New York Light Artillery, 16th Battery

   

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Muster In: Organized at Binghampton, N.Y. Left State for Washington, D.C., March 10, 1862. Mustered in at Washington March 27, to date from December 10, 1861.1
Muster Out: Mustered out July 6, 1865.2

Commander(s):
Captain Richard H. Lee
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Commander 2
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Commander 3
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First Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army3,4

  • Commander:
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons: ? (March 31, 1864)5

Second Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army6,7

  • Commander: Captain Richard H. Lee (June 30, 1864)8
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Third Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army9,10

  • Commander: Captain Richard H. Lee (July 31, 1864)11
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Fourth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | X Corps | Army of the James | Union Army12

  • Commander: Captain Richard H. Lee (August 31, 1864)13
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Fifth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army14,15

  • Commander:
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  • Note: This battery accompanied the Eighteenth Corps in the field during the Fifth Offensive.16

Sixth Offensive Order of Battle: Artillery Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army17

  • Commander: Captain Richard H. Lee (October 31, 1864)18
  • Unit Strength:
  • Weapons:
  • Note: This unit accompanied the Eighteenth Corps in the field during the Battle of Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road on October 27-28, 1864.19

Seventh Offensive Order of Battle:

Artillery Brigade | XVIII Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (November 1-December 3, 1864)20

Artillery Brigade | XXIV Corps | Army of the James | Union Army (December 3-31, 1864)21

  • Commander: Captain Richard H. Lee (December 31, 1864)22
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  • Note: On December 3, 1864, the X Corps and XVIII Corps of the Army of the James were reorganized into the XXIV Corps and the XXV Corps.
  • Note: In trenches before Richmond until December 7. Left to participate in the First Fort Fisher Expedition and never returned.23

Eighth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.24

Ninth Offensive Order of Battle:

  • No longer present at the Siege of Petersburg.25

Dyer’s/Sifakis’ Compendium Info:
Siege of Petersburg Battles26:

  • Duty at Newport News, Va., November, 1863, to June, 1864.
  • Before Petersburg June 15-18.
  • Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16 to December 7, 1864.
  • Battle of Chaffin’s Farm, New Market Heights, September 28-30.
  • Duty before Richmond north of the James until December.

Bibliography:

    Siege of Petersburg Documents Which Mention This Unit:

      Sources:

      1. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      2. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      3. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 237
      4. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 555
      5. The Union Ordnance return for March 31, 1864 lists this unit but shows that no return was ever officially submitted.
      6. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), p. 237
      7. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 555
      8. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 2 (Serial Number 81), p. 555
      9. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 1 (Serial Number 80), page 267
      10. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 740
      11. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XL, Part 3 (Serial Number 82), page 740
      12. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      13. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 2 (Serial Number 88), page 620: “Organization of the Army of the Potomac…August 31, 1864”
      14. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1304.
      15. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 136: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces (September-October 1864)”
      16. Sommers, Richard J. “Grant’s Fifth Offensive at Petersburg: A Study in Strategy, Tactics, and Generalship.  The Battle of Poplar Spring Church, the First Battle of the Darbytown Road, the Second Battle of the Squirrel Level Road, the Second Battle of the Darbytown Road (Ulysses S. Grant, Virginia).” Doctoral Thesis. Rice University, 1970. Print. p. 1304.
      17. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 467: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      18. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 467: “Organization of the Union Forces” (October 31, 1864)”
      19. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 1 (Serial Number 87), page 152: “Return of Casualties in the Union Forces…Fair Oaks and Darbytown Road, Va., October 27-28, 1864”
      20.  A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      21. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      22. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Volume XLII, Part 3 (Serial Number 89), page 1125: “Organization of the Union Forces” (December 31, 1864)
      23. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      24. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      25. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)
      26. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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