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Battalion of Artillery
|Rocket Battalion of Artillery. This battalion, known as Gen.
Barry's, consisting originally of three companies, was raised and organized at Albany in
the early winter of 1861, and was there mustered into the U. S. service for three years.
On Dec. 5, the three companies were consolidated into two and the battalion, commanded by
Maj. Thomas M. Lyon, left the state on the 9th. It served in the defenses of Washington
and in North Carolina until Feb. 11, 1863, when it was discontinued, its two companies
being then officially designated the 23d and 24th batteries light artillery (q. v.).
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2