Battle Unit Details


26th Independent Battery, New York Light Artillery

Organized at Rochester, N. Y. Left State for New Orleans, La., December 4, 1862. Wrecked twice en route, and arrived at New Orleans, La., January 24, 1863. Attached to Defences of New Orleans, Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1863. 4th Division, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Gulf, to October, 1863. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to February, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 19th Army Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve Division, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. Artillery, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, February, 1865. Artillery, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1865. District of Alabama, to September, 1865.

Duty in the Defences of New Orleans, La., and in the District of LaFourche, La., till February, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. At Alexandria till May 13. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Baton Rouge, La., and duty there till February, 1865. Expedition to Clinton, La., August 23-29, 1864. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. Duty in the Dept. of Alabama till September. Mustered out at New Orleans, La., September 12, 1865.

Battery lost during service 33 Enlisted men by disease.
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