Union Regimental Histories

 

Iowa

 

1st Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Burlington August 17, 1861, and duty there until December. Ordered to Benton Barracks, Mo.; thence to Rolla, Mo., and Joined General Curtis. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. Artillery, Ind. Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., January 22-February 12, 1862. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 8; thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Expedition from Helena to mouth of White River, August 6-8. Expedition from Helena to Eunice August 28-September 3. Expedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16-21, and to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 7. Mitchell's Cross Roads December 1. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there until April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 5-14. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black until September 22. Moved to Memphis, Tenn.; thence to Chattanooga September 22-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Garrison duty in Alabama until April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to August 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5, Operations about Marietta and Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 23. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama October 1-26. Turkeytown, Ala., October 25. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there until July, 1865. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864 (Reserve). Mustered out July 5, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 50 enlisted men by disease. Total 61.

2nd Battery Light Artillery

Organized in Iowa at large and mustered in at Council Bluffs, Ia., August 18, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., October, 1861, and duty at Benton Barracks until February, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to March, 1862. Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 3rd Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to October, 1862. Artillery, District of Corinth, to November, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, 13th Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Corps, to April, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 15th Corps, to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Corps, to December, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division (Detachment), Army of Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to March, 1865. Artillery Brigade, 16th Corps, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Commerce, Mo., February 26, 1862. Operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 6-15. Actions at New Madrid March 3-4 and 13. Operations against Island No. 10 and pursuit to Tiptonville March 15-April 8. Riddell's Point March 18. Tiptonville April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Action at Farmington May 9. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Expedition to Rienzi June 30-July 1. Duty there until August 18. March to Tuscumbia August 18-22. Moved to Iuka September 8-12. Battle of Iuka September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. At Corinth until November 2. Moved to Grand Junction November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. At LaGrange and Germantown, Tenn., until March 14. Moved to Memphis, thence to Young's Point, La., March 14-29. At Duckport until May. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Satartia June 4. Advance on Jackson July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black until November. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., November 7, and guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad at La-Grange until February, 1864. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss. Meridian Campaign February 6-March 2. Return to Memphis and duty there until September. Sturgis' Expedition to Ripley April 30-May 9. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Hurricane Creek August 13-14. Mower's Expedition up White River to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1-7. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 16. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 24-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. At Eastport, Miss., until February, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defenses March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at Meridian, Miss., until August. Mustered out August 7, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 29 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

 

3rd Battery Light Artillery "Dubuque Battery"

Organized at Dubuque and mustered in September 24, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September 26-30. Attached to Dept. of Missouri to January, 1862. Unattached, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. Artillery, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri and Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. Artillery, 13th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. Artillery, 13th Division, 16th Corps, to August, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to October, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Pacific City, Mo., November 13, 1861, and duty there guarding Railroad until January 25, 1862. Moved to Rolla, Mo.; thence to Lebanon January 28-February 4. Curtis' advance on Springfield February 9-13. Pursuit of Price to Cassville February 13-16. Action at Sugar Creek February 17. Expedition toward Huntsville March 4. Battles of Pea Ridge March 6-8. March to Batesville April 5-May 10, thence to Helena May 25-July 14. Duty at Helena until August 1863. Expedition from Helena to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 5, 1862. Expedition up White River January 13-19, 1863. Expedition from Helena to Yazoo Pass by Moon Lake, Yazoo Pass, Coldwater and Tallahatchie Rivers and operations against Fort Pemberton and Greenwood February 24-April 8. Repulse of Holmes' attack on Helena July 4. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock August 11-September 10. Near Bayou MerGe August 26. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Rice's Expedition to Arkadelphia November 10-18. Duty at Little Rock until August, 1865. Expedition to Fort Smith September 25-October 13, 1864 (Detachment). Moved to Fort Smith August, 1865, thence to Davenport, Iowa, October. Mustered out Oct. 23, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 37.

4th Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Davenport November 23, 1863. Attached to the Dept. of the Northwest, to February, 1864. Defenses of New Orleans, Dept. Gulf, to June, 1864. District of LaFourche, Dept. of the Gulf, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty in the Dept. of the Northwest until February, 1864. Ordered to New Orleans, La., and duty in the Defenses of that city and at Thibodeaux, La., District of LaFourche until July, 1865. Mustered out July 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men by disease.

 

Source - "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer (Part 3)

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