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25th New York Independent Battery

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25th 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-fifth New York Independent Battery. — Capts., John A. Graw, Irving S. Southworth. The 25th battery, recruited from the counties of Niagara, Orleans, and Genesee, rendezvoused at Lockport and was there mustered into the U. S. service on Dec. 12, 1862. It left the state on the 18th, embarking on the transport "Sparkling Sea," en route to New Orleans and the Gulf, being wrecked on Jan. 9, 1863, while enroute, and finally reached New Orleans on Feb. 4. It served for a number of months in the defenses of New Orleans, afterwards with the 3d division, and in the artillery reserve of the 19th corps, fighting at La Fourche Crossing, and Vermillionville. In Jan., 1864, the battery received by transfer 117 men from the 18th battery and was then attached to the 1st division, 19th corps, with which it took part in the Red River campaign, being active at Sabine cross- roads, Pleasant Hill (where it sustained a loss of 4 killed and 1 wounded), Cane river crossing and Mansura. On its return it again went into the defenses of New Orleans, serving there, in the district of La Fourche and in the Southern Division of Louisiana, until finally mustered out under command of Capt. Southworth, at Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 1, 1865. During its term of service it lost 4 men killed and mortally wounded, and 28 men who died of disease and other causes.

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

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