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23rd New York Independent Battery

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23rd 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

Regimental History
Twenty-third New York Independent Battery. — Capts., Alfred Ransom, Samuel Kittinger, Jr. This battery (originally Battery A, Rocket battalion), was organized at Albany and was recruited in the counties of Niagara, Essex and Warren. It was mustered into the U. S. service at Albany, Dec. 6, 1861, for three years, and left the state three days later, for Washington. On the expiration of its term of service, many of the original members reenlisted and the battery continued in service as a veteran organization. In April, 1862, it was ordered to North Carolina to join the forces under Gen. Foster; took part in the expedition to Goldsboro in December, being called into action at Kinston, Olive Station, Goshen swamp, White Hall bridge, Thompson's bridge and Goldsboro; was engaged at New Berne in March, 1863; then at Blount's creek and Greenville; and in April, 1865, was attached to the cavalry division of Gen. Sherman's army. It took part in the campaign of the Carolinas, being engaged at Washington and Bennett's house. The battery served its whole period of active service in North Carolina and sustained no losses in battle, though 46 men died of disease. It was mustered out, commanded by Capt. Kittinger, at Fort Porter, Buffalo, July 14, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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