16th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery
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. Attached to Artillery Camp, Military District of Washington, and 22nd Army Corps, Dept. of Washington, to April, 1863. Unattached, Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, April, 1863. Reserve Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Wistar's Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1863. U. S. Forces, Yorktown, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to October, 1863. Newport News, Va., Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to June, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Army of the James, to August, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 10th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 24th Army Corps, to March, 1865. Attached to 2nd Division, 24th Army Corps, and 2nd Division, Terry's Provisional Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to March, 1865. Artillery, 2nd Division, 10th Army Corps, and 10th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.-Duty in Artillery Camp of Instruction and Defenees of Washington, D. C., till April, 1863. Ordered to Suffolk, Va., April, 1863. Siege of Suffolk April 19-May 4. South Quay Bridge May 1. Siege of Suffolk raised May 4. Moved to Yorktown, Va., and duty there till November. Dix's Peninsula Campaign June 24-July 7. 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 till December. Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., December 6-27. Second Expedition to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 3-15, 1865. Assault and capture of Fort Fisher January 15. Cape Fear Intrenchments February 11-12. Fort Anderson February 13-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro and Raleigh, N. C. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina till July. Mustered out July 6, 1865.
Battery lost during service 44 Enlisted men by disease.