3rd Battalion Of Artillery (Heavy)

Nickname: German Heavy Artillery; Senges' Battalion of Artillery

Mustered in: October 14, to December 19, 1861
Consolidated with the 15th regiment of artillery: September 30, 1863.

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

This battalion, composed of five companies, was recruited in New York city, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years between October 14 and December 19, 1861. It left the State December 19, 1861, commanded by Lieut-Col. Adam Senges; served at Fort Lyon, Va., and in the 22d Corps, and was consolidated, September 30, 1863, with the 15th Artillery, forming the first five companies of the same. Its loss is included in that of the I5th Artillery, and as a battalion it took part in no engagements.

The following is taken from The Union army: a history of military affairs in the loyal states, 1861-65 -- records of the regiments in the Union army -- cyclopedia of battles -- memoirs of commanders and soldiers, Volume II: New York, Maryland, West Virginia and Ohio. Madison, WI: Federal Pub. Co., 1908.

Third Battalion Heavy Artillery.—Lieut.-Cols., Adam Senges, Louis Schirmer. This battalion was composed of five companies recruited in New York city and mustered into the U. S. service between Oct. 14 and Dec. 19, 1861, for three years. It left the state on Dec. 19, proceeded to Washington and garrisoned Fort Lyon, Va., until Sept. 30, 1863—the date of its consolidation with the 15th N. Y. artillery (q. v.).

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