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Captain T P Mott, New York Light Artillery, Company B

Captain T P Mott, Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B

Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B (Third New York Independent Light Artillery)

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861. Mustered in United States service 19 July, 1861. Redesignated Third New York Independent Light Artillery 7 December, 1861

CAPTAIN T P MOTT
Captain T P Mott, 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was mustered in United States service for three years as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, at Washington, D. C., by First Lieutenant W L Elwood, 5th United States Infantry, Company C, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and was appointed captain, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 2 November, 1861 (See 2nd New York State Militia).

Section: FIRST LT. P J Downey
First Lieutenant P J Downey, 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was mustered in United States service for three years as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, at at Washington, D. C., by First Lieutenant W L Elwood, 5th United States Infantry, Company C, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and was assigned to the 2nd New York State Militia, Company I, on 1 July, 1861. Ensign W Stewart, Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was appointed first lieutenant, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 1 December, 1861, dated 7 November, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Section: SECOND LT. J V Bryant
Second Lieutenant J V Bryant, 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was mustered in United States service for three years as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, at at Washington, D. C., by First Lieutenant W L Elwood, 5th United States Infantry, Company C, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and was appointed second lieutenant, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 2 November, 1861. He was dismissed on 28 November, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Section: SGT. W Stewart
Sergeant W Stewart, 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was mustered in United States service for three years as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, at Washington, D. C., by First Lieutenant W L Elwood, 5th United States Infantry, Company C, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861, and was appointed first lieutenant, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 1 December, 1861, dated 7 November, 1861.

12 pounder field howitzer, M1841, 32 pounder howitzer

Sources

"The second regiment of New York arrived in a special train about half past one o'clock yesterday, and immediately marched to the quarters provided for them in the Colonization building, and opposite the National Hotel. They left New York about eleven o'clock on Monday, and came direct through Baltimore, where they were well received. They number about nine hundred and fifty men, who are neatly uniformed and equipped. The uniform is blue army cap, dark blue jacket, and light blue pantaloons with a white stripe. They bring with them four brass howitzers and a field piece, which are worked by the howitzer corps of the regiment, numbering seventy-five men, under Captain Mott."

The National Republican, 22 May, 1861 - Arrival of troops

"Lieutenants P. J. Downey and J. W. Dempsey have arrived from Washington. Lieut. Downey wishes 25 men for the artillery. He is recruiting at No.26 Cherry street. Lieut. Dempsey wishes 25 for Company H, light infantry. Recruiting office at corner of Hall place and Seventh street. To leave on Monday next."

The New York Tribune, 20 June, 1861 - Recruits for the Second Regiment

"The second regiment howitzer corps, with four howitzers and a six-pounder field-piece, arrived yesterday morning, and immediately joined their regiment."

The National Republican, 12 July, 1861 - Arrival of recruits

"Early in May, 1861, the writer belonged to the Howitzer Corps, Company D, 2nd N.Y. Militia, later known as 82nd N. Y. Our Captain was Thaddeus P Mott. We frequently drilled the howitzer in Tompkins Square, pulling the guns by ropes. When we arrived in Washington the war Department would not recognise a volunteer howitzer company, and the choice was given the men to be merged into one of the infantry companies or permanently detached from the regiment and organised as a battery of field artillery, Captain Mott selected the latter for me. We were stationed at Chain Bridge, Va. We were finally designated the 3rd, N. Y. Independent battery, as 'Mott's Battey' and one of the famous Sixth Corps batteries to the end of the war."

History of the 71st regiment, N.G., N.Y., American Guard, by Augustus Theodore Francis

"I was detached (temporarily) from the regiment shortly after its arrival in Washington, and on 29 August permanently detached. My battery now consists of four Parrott ten-pounder guns, one twelve-pounder field howitzer and the thirty-two-pounder you speak of in the fight of the 11th."

The New York Herald, 15 September, 1861 - Captain Mott's artillery battery

Vermont in the Civil War: A history of the part taken by the Vermont soldiers and sailors in the war for the union, 1861-5, by G G Benedict

Rebellion Record: Document 180, Second Regiment N.Y.S.M., New York World, 1861

New York in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1865, Volumes 2 & 4, by Frederick Phisterer

Notes

The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was accepted in state service at New York City, New York County, New York, on 21 April, 1861 (See the 2nd New York State Militia).

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was was ordered to rendezvous at New York City, New York County, New York, under the call for 42,034 troops to serve three years by President A Lincoln on 3 May, 1861.

