23rd Independent Battery New York Light Artillery

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23rd Independent Battery New York Light Artillery
Active November 1, 1862
Allegiance Union Army
Type Artillery
Disbanded July 14, 1865

The 23rd Independent Battery New York Light Artillery was a unit of the Union Army of the American Civil War

History[edit]

Organized as Battery A, New York Rocket Battalion, and designated 23rd New York Battery February 11, 1863, having served as such provisionally from November 1, 1862. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May 1863. District of Pamlico, Dept. of North Carolina, and District of North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February 1864. Sub-District Defenses of New Bern, North Carolina, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to February, 1865. District of Beaufort, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to April, 1865. Artillery, Kilpatrick's 3rd Cavalry Division, Army of Georgia, to July, 1865.

Service[edit]

  • Expedition from New Berne, N. C., to Tarborg November 2–12, 1862.
  • Action at Rawle's Mills November 2.
  • Demonstration on New Berne November 11.
  • Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro, N. C., December 11–20.
  • Action at Kinston December 14;
  • Action at Whitehall December 16;
  • Actions at Thompson's Bridge and Goldsboro December 17.
  • Reconnaissance to Diascund Bridge December 17.
  • Duty in the District of the Pamlico, N. C., until March, 1865.
  • Operations on the Pamlico April 4–6, 1863.
  • Expedition to Swift Creek Village April 13–21.
  • Action at Washington, N. C., April 27–28, 1864.
  • Near Greenville November 25.
  • Greenville December 30.
  • Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26.
  • Bennett's House April 26. (Surrender of the Army of the Tennessee.)
  • Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina until July.
  • Mustered out July 14, 1865.

Casualties[edit]

The battery lost 47 Enlisted men by disease during service.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Phisterer's New York in The War of the Rebellion 1861-1865, Third Edition, 1909, published by J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers, 1912, Albany, NY, pgs 1612-1613.

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