Union Regimental Histories

 

Illinois

 

Battery "E", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at St. Louis, Mo., as Schwartz's Missouri Battery and mustered in August 20, 1861. Duty in North Missouri (1 Section) September 6 to December 29, 1861. Battery ordered to Cairo, Ill., September 14. Attached to District of Cairo and 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Cairo, to February, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of West Tennessee, to April, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to November, 1863. Plaquemine, District of Baton Rouge, La., Dept. of the Gulf, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to September, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Cairo, Ill., Fort Holt and Jefferson, Ky., until February, 1862. Expedition to Bloomfield, Mo., November 1, 1861. Expedition into Kentucky January 10-21, 1862. Operations against Fort Henry, Tenn., February 2-6. Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16. Moved to Savannah, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Purdy, Bethel and Jackson June 5-8. Duty at Jackson until November. Action at Britton's Lane September 1. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. March to Moscow, Tenn., December 24, 1862, to January 12, 1863, and duty there guarding Memphis & Charleston R. R. until March, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there until May. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 12-22. Siege of Vicksburg May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10, Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13. Duty at Carrollton, Brashear and Berwick City until October. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Duty at Plaquemine, La., District of Baton Rouge, La., until June, 1864, and at New Orleans, La., until September. Mustered out September 29, 1864, expiration of term.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.

Battery "F", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Cape Girardeau, Mo., and mustered in December 11, 1861. Attached to District of Cairo, Ill., Dept. of Missouri, to April, 1862. Unattached, Army Tennessee, April, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, Army Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13 Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., to March, 1865. 5th Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Cape Girardeau, Mo., as garrison of Forts "A" and "B" until March 14, 1862. Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth until October. (1 Section at Bolivar, Tenn., and present at Battle of Hatchie River October 5, 1862.) Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Reconnoissance from Lagrange November 8-9, 1862. At Moscow and Memphis, Tenn., January 12 to February 6, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 6-10. Duty there until April 22. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., April 22. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. 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. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 15. Expedition from Natchez to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-7. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. Duty at Natchez and Vicksburg until February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 2-March 3. At Vicksburg until April. Moved from Vicksburg to Cairo, Ill., thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. 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 September 29-November 3. Shadow Church and Westbrook's, near Fairburn, October 2, Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., November, 1864, and duty there and in 5th Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, until July, 1865. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864 (Reserve). Mustered out July 27, 1865.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 24 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

Battery "G", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Attached to Fort Holt, Ky., Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., to November, 1862. District of Jackson, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Artillery, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi, to March, 1865. Artillery Brigade, 16th Army Corps, and Dept. of Alabama, to September, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Fort Holt, Ky., until March, 1862, and in the District of Columbus, Ky., and in District of Jackson, Tenn., until November, 1862. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign October 31, 1862, to January 10, 1863. About Oxford, Miss., December 1-3, 1862. Water Valley Station December 4. Coffeeville December 5. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January, 1863, thence to Lake Providence, La., February 22, and to Milliken's Bend April 17, Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. While crossing river to Bruinsburg May 1 on Transport "Horizon" the boat was sunk in collision with Transport "Moderator" and guns and equipment lost. Battery sent to Memphis, Tenn., for reequipment and rejoined for duty June 30, 1863. Siege of Vicksburg June 30-July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg until November. At Grand Junction, Tenn., until January, 1864, and in District of Columbus, Ky., until June, 1864. Operations in West Tennessee and Kentucky against Forest March 16-April 14. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town, or Tishamingo Creek, July 15. Ellistown July 16. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price September to November. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 25-December 1. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there until February 6. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12, March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty there and at various other points in District of Alabama until September. Mustered out September 4, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 25 Enlisted men by disease. Total 27.

Battery "H", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 6, 1862. Attached to District of Cairo to March, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., to November, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 16th Army Corps, to June, 1863. 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Posts of Fort Donelson and Clarksville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 5th Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Cairo, Ill., until March, 1862, and at Columbus, Ky., until August. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17 (1 Section). Expedition to Henderson, Ky., in pursuit of Morgan August 18. (1 Section moved to Smithland, Ky., August 18, and 1 Section to Fort Heiman September 4, 1862.) Expedition from Fort Donelson, Tenn., to Clarksville, Tenn., September 5-20. Riggins' Hill, Clarksville, September 7. At Clarksville, Tenn., until March, 1863. Moved to Fort Donelson, Tenn., March 8. Action at Parker's Cross Road March 8. Duty at Fort Donelson, Tenn., until August. Moved to Clarksville, Tenn., August 26, and duty there as garrison and on mounted scouting between Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers and on Edgefield & Kentucky R. R. until July, 1865. Reenlisted January 1, 1864, and Veterans on furlough March 5 to April 9, 1864. Action at Canton and Rockcastle Fords August 8, 1864. Mustered out July 29, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.

