed . . . . . . . . . . . . . One . . . . . . . 1
Deserters . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sixty Three . . . . . 63

Officers and men Honorably Mustered out of service at the Close of the War June 21st 65 at Harts Island NY Harbour [sic] and sent to their Respective homes Passage Paid by the U.S. Government
One Hundred & Thirty . . . . . . . . . . 130
Total _ _ _ Two Hundred & Sixty One . . . . . . . . . . 261
This Command Participated in 52 Fifty Two of the most sanguine Battles wich [sic] were fought during this War. Had 74 Seventy foure [sic] Officers and men Wounded of wich [sic] 7 seven men Died in action or afterwards of their wounds.
Horses lost in action or Died of their Wounds afterwards
One Hundred and One . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Horses who Died of Fatigue or other Diseases
Sixty four . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Horses at Various Times Handed over to the Government
Two Hundred and Thirty . . . . . . . . . . . . 230
Total Number shown _ _ _ Three Hundred & Ninety Five . . 395
Rounds fired of Canister . Percussion . Schrapnell [sic] . & Fuze shell
Total . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9,780
Making a Grand Total of Lead Iron & Powder at Eleven
pounds per Shot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107, 580
Marching by Land Water and Rail Road _ _ Miles . . 18,758
? June 24th 1865

I certify on honor that the above statement is a true Copy of from the Books and Records of This Command
Given at Flushing June 24th 1865
[Signed]
Jacob RoemerBrevet Major
Commdg 34th N.Y. V. V.
Indpt Battery

 

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