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York Independent Battery
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
|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