 

Battery "I", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill. Attached to District of Cairo to February, 1862. Flotilla Brigade, Affray of Mississippi, to April, 1862. Artillery Division, Army Mississippi, to September, 1862. Artillery, 11th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. Artillery, 11th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Cairo, Iii., until February, 1862. Operations against New Madrid February 28-March 14 and against Island No. 10 March 15-April 8. Action at Island No. 10 March 15-16. Action and capture at 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. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 12. Booneville June 3-4. At Big Springs June 14 to July 22. Moved to Iuka, Miss., thence to Courtland, Ala., and duty along Memphis & Charleston R. R. until September. March to Nashville, Tenn., September 3-12. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Repulse of Forest's attack November 5. Duty at Nashville and Brentwood until June, 1863. Reconnoissance to Mill Creek November 27, 1862. Escort trains to Stone's River January 2-3, 1863. Stone's River January 3-5. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Mission Ridge November 24-25. March to relief of Knoxville November 27-December 8. At Nashville and in Wauhatchie Valley, Tenn., until April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap, or Mill Creek, May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 15.

Battery "K", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Butler, Ill., and mustered in December 31, 1861. Moved to Cairo, Ill., February 7, 1862, thence to Columbus, Ky., March, 1862. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., to November, 1862. District of Columbus, Ky., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, August, 1863. Post of Natchez, Miss., to October, 1864. Artillery, Cavalry Division, District of West Tennessee, to February, 1865. Unattached Artillery, District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Columbus, Ky., until June, 1862, and at Memphis, Tenn., until August. (1 Section to Fort Pillow, Tenn., June, 1862.) Return to Columbus, Ky., August. Duty there and at New Madrid, Mo., until November. Expedition from New Madrid to Clarkston, Mo., October. Actions at Clarkston, Mo., October 23 and 28. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November, 1862. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Duty on Memphis & Charleston R. R. until February, 1863, and at Memphis, Tenn., until May, 1863. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 13. Siege of Vicksburg May 22-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Moved to Natchez, Miss., August 20, and garrison duty there until October, 1864. Expedition from Natchez to Gillespie's Plantation, La., August 4-6, 1864. Expedition from Natchez to Woodville October 4-11 (Section). Action at Woodville October 5-6 (Section). Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., October, 1864, and mounted. Expedition to Yazoo City November 26-December 4. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., arriving December 11. Grierson's raid on Mobile & Ohio R. R. December 21, 1864-January 15, 1865. Egypt Station December 28. Duty at Memphis until July, 1865. Moved to Chicago, Ill., July 6-11. Mustered out July 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 11.

Battery "L", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in February 28, 1862. Moved to Benton Barracks, Mo., March 11, thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 8, 1862. Attached to 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Post and District of Vicksburg, Miss., to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, District of Vicksburg, Dept. of Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, Lagrange, Holly Springs, Moscow and Germantown, June 1-July 21, and duty there until September. Moved to Bolivar September 6-14, and duty there until October 4. Battle of the Hatchie or Metamora October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January, 1863, thence to Lake Providence, La., February 22. Duty there and at Milliken's Bend, La., until April. Movements on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson, Miss., May 1. Battles of Raymond May 12, Jackson May 14, Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, and garrison duty there until August, 1865. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Action at Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Expedition to Yazoo City May 4-21, 1864. Benton May 7 and 9. Vaughan May 12. Yazoo City May 13. Expedition from Vicksburg to Pearl River July 2-10. Near Jackson July 5. Jackson and Clinton July 7. At Vicksburg until August, 1865. Mustered out August 9, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 32 Enlisted men by disease. Total 38.

Battery "M", 2nd Regiment Light Artillery

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 6, 1862. Left State for Martinsburg, W. Va., June 16, 1862, arriving there June 24. Attached to R. R. Brigade, 8th Army Corps, Middle Dept., to September, 1862. Duty at Martinsburg, W. Va., June to September. Expedition to Darkesville August 24. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 12. Siege of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16 and moved to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglass, Chicago, Ill., and duty there until May, 1863. Ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio, May 12, thence to Covington, Ky. To Catlettsburg, Ky., May 24. To Louisa, Ky., June 2, and duty there until August. Expedition up Big Sandy Valley to Beaver Creek June 14-July 22. Expedition to Gladesville, Va., July (Section). Moved to Covington, Ky., thence to Camp Nelson, Ky., August 4-8. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1863. District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864.

