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York Independent Battery
18th New York
Independent Battery Soldier
Roster - Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York For the Year
1893, Volume 15 View the Entire Book
|Eighteenth New York Independent Battery. Capt., Albert G. Mack.
This battery, known as the "Black Horse artillery," or "Billinghurst
battery," was recruited and organized by Capt. Mack at Rochester, where it was
mustered into the U. S. service for three years on Sept. 13, 1862. At the close of the
year 1864, 117 members of the battery were transferred to the 25th battery. The 18th left
the state on Dec. 2, 1862, and joined Sherman's division, Department of the Gulf. Attached
to the 19th corps, it was active at Fort Bisland, the Amite river, Plains store, and the
siege of Port Hudson, La., where it participated in the assaults of May 27 and June 14.
After the surrender of Port Hudson it went into the defenses of New Orleans; was engaged
at Bayou La Fourche in July, 1863; took part in the expedition to Clinton and Liberty
creek, La., in Nov., 1864; and in the spring of 1865, participated with Gen. Canby's
forces in the siege of Mobile, engaging at Spanish Fort, and at Fort Blakely and Mobile.
It was mustered out under Capt. Mack, at Rochester, N. Y., July 20, 1865, having lost
during service 4 men mortally wounded, and 23 men by disease and other causes, a total of
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2