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25th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery

Organized at Lockport, N. Y., and mustered in December 12, 1862. Left State for New Orleans, La., December 18, 1862. Wrecked enroute on transport "Sparkling Sea" January 9, 1863, arriving at New Orleans, La., February 4, 1863. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1863. 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1863. Reserve Artillery, 19th Army Corps, to February, 1864. 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Defences of New Orleans to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, La., to December, 1864. Southern District of Louisiana, Dept. of the Gulf, to August, 1865.

Duty in the Defences of New Orleans, La., till June, 1863. Action at LaFourche Crossing June 20-21. Duty in District of LaFourche till October. Western Louisiana ("Teche") Campaign October 3-November 30. At New Iberia till January 7, 1864. Moved to New Orleans, thence to Franklin, and duty there till March, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Advance from Franklin to Alexandria March 14-26. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Pleasant Hill April 9. Monett's Ferry (or Cane River Crossing) April 23. Alexandria April 30-May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Ordered to New Orleans and duty there till June. Duty in District of LaFourche till December and in Southern District of Louisiana till July, 1865. Mustered out at Rochester, N. Y., August 1, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 30.
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