6th Battalion of Artillery (Heavy)

Nickname: Third Battalion, Black River Artillery; Lewis County Battalion

Received its numerical designation: September 16, 1862
Disbanded: December 31, 1862. Men transferred to the 5th regiment of artillery.

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6th ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

This battalion was organized at Sackett's Harbor; received its numerical designation September 16, 1862; was ordered in the field September 17, 1862. It served near Washington, D. C, was discontinued December 31, 1862, its companies A, B, C and D, assigned to the 5th Artillery as Companies I, K, L and M, respectively.

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.

Sixth Battalion Heavy Artillery.—This battalion, known as the 3d battalion Black River artillery, was also organized at Sacket's Harbor in the fall of 1862; left the state on Sept. 17, served in the defenses of Washington until Dec. 31, when it was discontinued and assigned to the 5th N. Y. artillery, as Cos. I, K, L and M, respectively. (See 5th artillery.)

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