Organized at Albany, N.Y., and mustered in Company "A" December 6 and Company "B" December 7, 1861. Left State for Washington, D.C., December 9, 1861. Duty in the Defenses of that city until April, 1862. Moved to New Berne, N. C., April 26, and duty there until November, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1862. New Berne, N. C., Dept. of North Carolina, to October, 1862, Morehead City, N. C., to November, 1862.
SERVICE.--Garrison duty at New Berne and Morehead City, N. C., until December, 1862. Reconnaissance from New Berne to Young's Cross Roads July 26-29. Action at Young's Cross Roads July 27. Battalion discontinued February 11, 1863, and Company "A" designated 23rd New York Independent Battery Light Artillery. Company "B" designated 24th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery, having served provisionally as such since November 1, 1862. (See 23rd and 24th New York Batteries.)