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    Quartermasters Equipment and Clothing Book - Inventory Number: IDE 044

    16th New York Artillery

    While at Fort  McGruder, VA from November 1864 – July 1865

    Listing armaments and equipage of the regiment and its soldiers, including numerous special orders and signatures including:

    Joseph John Morrison:

    Residence New York City NY; 30 years old.

    Enlisted on 5/27/1861 at New York City, NY as a Captain.

    On 5/27/1861 he was commissioned into "A" Co. NY 83rd Infantry

    He was discharged on 7/29/1861

    On 12/18/1861 he was commissioned into "Batty B" Co. NY 3rd Light Artillery

    He Resigned on 5/5/1863

    On 1/18/1864 he was commissioned into Field & Staff NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 8/21/1865 at Washington, DC

    Promotions:

    * Capt 12/18/1861 (As of Batty B, 3rd NY LA)

    * Colonel 1/18/1864 (As of 16th NY HA)

    * Brig-General 3/13/1865 by Brevet

    Other Information:

    born 8/11/1831 in New York City, NY

    died 3/1/1911 in Hampton, VA


    Ansel Holmes:

    Residence was not listed; 23 years old.

    Enlisted on 1/8/1864 at Gloucester Point, VA as a Private.

    On 1/8/1864 he was commissioned into "A" Co. NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 8/21/1865 at Washington, DC

    Promotions:

    * 1st Lieut 6/1/1864 (As of Co. B)

    * Capt 9/10/1864 (As of Co. D)

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * 6/1/1864 from company A to company B

    * 9/10/1864 from company B to company D

    He also had service in:

    "B" Co. NY 3rd Heavy Artillery  (Prior service)


    Arni Marquesse:

    Residence was not listed; 28 years old.

    Enlisted on 3/1/1864 at Gloucester Point, VA as a 2nd Lieutenant.

    On 3/1/1864 he was commissioned into "L" Co. NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 8/21/1865 at Washington, DC

    Promotions:

    * 1st Lieut 8/24/1864

    * Adjutant 11/17/1864

     

    Alexander M. C. Smith, Jr:

    Residence was not listed; 29 years old.

    Enlisted on 3/1/1864 at Gloucester Point, VA as a 1st Lieutenant.

    On 3/1/1864 he was commissioned into "F" Co. NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 8/21/1865 at Washington, DC

    Promotions:

    * Quartermaster (As of Co. M, date unknown)

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * from company I to company M (Date unknown)

    * 7/1/1864 from company F to company I

     

    Julius C. Hicks:

    Residence was not listed; 38 years old.

    Enlisted on 12/16/1863 at Rikers Island, NY as a Captain.

    On 12/16/1863 he was commissioned into "E" Co. NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was discharged on 3/1/1864

     (Discharged on report of examining board)

    On 6/1/1864 he was commissioned into "A" Co. NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 8/21/1865 at Washington, DC

    Promotions:

    * 2nd Lieut 6/1/1864 (As of Co. A)

    * Capt 6/22/1864 (As of Co. I)

    * Major 11/13/1864

    Intra Regimental Company Transfers:

    * 6/22/1864 from company A to company I

    * 11/13/1864 from company I to Field & Staff

     

    William R. Hedges:

    Residence was not listed; 23 years old.

    Enlisted on 1/28/1864 at Auburn, NY as a Captain.

    On 1/28/1864 he was commissioned into "M" Co. NY 16th Heavy Artillery

    He was Mustered Out on 8/21/1865 at Washington, DC


    New York SIXTEENTH REGIMENT OF ARTILLERY (HEAVY).

         Colonel Joseph J. Morrison received authority, June 19, 1863, to recruit this regiment.  It was organized at New York City.  The men enlisted for the Forster's Artillery formed part of it, and those enlisted for the 35th Battery were transferred to it as Company A, September 25, 1863.  The surplus men recruited were ordered transferred to the 6th N. Y. Volunteer Artillery in April, 1864, and in May, 1864, a large number of men were transferred to the 81st and 148th N. Y. Volunteer Infantry and 270 to the 1st Mounted Rifles.  The companies were mustered in the service of the United States for three years; at Albany, A and B September 28; C and D October 21 and December 7, 1863, respectively; at Riker's island, E and G December 16, 1863, and January 9, 1864, respectively; at Elmira, F, H, I and K January 19, February 8, January 28 and February 2, 1864, respectively; at Auburn L and M January 26, 1864.  In July, 1864, a number of unassigned men were formed into a company designated N, but were gradually absorbed by Companies A, B, C, F, G and K, the battalion serving in the field with the 10th Corps under Majs. Thomas J. Strong and Fred'k W. Prince.

         They were recruited principally: A at Utica, New York City, Albany, Watertown, Ogdensburg, Albion and Rouse's Point; B at Albany, Little Falls, Poughkeepsie and New York city; C at Utica, Albany, Auburn, Rome, Watertown, Little Falls, Syracuse and Schenectady; D at Auburn, Utica, Canandaigua, Little Falls, Oswego, Schenectady, New York city, Elmira, Herkimer, Bath, Rome, Oswego and Buffalo; E at New York city, Brooklyn, Albany, Malone, Stuyvesant and Rome; F at Watertown, Canajoharie, Little Falls, Schenectady, Herkimer, Richfield, Norway, St. Johnsville, Troy, Albany and Buffalo; G at New York city; H at Fort Edward, Syracuse, Canandaigua, Oppenheim, Schenectady, Canajoharie, Troy, St. Johnsville, Minden, Scott, Troy, Argyle and Kingsbury; I at Kingsbury, Granville, White Creek, Fort Ann, Fort Edward, Greenwich, Johnsburg, Hampton, Hebron, Easton and Utica; K at Poughkeepsie, Salem, Petersburg, White Creek, Cambridge, Hoosick, Easton, Stuyvesant, Greenwich, Troy, Pittstown, Chester and Weston; L at Fayette, Ira, Cato, Marcellus, Victory, Mentz, Elbridge, Skaneateles, Montezuma, Sterling, Covert, Auburn, Junius, Brutus, Romulus, Aurelius and Varick; and M at Auburn, Brutus, Victory, Sterling, Conquest, Fayette, Niles, Lodi, Cato, Sennett, Skaneateles, Montezuma and Elbridge.

         The regiment left the State by detachments: Companies A and B, October 14; Company C, October 22; Companies D and E, December 8 and 16, 1863, respectively; Company G, January 13, and the remaining companies later in January, 1864; it served as heavy artillery and infantry at Fort Monroe, Yorktown and Gloucester Point, Va.; Companies E and H in 1st Brigade, 3d Division, 10th Corps in July, 1864; Companies A, B, C, F, G, K and N in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, from July 27, 1864; Company L, also from October, 1864; Companies A, B, C, F, G and K, in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Corps, and a detachment in the Artillery Brigade, 24th Corps, from December, 1864; Companies E and H in the Separate Brigade, Army of the James, at Fort Pocahontas, Va., from December, 1864; Companies A, B, C, F, G and K again in 2d Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Corps, from April 2, 1865.  When General Butler called for volunteers to commence the Dutch Gap canal, Companies A, B, C, F, G and K volunteered, and 600 men were selected from them for the work, and commenced it on the 9th of August, 1864; they were withdrawn August 19, 1864, but Major Strong continued in charge of the work, and Major Prince in command of the battalion.  In July, 1865, the regiment was united; and, commanded by Colonel Morrison, it was honorably discharged and mustered out August 21, 1865, at Washington, D. C.


    Inventory Number: IDE 044