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25th Independent Battery
Light Artillery
Civil War

The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 25th ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Mustered in: December 12, 1862.
Mustered out: August 1,1863.

This battery was organized at Lockport, and there mustered in the service of the United States for three years December 12, 1862. It was recruited principally at Lockport, Alabama, Byron, Elba, Hartland, Lewiston, Medina, Pembroke, Ridgeway, Shelby and Stafford, and, commanded by Capt. John A. Grow, left the State December 18, 1862. It was wrecked on the transport Sparkling Sea January 9, 1863, en route from New York city to the Department of the Gulf, and arrived finally at New Orleans, La., February 4, 1863. January 20, 1864, 117 enlisted men of the 18th Battery joined this by transfer. The battery served in the defenses of New Orleans, La., from February, 1863; in the 3d Division, 19th Corps, from April 3, 1863; in the Artillery Reserve, 19th Corps, from October, 1863; in the 1st Division, 19th Corps, from January 20, 1864; in the defenses of New Orleans, La., from May, 1864; in the district of La Fourche, La., from June, 1864; in the Southern Division of Louisiana from December, 1864. It was honorably discharged and mustered out under the command of Capt. Irving D. Southworth, at Rochester, August 1, 1865, having, during its service, lost by death, killed in action, 2 enlisted men; of wounds received in action, 2 enlisted men; of disease and other causes, 28 enlisted men; total, 32; of whom 2 died in the hands of the enemy.


Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer

25th Independent Guidon 25th Independent Guidon


Muster Roll

Unit Roster

Further Reading
This is meant to be a comprehensive list. If, however, you know of a resource that is not listed below, please send an email to with the name of the resource and where it is located. This can include photographs, letters, articles and other non-book materials. Also, if you have any materials in your possession that you would like to donate, the museum is always looking for items specific to New York's military heritage. Thank you.

Grow, John A. Oration delivered at the grave of Major-General John A. Dix, in Trinity Cemetery, New York City, on Decoration Day, May 31st, 1880. New York: A.S. Farrand, 1880.
Located at The Library of Virginia.


Items the museum owns are in bold.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: February 8, 2018

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