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31st Independent Battery
Battery C, 1st battalion artillery designated 31st battery: March 16, 1863.
Battery C, 1st Battalion Artillery, became March 16, 1863, the above-named battery, the battalion organization having been discontinued. It was recruited and organized in New York city and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 16, 1861. Commanded by Capt. John Knieriem the battery left the State October 20, 1861, and served at and near Washington, D. C., from October, 1861; in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from March, 1862; in the 3d Brigade, Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps, Army of the Potomac, from May, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, 5th Corps, from September, 1862; in the Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, from December 2, 1862; in 22d Corps from May, 1863; at and near Harper's Ferry, W. Va., and in the Army of West Virginia, 8th Corps, from July, 1863; attached to 30th Battery from January 1864. October 25, 1864, the battery, commanded by Capt. Gustav von Blucher, was honorably discharged and mustered out, and its veterans and recruits transferred to the 30th Battery. While in service it lost by death of disease 5 enlisted men.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History