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Rocket Battalion of Artillery
(General Barry's)
Civil War

History
The following is taken from New York in the War of the Rebellion, 18th ed. Frederick Phisterer. Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1912.

Mustered in: December 6-7, 1861.
Disbanded: February 11, 1863. The companies were designated the 23rd and 24th batteries.

This battalion was organized at Albany, December 5, 1861, and there mustered in the United States service for three years, December 6 and 7, 1861. The three companies recruited originally, Ransom's, Lee's and Sauer's, were consolidated into two companies December 5, 1861, and the battalion, commanded by Maj. Thomas W. Lion, left the State December 9, 1861. It served at and near Washington, D. C., from December, 1861, and in North Carolina, i8th Corps, from May, 1862. February 11, 1863, the battalion organization was discontinued, and the two companies, A and B, were designated the 23d and 24th Batteries, Light Artillery, having served provisionally as such from November 1, 1862. The loss and engagements of the battalion are included in the record of the batteries into which its two companies were converted.

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: March 14, 2006
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/artillery/rocket/rocketMain.htm

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