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24th New York Independent Battery

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24th 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-fourth New York Independent Battery. — Capts., Jay E. Lee, A. Lester Cady, William W. Crooker. This battery (originally Battery B, Rocket battalion) was organized at Albany, and was principally recruited in the counties of Monroe and Wyoming. It was mustered into the U. S. service at Albany, Dec. 7, 1861, for three years, and on the expiration of its term many of the original members reenlisted, the battery being continued in service as a veteran organization. It left the state on Dec. 9, 1861, and was stationed at Washington until in April, 1862, when it was ordered to North Carolina, in which state it continued to serve until the close of the war. It took part in the engagements at Young's cross-roads, the expedition from New Berne to Goldsboro, New Berne, Williamston, Chowan river and Plymouth, where it lost 2 killed, 5 wounded and 115 captured. The battery was transferred to the 3d N. Y. artillery as Battery L, but did not join the regiment until after the close of the war. It lost during service 3 men killed and mortally wounded; 85 died of disease and other causes, a total of 88, of whom 67 died in Confederate prisons.

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

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