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26th New York Independent Battery

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26th 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-sixth New York Independent Battery. — Capts., J. Warren Barnes, George W. Fox. The 26th Battery, "Barnes' Rifle Battery," was recruited and organized at Rochester, and left the state on Dec. 4, 1862, en route by transport to the Department of the Gulf. On the passage it was wrecked twice and was enroute 51 days, finally reaching New Orleans, where it was mustered into the U. S. service for three years, on Feb. 25, 1863. The battery was employed for a year in garrison and guard duty at New Orleans and at Port Hudson, and in March, 1864, was attached to the 1st division, 19th corps, with which it moved on the Red River campaign, engaging at Cane river crossing, Avoyelles prairie and Mansura. On its return it served in the District of Morganza and then in the reserve — 2nd division, Department of the Gulf. In the artillery brigade, 13th corps, it was engaged at Spanish Fort, Fort Blakely, and Mobile in the spring of 1865, and was mustered out at New Orleans, commanded by Lieut. Adam Beattie, Sept. 1, 1865. Its loss during service was 34 enlisted 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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