Union Regimental Histories

 

Kansas

 

1st Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Mound City July 24, 1861. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to August, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Dept. of Kansas, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to February, 1863. District of Rolla, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to November, 1863. Defenses of the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad, District of Nashville, Dept. of the Cumberland, and 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. 2nd Colored Brigade, District of the Etowah, Dept. Cumberland, to January, 1865. Reserve Artillery, District of Nashville, Dept. Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Attached to Lane's Kansas Brigade and operations about Fort Scott, and on line of the Marmiton August and September, 1861. Actions at Ball's Mills August 28. Morse's Mill August 29. Dogwood Creek near Fort Scott September 2. Morristown September 17. Osceola September 21-22. Duty at Fort Scott until May, 1862. Expedition into Indian Country May 25-August 15. Action at Grand River June 6. Locust Grove July 3. Bayou Bernard July 27. Blunt's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas September 17-December 3. Expedition to Sarcoxie September 28-30, Action at Newtonia September 29-30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Old Fort Wayne or Beattie's Prairie near Maysville October 22. Cane Hill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-31. Moved to Springfield, Mo., January, 1863, and duty there until February 17. Moved to Forsyth, Mo., thence to Fort Scott, Kansas. Duty in Missouri and Kansas, District of Rolla, until July, 1863. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., July 5, thence to Cairo, Ill., July 18. Duty in District of Columbus, Ky., until November. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., and assigned to duty on line of the Nashville & Northwestern Railroad until November, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn. Battles of Nashville December 15-16. Post duty at Nashville until January, 1865, and at Chattanooga, Tenn., until July. Mustered out July 17, 1865.

Regiment lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 1 Officer and 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 26.

2nd Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Fort Scott and mustered in September 10, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Kansas to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Dept. of Kansas, to October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri (1 Section), to February, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. Missouri, to June, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to January, 1864. Unattached, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. Arkansas, to May, 1864. 1st Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 7th Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Fort Scott, Kansas, until June, 1863. (1st Section moved to Greenfield, Mo., September 1-3, 1862. Action at Newtonia September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Cane Hill November 28. 2nd Section moved from Fort Scott to Pea Ridge, Ark., October 12-19, 1862, returning to Fort Scott December 3-10, 1862.) Scout from Creek Agency to Jasper County, Mo., May 16-19, 1863 (1 Section). Sherwood May 19. (1 Section moved to Baxter Springs May 6, returning to Fort Scott June 24.) Fort Gibson May 22. Near Fort Gibson May 28. Operations about Fort Gibson June 6-20. Greenleaf Prairie June 16. 1 Section moved to Fort Gibson with supply train June 19-July 4. Action at Cabin Creek July 1-2 and 5. Battery moved to Fort Gibson July 5-12. Elk Creek near Honey Springs July 17. Duty at Fort Gibson until August 22. Near Sherwood August 14. Campaign to Perryville, C. N., August 22-31. At Fort Gibson until November. Ordered to Fort Smith, Ark., arriving November 15, and duty there until July, 1865. Near Fort Smith July 31, 1864. (1 Section at Clarksville June and July, 1864. 1 Section remained at Fort Scott and participated in the pursuit of Price.) Battle of Westport October 23, and pursuit beyond Fort Scott. Joined Battery at Fort Smith June, 1865. Action at Dardanelle, Ark., January 14, 1865. Battery mustered out August 11, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 21.

 

3rd Battery Light Artillery

Organized as Company "B," 2nd Kansas Cavalry, December 9, 1861. Organized as a Battery October 27, 1862, with guns captured at Old Fort Wayne, and designated as Hopkins' Kansas Battery. Designated 3rd Battery October 1, 1863. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, October, 1862, to February, 1863. District of Northwest Arkansas, Dept. Missouri, to June, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District Frontier, Dept. Missouri, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Corps, Dept. Arkansas, to January, 1865.

SERVICE.--Occupation of Newtonia October 4, 1862. Hazel Bottom October 14. Shell's Mill October 16. Cane Hill November 28. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition over Boston Mountains to Van Buren December 27-31. At Rhea's Mills January 1, 1863. Ordered to Fort Gibson February, arriving March 1, and duty there until July 17, 1863. Action at Webber's Falls April 28. Honey Springs July 1. At Webber's Falls and Scullyville until September. March to Van Buren September 2, and duty there until January 1865. (A detachment of 60 men sent to Little Rock to receive new Battery and duty there until January, 1865. Attached to Battery "G," 1st Missouri Light Artillery. September 13, 1864, to January 1, 1865.) Mustered out January 19, 1865. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 2nd Kansas Battery.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 18 by disease. Total 20.

Armstrong's Battery Light Artillery

Attached to 1st Kansas Colored Infantry.

Hopkins' Battery Light Artillery

Attached to 2nd Kansas Cavalry. See 3rd Battery.

Opdyke's Battery Light Artillery

Attached to 9th Kansas Cavalry.

Stover's Battery Light Artillery

Attached to 2nd Kansas Cavalry.

Zisch's Militia Battery Light Artillery

Duty at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, October, 1864.

 

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

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