Large antique cabinet photograph, depicting veterans of Battery G, 1st New York Light Artillery, which served in the Union Army during the Civil War. The regiment was organized at Elmira, New York, mustered into service in October 1861, and served for the duration of the war. They are posing with a banner of their unit, this was probably a GAR post. Matted and framed under glass. Photograph measures about 12" x 15.75" [sight] and 16.5" x 20.75" in frame.
1st Artillery Regiment (Light) Civil War. History [from New York State Military Museum site]. The following is taken from. New York in the War of the Rebellion.For muster in and out dates, see individual batteries. This regiment was organized at Elmira to serve three years; it received its numerical designation October 16, 1861. Eight companies, commanded by Col.
Bailey, left the State October 31, 1861, Companies I, K, L and M November 21, 1861. At the expiration of its term of service, those entitled thereto were discharged, and the regiment continued in service. Its service was as light artillery and by batteries in the Armies of the Potomac, Virginia, the Cumberland and Georgia.
The field and staff were mustered in the service of the United States at Elmira, October 17, 1861, and honorably discharged and mustered out under Col. Wainwright at Elmira, June 21, 1865. During its service the regiment lost by death, killed in action, 5 officers, 54 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, I officer, 41 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 5 officers, 161 enlisted men; total, 11 officers, 256 enlisted men; aggregate, 267; of whom 9 enlisted men died in the hands of the enemy. Frank, principally recruited at Mexico, was mustered in the service of the United States September 24, 1861, at Elmira.November 12, 1861, it received by transfer members of the Chicago Light Battery C, Richard Busteed, Jr. Captain, and September 7, 1863, members of the I4th Battery. It served at and near Washington, D. From November, 1861; in Richardson's Division (1st), 2d Corps, Army of Potomac, from March, 1862; in the 3d Division, 2d Corps, from June, 1862; in Artillery Brigade, 2d Corps, from April, 1863; with 3d Division, 2d Corps, at Chancellorsville; in the 1st Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of Potomac, from May 12, 1863; in the 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of Potomac, from June, 1863; in the Artillery Brigade, 2d Corps, from July 12, 1863; in the Artillery Reserve, Army of Potomac, from August, 1863; in the Artillery Brigade, 2d Corps, from October, 1863; with the 2d Division, 2d Corps, in August, 1863; and in the Artillery Reserve, Army of Potomac, but attached to the 9th Corps, from January, 1865.
It was honorably discharged and mustered out, under the command of Capt. McClellan, June 19, 1865, at Elmira. The item "Battery G-1st New York Light Artillery-ELMIRA-Antique CIVIL WAR Large Photo- GAR" is in sale since Saturday, July 11, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Civil War Veterans' Items". The seller is "parklife-estate-sales" and is located in Bronx, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.