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New York 1st Marine Artillery (Union)

12 Nov 1861

New York 1st Marine Artillery organized.

14 Mar 1862

Participated in the Battle of New Bern at Craven County, North Carolina.

The Battle of New Bern
The Battle of New Bern

Hatteras Island, on the outer shore of North Carolina, fell to Union forces in August, 1861. Roanoke Island, just to the north, was captured on February 8, 1862. Elizabeth City on the mainland followed days later. With the freedom to navigate unmolested through Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, Brig. Gen. Ambrose E. Burnside’s command looked for other strategic targets of opportunity. The city of New Bern was a significant target, as the Atlantic and North Carolina Railroad that connected the coast with the in… Read More

31 Mar 1863

New York 1st Marine Artillery mustered out.