Richard Beddows

Richard Beddows

Civil War (Union) · US Army

    Brought his guidon off in safety under a heavy fire of musketry after he had lost it by his horse becoming furious from the bursting of a shell.

    34th New York Battery

      1861   Originally organized as Battery L, 2nd New York Heavy Artillery November 18 Mustered in December 2 Left State for Washington, D.C. December Duty in the Defenses of Washington, D.C. 1862 March Detached from Regiment and attached to Sturgis’ Brigade, Military District of Washington June Attached to Artillery, 2nd Army Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia August 9 Battle of Cedar Mountain, Va. August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia August Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia August 20-23 Fords of the Rappahannock August 23-24 Sulphur Springs August 27 Buckland’s Bridge, Broad Run August 29 Battle of Groveton August 30 Bull Run September Duty in the Defenses of Washington and in Pleasant Valley, Md. attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac October 27-November 19 Movement to Falmouth, Va. Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps November 11 Action at Jefferson November 13 & 15 Sulphur Springs December 12-15 Battle of Fredericksburg, Va. December Attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps 1863 January 20-24 “Mud March” January 25 At Falmouth February 19 Moved to Newport News, Va. and attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio March 26-April 2 To Paris, Ky. April Duty at various points in Kentucky June 3-14 Movement to Vicksburg, Miss. attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee June 14-July 4 Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. July 5-10 Advance on Jackson, Miss. July 10-17 Siege of Jackson, Miss. July 18 At Milldale August 6-14 Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio. Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio August 18-25 March to Nicholasville, Ky. September 9-11 To Crab Orchard. Attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio October 2-29 March over Cumberland Mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., thence to Lenoir Station October 10 Action at Blue Springs November 4-December 23 Knoxville Campaign November 4 At Lenoir Station November 14-15 Action at Lenoir Station November 16 Campbell’s Station November 17-December 4 Siege of Knoxville November 19 Designated 34th Independent Battery December 5-19 Pursuit of Longstreet December-March Operations in East Tennessee 1864 March 20-April 7 Movement to Annapolis, Md. Assigned to Artillery, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac May 3-June 15 Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 5-7 Battle of the Wilderness May 8-21 Spottsylvania Court House May 10 Ny River May 12 Assault on the Salient (or “Bloody Angle”) May 23-26 North Anna River May 23-24 Ox Ford May 26-28 On line of the Pamunkey May 28-31 Totopotomoy June 1-12 Cold Harbor June 1-3 Bethesda Church June 16-18 Before Petersburg June 16 – April 2 Siege of Petersburg July Attached to Artillery Brigade, 9th Army Corps July 30 Mine Explosion, Petersburg August 18-21 Weldon Railroad September 29-October 2 Poplar Springs Church October 27-28 Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher’s Run 1865 March 25 Fort Stedman April 2 Assault and fall of Petersburg April 3-9 Pursuit of Lee April 21-27 Moved to Washington, D.C. May 23 Grand Review June 21 Mustered out

      34th New York Battery