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18th Independent Battery
Mustered in: September 13, 1862.
Captain Albert G. Mack received authority to recruit this battery and recruited and organized it at Rochester, where it was mustered in the service of the United States for three years September 13, 1862. One hundred and seventeen of its enlisted men were transferred., December 20, 1864, to the 25th Battery, and the men still in excess of the maximum strength to the 26th Battery. The battery left the State December 2, 1862, and served in Sherman's Division, Department of the Gulf, from December 27, 1862; in the 2d Division, 19th Corps, from April, 1863; in the 1st Division, 19th Corps, from May, 1863; in the defenses of New Orleans, La., from August, 1863; in the Siege Artillery, General Canby's forces, from February, 1865; and, commanded by Captain Mack, it was honorably discharged and mustered out July 20, 1865, at Rochester, having, during its service, lost by death of wounds received in action, 4 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 23 enlisted men; total, 27.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
Gardner, Henry R. "A Yankee in Louisiana, selections from the diary and correspondence of Henry R. Gardner, 1862-1866." Louisiana history V (1964) 271-95.
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History