33rd Independent Battery Light Artillery

Mustered in: September 4,1862. 
Mustered out: June 25, 1865.

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 33rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Captain Algar M. Wheeler received, July 9, 1863, authority to recruit this battery. It was organized at Elmira, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 4, 1863. The men were recruited principally at Buffalo, Rochester, Lock-port and Elmira, and the battery left the State September 5, 1863. It served at and near Washington, D. C, 22d Corps, from September, 1863; in the 3d Division, 10th Corps, Army of the James, from April, 1864; in 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 10th Corps, from June, 1864; in 3d Division, from July, 1864; in Artillery Brigade, 10th Corps, from August, 1864; and in the Separate Brigade, same army, at Fort Pocahontas, Va., from August, 1864; in the defenses of Bermuda Hundred, with Ferrero's Division, from January, 1865. The battery, still commanded by Captain Wheeler, was honorably discharged and mustered out June 25, 1863, at Petersburg, Va., having, during its service, lost by death of disease and other causes, I officer, 12 enlisted men; aggregate, 13.

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33rd Independent Battery, NY Volunteers | Guidon | Civil War

The NYS Battle Flag Collection includes one flag carried by the 33rd Independent Battery, a silk, swallowtail guidon in the “stars and stripes”…