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26th Independent Battery
Mustered in: February 25, 1863.
This battery was recruited and organized at Rochester, and, commanded by Capt J. Warren Barnes, left the State December 4, 1862. It was mustered in the United States service for three years February 25, 1863, at New Orleans, La. On its journey to the Department of the Gulf it was wrecked twice and was en route fifty-one days. It received, December 20, 1864, a number of men by transfer from the 18th and 21st Batteries. The battery served in the defenses of New Orleans, La., from February, 1863; in the 4th Division, 19th Corps, from September, 1863; at Port Hudson, La., from December, 1863; in the 2d Division, 19th Corps, from February, 1864; in the 1st Division, 19th Corps, from March, 1864; in the District of Morganza, La., from July, 1864; in the Reserve, 2d Division, Department of the Gulf, from November, 1864; in the Artillery Brigade, 13th Corps, from March, 1865. Commanded by Lieut. Adam Beattie, the battery was honorably discharged and mustered out at New Orleans, La., September 12, 1865, having, during its service, lost by death of disease and other causes, 34 enlisted men.
Battles and Casualties Table from Phisterer
Millard, Alexander S.
Diary, 1865. Auburn, Ala: Auburn University Special Collections
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New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History