1st Battalion of Artillery (Heavy)
Civil War Newspaper Clippings
To the Editor of the Utica Morning Herald.
A. BRICKEL, Commander of Artillery,—mentioned in Saturday's HERALD as leaving New York with four equipped batteries—comes from Baden, where he served for sixteen years. When I was in service he was a commissioned Lieutenant, and on the outbreak of the Revolution of 1849, was one of the few commissioned officers that sided with the people. At that time BRICKEL was of the 3d field battery in which I was enrolled, and he was directly my superior officer. When SIEGEL took command of the army, A. BRICKEL was made commander of the entire Field Artillery force (regulars).
He came to this country in 1850, and has now nothing but Baden Artillerists under his command, with many of whom (officers as well as men), I am personally acquainted from old service. We may expect to hear of good work from BRICKEL'S four Batteries, as the Battalion is as well experienced in artillery service as regulars can be, and their execution and skillful management of guns is yet remembered by the German royal army at Waghunsel and Rastadt, of which I am a witness. A. ALBRECHT.
Utica, Oct. 16, 1861.
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