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The First Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery.

The First Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery, under command of Captain Andrew Cowan, lost two officers and sixteen enlisted men killed and mortally wounded out of its complement of 150 men. Only four other batteries suffered a greater loss. “Cooper's” Battery B, First Pennsylvania Artillery, lost twenty-one men; “Sands'” Eleventh Ohio Battery lost twenty men (nineteen of them in one engagement in a charge on the battery at Iuka); “Philips'” Fifth Massachusetts Battery lost nineteen men; and “Weeden's” Battery C, First Rhode Island Artillery, lost nineteen men. This photograph shows Cowan's Battery in position within the captured Confederate works on the Petersburg line. The officers and men lived and slept in a work captured from the Confederates, and the horses were picketed back of the emplacements and in the gun-pits as seen underneath.

The First Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery: this Battery stood fifth in its number of casualties

The First Independent Battery of New York Light Artillery: this Battery stood fifth in its number of casualties


 

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