SERVICE.--Burnside's Expedition over Cumberland Mountains into East Tennessee August 17-October 17, 1863. Occupation of Knoxville, Tenn., September 2. Action at Kingsport September 18. Bristol September 19. Zollicoffer September 20-21. Hall's Ford, Watauga River, September 22. Carter's Depot and Bluntsville September 22. Blue Springs October 10. Henderson's Mills and Rheatown October 11. Blountsville October 14. Bristol October 15. At Rodgersville October 19 to November 6. Rodgersville November 6. Guns captured. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Ordered to Camp Nelson, Ky., and duty there until April, 1864. Mustered out April 11, 1864. Men transferred to Batteries "C" and "H."

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 21.

Bridges' Independent Battery Light Artillery

Authorized January 1, 1863, and organized at Nashville, Tenn., January 14, 1863, from Company "G," 19th Illinois Infantry. Company "G," 19th Illinois Infantry, organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in June 17, 1861. Moved to Quincy, Ill., July 12-13, thence to Palmyra, Mo., July 14, and guard Hannibal & St. Joseph R. R. from Quincy to Palmyra and between Palmyra and Hannibal until July 27. Moved to Hannibal, thence to St. Louis, Mo., and to Bird's Point and Norfolk. Duty at Norfolk until August 14. Moved to Ironton August 14. Prentiss' Expedition toward Dallas and Jackson August 29-September 8. Moved to Cape Girardeau, Fort Holt, Ky., and Elliott's Mills, thence moved to Cairo, hi., September 16, under orders for Washington, D.C. While en route east September 17, via Ohio & Mississippi R. R., Bridge No. 48, over Beaver Creek, 30 miles west of Cincinnati, Ohio, broke through, precipitating six passenger coaches a distance of 60 feet, killing and wounding 129 of the Regiment. At Camp Dennison, Ohio, until September 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 24-25, thence to Lebanon, Ky., September 25, and duty there until October 22. Moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., and duty there and at Bacon Creek, Ky., until February 10, 1862. Attached to 8th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of Ohio, to August. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15. Occupation of Bowling Green until February 22. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Occupation of Nashville until March 18. Advance to Murfreesboro March 18, thence to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. Advance on Huntsville, Ala., via Fayetteville, April 4-11. Occupation of Huntsville April 11. Advance on and capture of Decatur and Tuscumbia April 11-14. Action at Tuscumbia April 24. At Huntsville until May 26. Athens May 13. Moved to Fayetteville May 26-June 2. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga, Tenn., June 2-10. Chattanooga June 7-8. Expedition to Larkinsville and Stevenson June 14-20. Winchester June 16. Guard Railroad bridges from Huntsville to Decatur until August. Richland Creek, near Pulaski, August 27. Retreat to Nashville August 27-29. Fitted out as a Battery at Nashville September. Siege of Nashville September 12 to November 7. At Gallatin, Tenn., until November 20, when turned in guns and moved to Nashville. March to Murfreesboro, Tenn., and rejoin Regiment January 2, 1863. Permanently detached as a Battery January 14, 1863. Fitted at Nashville. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., February 20, 1863. Attached to Pioneer Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Reserve Artillery, Nashville, Tenn., to December, 1864.

SERVICE.--Duty at Murfreesboro, Tenn., until June, 1863. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign, August 16-September 22. Davis' Cross Roads, near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee December, 1863, to April, 1864. Reconnoissance from Maryeville toward Seviersville February 1-2, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. 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 September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November and December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Transferred to 1st Regiment Illinois Light Artillery as Battery "B," December 21, 1864.

Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 20 Enlisted men by disease. Total 29.

 

Busteed's Independent Battery Light Artillery

"Chicago Light Artillery." Organized at Chicago, Ill., October 1, 1861. Moved to Washington, D.C., October 1-4. Disbanded and transferred to 1st New York Light Artillery November 9, 1861.

