24th New York Independent Battery
Light Artillery


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Organized as Battery "B," New York Rocket Battalion, and designated 24th Battery February 11, 1863, having served as such provisionally from October 19, 1862. Attached to Artillery Brigade, Dept. of North Carolina, to January, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to May, 1863. District of the Albemarle, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1863, and Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina to February, 1864. District of Plymouth, N. C., to April, 1864.

SERVICE.--Expedition from New Berne, N. C., November 2-12, 1862. Action at Rawle's Hill November 2. Demonstration on New Berne November 11. Foster's Expedition to Goldsboro December 11-20. Actions at Kinston December 14, Whitehall December 16. Goldsboro December 17. Duty at New Berne, N. C., until March, 1863. Expedition from New Berne to Trenton, Pollockville, Young's Cross Roads and Swansborough March 6-10. Expedition to Plymouth, N. C., March 27-April 1, and duty there until April, 1864. Expedition from Plymouth to Foster's Mills July 26-29, 1863. Expedition to Lake Phelps January 27, 1864. Siege of Plymouth, N. C., April 17-20. Captured April 20. Transferred to 3rd New York Light Artillery as Battery "L" March 8, 1865. Joined Regiment in Dept. of North Carolina May 28, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 81.

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