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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

1st New York Light Artillery - Battery E - “Wheeler’s Battery”

by Robert Yott
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When southern forces fired upon Fort Sumter in April of 1861, response from the North was swift. Here in the Southern Tier, loyal citizens quickly answered the call and men represented Bath in 17 regiments.

The following incidents are of one such unit from Steuben County, the First New York Light Artillery, Battery E.