Chicago Board of Trade Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in August 1, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 9-11. Attached to Dumont's 12th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. Pioneer Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Lawrenceburg October 11. Moved to Bowling Green, Ky., and duty there until December 4. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 4-7. Expedition on Franklin Pike and skirmish December 14. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Scouts on Manchester Pike June 13 (Section). Battery changed from Mounted Field to Flying Horse Artillery and assigned to 2nd Cavalry Division March, 1863. The only Battery of Flying Artillery in Western Armies. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Morris Ford, Elk River, July 2. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign, August 16-September 22. Alpine, Ga., September 3 and 8. Ringgold September 11. Reconnoissance from Lee and Gordon's Mills toward Lafayette and skirmish September 13. Pea Vine Ridge September 18. Reed's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Guarding fords above Chattanooga until October 1. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy October 1-17. Thompson's Cove October 3. McMinnville October 4. Murfreesboro October 5. Near Shelbyville and Farmington October 7. Sugar Creek October 9. March to Dechard, Tenn., October 10-15, thence to Maysville. At Maysville, Huntsville, Ala., and Pulaski, Tenn., until March, 1864. Refitted with 3-inch Parrotts February 24, 1864. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., March 10. thence to Columbia, Tenn., April 4-8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Movements on right flank of army May 11-17. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Tanner's Bridge, Oostenaula River, May 15. Kingston May 19. Near Dallas May 24. Operations about Dallas May 25-June 5. Ackworth June 8. Near Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Mc-Affee's Cross Roads June 11. Noonday Creek June 15 and 19. Powder Springs June 20. Noonday Creek June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Marietta and Rosswell July 3. Rottenwood Creek July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-10. Raid to Atlanta & Augusta R. R. July 13-20. Raid to Covington July 22-24 (Centre Section). Decatur July 22. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock Bridge July 28. Siege of Atlanta August 1-17. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Red Oak August 19. Flint River August 19. Jonesboro August 19. Lovejoy Station August 20. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge and Turner's Ferry August 26-September 2. At Cross Keys until September 21. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood and Forest September 29-November 3. Near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Dallas October 7. Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11. Coosaville Road, near Rome, October 13. Near Summerville October 17. Little River, Ala., October 20. Leesburg October 20-21. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Moved to Chattanooga. Tenn., November 3-5, thence to Nashville, Tenn., November 13. Line of Shoal Creek, Ala., November 16-20. Nashville Campaign November-December. Fouche Springs November 23. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1-15. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Richland Creek December 24. Lynnville December 24. Pulaski December 25. At Gravelly Springs, Ala., until March, 1865. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Ebenezer Church, Ala., April 1. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Capture of Columbus, Ga., April 16. Macon, Ga., April 20. Duty at Macon until May 23. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Chicago, Ill., June 23-27. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

Chapman's Peoria Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized from 14th Illinois Infantry and attached to that Regiment until February, 1862, when designated Battery "B," 2nd Light Artillery.

Chicago Mercantile Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in August 29, 1862. Duty at Camp Douglass, near Chicago, Ill., until November 8. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 8-11, 1862. Attached to 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, and to 2nd Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 10th Division, Right Wing 13 Army Corps, December, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. Artillery, 10th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to August, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. Defences of New Orleans, La., to July, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Gulf, to November, 1864. Artillery, Cavalry Division, Dept. of the Gulf, to May, 1865. Defences of New Orleans, La., to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November and December, 1862. "Tallahatchie March" November 24-December 12. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman. Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17, and duty there until March, and at Milliken's Bend, La., until April 25. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Magnolia Hills, or Port Gibson, May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River Bridge May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 6, thence to Brashear City. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 30. Camp at Franklin until December 19. Moved to Algiers, La. Expedition to the Rio Grande, Texas, December 26, 1863-January 1, 1864. At Pass Cavallo, Texas, until March. Ordered to Berwick City, La. Red River Campaign March-April. Battle of Sabine Cross Roads April 8. Battery cut to pieces and guns captured. Retreat to Alexandria, thence to New Orleans, La., April 9-30. Duty at Camp Parapet, Defences of New Orleans, until November. Moved to Baton Rouge November 1. Davidson's Expedition against Mobile & Ohio R. R. November 27-December 13. Moved to New Orleans December 31, thence to Baton Rouge, and duty there until May, 1865. At New Orleans, La., until June, then ordered home for muster out. Mustered out at Chicago, Ill., July 10, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Officers and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 11 Enlisted men by disease. Total 18.

