Officers of 1st New York Light Artillery.


Officers of 1st New York Light Artillery. Date Created/Published: 1862. Picture of the Civil War provided by LOC. Original medium: 1 negative (2 plates) : glass, stereograph, wet collodion.

Major David H Van Valkenburgh

I am seeking additional information on Major Van Valkenburgh. I know he was KIA on May 31, 1862, at the battle of Seven Pines. I have a Colt made in 1867 inscribed with his name and 1st New York Light Artillery on the back strap of the pistol. It was made 5 years after his death. Was it presented to the family or the 1st New York at some function or event? Any information would be of interest and assistance. Thank you, and my email is

1st. lt. Wm. Henry Shelton

I have his diary along with some pictures. A relative Confederate soldier captured him. Trying to locate more information on him.