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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, formerly Second New York State Militia Infantry, Company D

Arrived at Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861. Mustered in United States service 17 June, 1861. Redesignated Third New York Independent Light Artillery 7 December, 1861

CAPTAIN T P MOTT
T P Mott was mustered in United States service as captain, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), at Washington, D. C., on 17 June, 1861, and as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861. Captain T P Mott was appointed captain, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 2 November, 1861 (See 2nd New York State Militia Infantry).

Section: FIRST LT. P J Downey
P J Downey was mustered in United States service as first lieutenant, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), at Washington, D. C., on 17 June, 1861, and as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861. First Lietenant P J Downey was assigned to the 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company I, on 1 July, 1861, and Second Lieutenant W Stewart, Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was assigned as first lieutenant on 1 September, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Section: SECOND LT. J V Bryant
J V Bryant was mustered in United States service as second lieutenant, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), at Washington, D. C., on 17 June, 1861, and as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861. Second Lieutenant J V Bryant was appointed second lieutenant, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 2 November, 1861.

Two 10 pounder Parrott rifles, M1861

Section: SGT. W Stewart
W Stewart was mustered in United States service as sergeant, 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), at Washington, D. C., on 17 June, 1861, and as Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, on 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861. First Lieutenant W Stewart, Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was appointed first lieutenant, 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery, on 4 December, 1861, dated 2 November, 1861.

Two 12 pounder smoothbores, M1857

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

"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, 11 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

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 Infantry, Company D (1st), was accepted in state service at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, on 21 April, 1861 (See the 2nd New York State Militia Infantry).

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), was was ordered to rendezvous at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, under the call for 42,034 troops to serve three years by President A Lincoln on 3 May, 1861.

Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, to Washington, D. C., 20-21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), 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 19 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 Infantry, Company D (1st), 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 Street & Pennsylvania Anevue, Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), was stationed at the Colonisation building and the National Hotel, on the corners of Sixth and Four and a Half Mile Street and Pennsylvania Anevue, Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Note: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), arrived with four mounted howitzers and one six pounder field piece at Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Colonisation building & the National Hotel, on the corners of Sixth & Four & a Half Mile Street & Pennsylvania Anevue, to east of the Capitol building, Washington, D. C., 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D, was ordered east of the Capitol building, Washington, D. C., on 21 May, 1861.

Mustered in three years, Washington, D. C., 17 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861: The 2nd New York State Militia Infantry, Company D (1st), was mustered in United States service for three years at Washington, D. C., by Brevet Captain & Assistant Adjutant General W D Wipple, United States Army, on 17 June, 1861, dated 21 May, 1861.

Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, 11 July, 1861: Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was ordered across the Potomac River by the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles above Georgetown, D. C., on 11 July, 1861, and arrived at Camp Porter, on Arlington Heights, Alexandria County, Virginia, the same day.

Note: Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, was stationed at the Chain or Little Falls Bridge, two and a half miles above Georgetown, D. C., on 21 July, 1861.

Mustered in three years, Washington, D. C., 19 July, 1861, dated 24 June, 1861: Mott's New York Light Artillery, Company B, 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.

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, Manhattan (New York County), New York City, New York, 24 June, 1864: The 3rd New York Independent Light Artillery was mustered out at Manhattan (New York County), New York City, 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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