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York Independent Battery
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
|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