New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 20-21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was ordered to proceed by the ferry boat John P Jackson across the Hudson River to Jersey City, Hudson County, New Jersey, at 11 AM on 20 May, 1861, and proceed by the New Jersey Railroad to Washington, D. C., at 1.30 PM the same day. The company arrived by ferry across the Delaware River at Walnut Street Wharf, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, via Trenton, Mercer County, and Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, at 8 PM on 20 May, 1861, and was ordered to proceed by the Philadelphia, Wilmington & Baltimore Railroad to Baltimore City, Maryland, at 11.30 PM the same day. The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, arrived at Baltimore City, Maryland, in the morning on 21 May, 1861, was ordered to proceed by the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad to Washington, D. C., the same day. The company arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, at Washington, D. C., via Annapolis Junction, Howard County, Maryland, at 1.30 PM on 21 May, 1861.

Colonisation building & the National Hotel, on the corners of Sixth & Four & a Half Mile Streets & Pennsylvania Anevue, Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was stationed at the Colonisation building and the National Hotel, on the corners of Sixth and Four and a Half Mile Streets and Pennsylvania Anevue, Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, arrived with four mounted howitzers and one six pounder at Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Colonisation building & the National Hotel, on the corners of Sixth & Four & a Half Mile Streets & Pennsylvania Anevue, to east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol & First Streets, Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was ordered east of the Capitol building, between East Capitol and First Streets, Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Recruiting duty, New York City, New York County, New York, to Washington, D. C., 3-4 July, 1861: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia, under the command of Captain J Kennedy and First Lieutenant P J Downey, 2nd New York State Militia, Company D and Howitzer Corps, respectively, was ordered to Washington, D. C., at 5 PM on 3 July, 1861, and arrived by the Washington Branch, Baltimore & Ohio Railroad, in the afternoon on 4 July, 1861.

Note: A detachment of the 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, arrived at Washington, D. C., in the morning on 11 July, 1861.

Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two & a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., 14 July, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was stationed at the east side of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., on 14 July, 1861.

Note: One brass 12 pounder and one brass 32 pounder howitzer were stationed at the east side of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., and one 32 pounder and two 64 pounder seacoast Columbiads were stationed on the bluffs east of the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., on 14 July, 1861.

Disposition of troops in the defenses of Washington, D. C., 15 July, 1861: Headquarters, Fourth (Reserve) Division, McDowell's Army, Brigadier General T Runyon, New Jersey (Militia) Volunteers, Alexandria, Loudoun, & Hampshire Railroad, a quarter of a mile south of Roach's Mills (old cotton factory), on Four Mile Run, Alexandria County, Virginia; 17th New York Infantry, Colonel H S Lansing, Fort Ellsworth, on Shuter's Hill, one mile west of Alexandria, Virginia, and King Street Wharf, Alexandria, Virginia; 21st New York Infantry, Colonel W F Rogers, Fort Runyon, junction of the Columbia and the Washington & Alexandria Turnpikes, Alexandria County, Virginia; Fort Jackson, Jackson City, Alexandria County, Virginia; bastion on the Washington & Alexandria Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 25th New York State Militia, Colonel M K Bryan, Fort Albany, on Prospect Hill, two hundred yards south of the tollgate on the Columbia Turnpike, Alexandria County, Virginia; 28th New York State Militia, Colonel M P Bennett, Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; blockhouses at Fort Haggerty, opposite Analostan Island, on the Potomac River, Washington, D. C.; Fort Bennett, half a mile north of Fort Corcoran, a quarter of a mile southwest of Ross' House, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia; Aqueduct Bridge and Ferry, opposite Georgetown, D. C.; 40th New York Infantry, Colonel E J Riley, vicinity of Meridian Hill, west of Fourteenth Street Road, D. C.; 41st New York Infantry, Colonel L Von Gilsa, Washington, D. C.; 5th Pennsylvania Infantry, Colonel R P McDowell, Alexandria, Virginia; 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, Captain T P Mott, Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C.

Mustered in three years, Washington, D. C., 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was mustered in United States service for three years by First Lieutenant W L Elwood, 5th United States Infantry, Company C, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was stationed at the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles northwest of Georgetown, D. C., on 21 July, 1861.

Permanently detached, Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, 29 August, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia, Howitzer Corps, was permanently detached from the 2nd New York State Militia and was known as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, on 29 August, 1861.

Designated 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, 7 December, 1861: Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was designated the 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery on 7 December, 1861.

Mustered out, New York City, New York County, New York, 24 June, 1864: The 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery was mustered out at New York City, New York County, New York, on 24 June, 1864.

Organisation of Colonel W F Smith's brigade, Division of the Potomac, 4 August, 1861: Colonel W F Smith, 3rd Vermont Infantry; 2nd Vermont Infantry; 3rd Vermont Infantry; 33rd New York Infantry; 6th Maine Infantry; 2nd United States Cavalry, Company H; Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B

Note: Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was assigned to Brigadier General W F Smith's brigade, Division of the Potomac, by Special Orders No.10, Headquarters, Division of the Potomac, Washington, D. C., on 4 August, 1861.

Orders of Battle

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