Cogswell's Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in November 12, 1861, as Company "A" Artillery, 53rd Illinois Infantry. Moved to Chicago, Ill., February 28, 1862, and guard prisoners there until March 17. Detached as a Battery March 17, 1862, and ordered to St. Louis, Mo., March 23, thence embarked for Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 8. Attached to 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. Artillery, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 15th Army Corps, July, 1863. Artillery, 7th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Artillery Brigade, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 1-14, and duty there until November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November-December. "Tallahatchie March" November 24-December 12. At Grand Junction January 9 to March 8, 1863. At Lagrange until June 4. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 4, thence to Vicksburg, Miss., June 6-11. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., June 11-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black until September 28. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 28-November 23. Operations on Memphis & Charleston R. R. in Alabama October 20-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Mission Ridge November 24-25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Garrison duty in Alabama until April, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 29, and garrison duty there until December. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., and to Eastport, Miss. Duty at Eastport until February 5, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 5-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there until July. Mustered out August 14, 1865.

Battery lost during service 26 Enlisted men by disease.

Colvin's Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized October 6, 1863, from men detached from 107th Illinois Infantry, 33rd Kentucky Infantry and 22nd Indiana Battery. Attached to 4th Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to November, 1863. 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865.

SERVICE.--Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23, 1863. Near Maynardsville December 1. Walker's Ford December 2. Mossy Creek, Talbot Station, December 29. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17, 1864. Kimbrough's Cross Roads January 16. Dandridge January 17. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28. Near Fair Garden January 27. Garrison duty at Knoxville, Tenn., until March, 1865. Operations against Wheeler's Raid in East Tennessee August 15-25, 1864. Strawberry Plains August 24. Battery transferred to 1st Illinois Light Artillery as Battery "K" March 23, 1865.

Battery lost during service 14 by disease.

Cooley's Independent Battery Light Artillery

See Chicago Mercantile Battery.

Renwick's Elgin Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Elgin, Ill., and mustered in November 15, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky and attached to District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Bowling Green, Ky., until May, 1863, and at Glasgow and Tompkinsville until July. At Munfordsville July. Operations against Morgan in Kentucky July 2-26. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. At Loudon until November 9. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Moved to Kingston and duty there until December 4. Repulse of Wheeler's attack on Kingston November 24. Near Kingston December 4. March to Mossy Creek December 4-27. Action at Mossy Creek, Talbot's Station, December 29. At Mossy Creek until January, 1864. Post and garrison duty at Knoxville and other points in East Tennessee until February, 1865. Ordered to North Carolina. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 1-21. Battle of Wise's Forks, N. C., March 8-10. Occupation of Goldsborg March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in Dept. of North Carolina until July. Mustered out July 18, 1865.

Battery lost during service 13 by disease.

Henshaw's Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in December 3, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky and attached to District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Louisville and other points in District of Western Kentucky until August, 1863. Operations against and pursuit of Morgan July 2-26. Action at Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19. Paris, Ky., July 29 and August 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Duty at Loudon until November. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Actions at Huff's Ferry November 14. Lenoir Station November 14-15. Loudon November 15. Campbell's Station November 17. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Pursuit of Longstreet December 7-13. At Strawberry Plains until January, 1864, and at Mossy Creek until April. Garrison duty at Loudon, Tenn., and other points in District of East Tennessee until July, 1865. Mustered out July 18, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

Renwick's Independent Battery Light Artillery

See Elgin Battery Light Artillery.

Smith's Battery Chicago Light Artillery

Entered State service for three months April 17, 1861. Duty in District of Cairo, Ill., until July. Mustered out July 16, 1861. Became Battery "A," 1st Regiment Illinois Light Artillery.

Springfield Independent Battery Light Artillery "Vaughan's"

Organized at Springfield, Ill., and mustered in August 21, 1862. Duty at Camp Butler, near Springfield, until November 1, 1862. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., November 1-8, 1862. Attached to District of Jackson, Tenn., 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Post of Bolivar, Tenn., District of Jackson, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. True's Brigade, Arkansas Expedition, to September, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Arkansas, to January, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, to May, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Bolivar, Tenn., until June 18, 1863. Guard Memphis & Charleston R. R. 1 Section at Moscow, 1 Section at Colliersville and 1 Section at Germantown, Tenn., until August 23. Moved to Helena, Ark., August 24-September 2. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock September 2-10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock until March, 1864. (1 Section at Lewisburg October 19, 1863, to March 15, 1864.) Steele's Camden Expedition March 23-May 3. Okolona April 2-3. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Near Princeton April 28. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Little Rock until June, 1865, Ordered to Springfield, II1., June 25, and mustered out June 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.

Stokes' Independent Battery Light Artillery

See Chicago Board of Trade Battery Light Artillery.

Vaughan's Independent Battery Light Artillery

See Springfield Independent Battery Light Artillery.

 

 

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

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