New York Light Artillery, 8th Battery

   

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Muster In: Organized at Newburg, N.Y., as a part of the 10th Legion, 56th Regiment Infantry, and mustered in October 30, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out at Norfolk, Va., June 30, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Lieutenant Peter Morton (1 section)
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle:

1 section attached to Cavalry Division | Army of the James | Union Army (June 9, 1864)3

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: The main battery was stationed at Portsmouth, Virginia.  One section under Lieutenant Peter Morton was attached to Kautz’s Cavalry Division, and participated in the First Battle of Petersburg on June 9, 1864. I believe, but have no source yet, that the section was returned to Portsmouth shortly thereafter, as it no longer appears in the two Orders of Battle in the Official Records for June 15-30, 1864.4,5

Second Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Third Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Fourth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Fifth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles6:

  • Petersburg June 9.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

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