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1st Battalion of Artillery (Heavy)
Civil War
Baden Artillery; Brickel's German Artillery; German Artillery Corps

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 3rd ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Mustered in by companies: August 12 to September 20, 1861.
Disbanded: March 5, 1863. Men transferred to other companies.

Lieutenant-Colonel Andrew Brickel received, July 23, 1861, authority from the War Department to recruit this battalion. It was organized in New York city and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years, Companies A, B, C and D August 26 and 12, and September 11 and 20, 1861, respectively. It was accepted by the State October 10, 1861. The men were recruited in New York city. The battalion left the State October 12, 1861, and served at and near Washington, D. C.; with the Army of the Potomac, and in the 22d Corps until spring, 1863. March 5, 1863, the battalion organization was discontinued and the companies designated: A, Capt. Otto Diederich, the 29th; B, Capt. Adolph Voegelee, the 3oth; C, Capt R. Langner, the 31st, and D, Capt. Charles Kusserow, the 32d Battery of Light Artillery.

The losses of the battalion, and the engagements it took part in, are included in the record of the batteries the companies were converted into; except the loss of one field officer, died of wounds received in action; one company officer, died of disease; total, two officers, before the battalion.ceased to exist.

Civil War Newspaper Clippings

 

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