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 Berne, N. C., 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.--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. Actions at Kinston December 14; Whitehall December 16; 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 (Section). 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 Johnston and his army. Duty in the Dept. of North Carolina until July. Mustered out July 14, 1865.
Battery lost during service 47 Enlisted men by disease.