New York 1st Heavy Artillery Battalion (Union)

    12 Aug 1861

    New York 1st Heavy Artillery Battalion organized at New York.

    26 Jun 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Mechanicsville at Hanover Couunty, Virginia.

    The Battle of Mechanicsville
    The Battle of Mechanicsville

    Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan's Army of the Potomac remained northeast of Richmond for three weeks after the Battle of Seven Pines. The new commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, Gen. Robert E. Lee, took that time to reorganize his defenses of the capital city and receive the reinforcements of Maj. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's division from the Shenandoah Valley. After attacking Lee inconclusively at Oak Grove on June 25th, McClellan remained in place, with four of his five army corps south of… Read More

    27 Jun 1862

    Participated in the Battle of Gaines' Mill at Hanover County, Virginia.

    The Battle of Gaines' Mill
    The Battle of Gaines' Mill

    Despite his victory over the Confederates at Beaver Dam Creek on June 26th, Maj. Gen. Fitz John Porter's Fifth Corps abandoned its position early on June 27th and established a new defensive line along Boatswain's Creek, just north of the Chickahominy River. Read More

    05 Mar 1863

    New York 1st Heavy Artillery Battalion mustered out at New York.