Union Regimental Histories

 

Kentucky

 

Battery "A" Light Artillery "Stone's"

Organized at Camp Joe Holt, Ky., from Louisville Legion July, 1861, as Stone's Battery, and mustered in at Camp Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., September 27, 1861. Attached to Rousseau's Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, to December, 1861. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army Ohio, to August, 1862. 28th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Ohio, to October, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army Cumberland, to October, 1863. Unassigned, Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.

SERVICE--Moved to Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., September 17, 1861. At Camp Muldraugh's Hill and Nolin until February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 16-April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Jefferson December 30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31. 1862, and January 1-3, 1863, At Murfreesboro until June. Expedition to McMinnville March 20-30. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1; Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads, near Dug Gap, September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. At Murfreesboro, Tenn., until March, 1864, and at Nashville, Tenn., as Garrison Artillery, until November, 1864. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Warfield's, near Columbia, December 23. At Huntsville, Ala., until March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville until June. Moved to New Orleans, La., thence to Texas June-July. Duty at San Antonio, Texas, and at Victoria, Texas, until November. Mustered out November 17, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.

Battery "B" Light Artillery "Hewitt's"

Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., as Company "D,, 3rd Kentucky Infantry, but mustered in as a Battery October 8, 1861. Attached to Thomas' Command, Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., to December, 1861. Artillery, 1st Division, Army Ohio, to March, 1862. Unattached Artillery, Army Ohio, March, 1862. 23rd Independent Brigade, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 8th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Unattached Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 12th Army Corps, Army Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. Cumberland, to August, 1864. Defenses Nashville & Northwestern Railroad to October, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to November, 1864.

SERVICE.--At Campbellsville, Ky., December, 1861. At Beech Grove, Ky., January, 1862. March to relief of Thomas at Mill Springs, Ky., January 19-21. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. Advance on Murfreesboro March 17-19. Duty at Murfreesboro, Columbia, Shelbyville and Elk River Bridge guarding line of Chattanooga Railroad until July. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga June 1-15 (Section). Chattanooga June 7-8. Battle of Murfreesboro July 13. Hewitt and 4 guns captured. At Manchester August (1 Section), and at Nashville until December. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Franklin Pike, near Nashville, December 14. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro until June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1. Elk River Bridge July 3 and 14. Stationed at Elk River Bridge guarding line of Nashville Chattanooga Railroad until February, 1864. At Decherd Station until April and at Tullahoma, Tenn., until November. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and mustered out November 16, 1864.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 20 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.

Battery "C" Light Artillery

Commenced organizing at Lebanon, Ky., May, 1863. Morgan's attack on Lebanon, Ky., July 3, 1863. Battery captured. Reorganized at Louisville, Ky., September 10, 1863. Attached to District of Louisville, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to October, 1863. District of South Central Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to December, 1864. Mt. Sterling, District of Kentucky, to February, 1865. Little Rock, Ark., Dept. of Arkansas, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in District of Louisville until October, 1863, and in South Central Kentucky until January, 1864. Ordered to Southwest Kentucky and duty there until March, 1864. Reported at Paris, Ky., March 1. At Mt. Sterling, Ky., until May. Ordered to mouth of Beaver on Big Sandy May 3. Operations against Morgan May 31-June 30. Action at Mt. Sterling June 9. Cynthiana June 12. Duty in Eastern Kentucky until December. Stoneman's Raid to Southwest Virginia December 10-29. Marion December 17-18. Saltsville December 20-21. Duty in Eastern Kentucky until February, 1865. Ordered to Little Rock, Ark., and post duty there until July. Mustered out July 26, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 16 Enlisted men by disease. Total 20.


Battery "D" Light Artillery

Failed to complete organization.

Battery "E" Light Artillery

Organized at Camp Nelson, Ky., October to December, 1863. Attached to District of North Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to November, 1863. District of Somerset, Ky., 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. District of Southwest Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1864. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, District of Kentucky, 5th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864. Garrison, Lexington, Ky., District of Kentucky, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.---Garrison duty at Camp Nelson and Camp Burnside, Ky., until June, 1864. Reenlisted February, 1864. Duty at Lexington, Ky., until November, 1864. Stoneman's Raid to Southwest Virginia December 10-29. Kingsport December 13. Near Marion December 16-17. Saltsville, Va., December 20-21. Duty at Lexington and Camp Nelson, Ky., until August, 1865. Mustered out August 1, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 by disease.

Simmonds' Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Pendleton, Ohio, from Company "E," 1st Kentucky Infantry, June 3, 1861. Permanently detached January, 1862. Attached to District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Scammon's Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division West Virginia, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division West Virginia, to July, 1864. Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division West Virginia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Pendleton, Ohio, until July, 1861. Ordered to the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., July 10. March from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston, W. Va., July 11-25. Action at Scarry Creek July 17. Tyler Mountain July 24. Capture of Charleston July 25. Advance to Gauley July 26-August 1. Moved to Camp Piatt, arriving August 25. Gauley Bridge August 28. Boone Court House September 1. Peytonia September 12. Moved to Raleigh September 20-27. Chapmansville September 25. Return to Gauley, arriving there October 10. Cotton Hill October 13. Operations in Kanawha Valley October 19-November 16. Gauley Bridge October 23. Attack on Gauley by Floyd's Batteries November 1-9. Movement on Cotton Mountain and pursuit of Floyd November 1-18. Duty at Gauley Bridge until April, 1862. Advance on Princeton April 22-May 4. At Flat Top Mountain until August. Wolf Creek May 15. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 14-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Frederick, Md., September 12. Battles of South Mountain September 14, and Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Clarksburg, Suttonville, Summerville, Gauley Bridge and Kanawha Falls, W. Va., October 8-November 14, and duty there until April, 1863, and at Camp White, Charleston, W. Va., until July. At Gauley Bridge until September. At Camp Toland, Charleston, W. V., until January, 1864. Scout to Boone Court House October 21-22, 1863. Expedition from Charleston to Lewisburg November 3-13. Capture of Lewisburg November 7. At Fayetteville until April, 1864. Crook's Expedition against Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Action at Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Lexington June 11. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Buford's Gap June 20. Salem June 21. At Camp Piatt and Harper's Ferry until August, and at Camp Fuller, Va., until June, 1865. Mustered out July 20, 1865.

Battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 13.

Patterson's Independent Company

Organized at Camp Haskins, Ky., October, 1861. Served unattached, Army Ohio, to March, 1862. Engineers, 7th Division, Army Ohio, to October, 1862. Cumberland Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. Ohio, to November, 1862. 9th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Unattached, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. Unattached, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Unattached, 13th Army Corps, Army Tennessee and Dept. of the Gulf, to October, 1863. Unattached, 13th Army Corps, Texas, to July, 1864. Engineer Brigade, Dept. of the Gulf, to January, 1865.

SERVICE.--Constructing defenses for Camp Haskins and Somerset, Ky., until January, 1862. Action at Mill Springs, Ky., January 19. Repair roads from Somerset to Stanford, Ky., until April 12. Moved to Cumberland Ford April 2-20, repairing roads en route. Cumberland Gap Campaign May 1-June 18. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18-September 17. Retreat to Greenup on the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Expedition to Charleston, W. Va., October 21-November 10. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November 10-15. At Memphis, Tenn., until December 20. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 14-22, and engineer duty there until March 30. Moved to Richmond, La., March 30. Built floating bridge across Bayou Roundaway April 1. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Took advance of Logan's 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, and built bridge over Bayou Pierrie May 2-3. Battles of Raymond May 12; Champion's Hill May 16; Big Black River May 27. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Moved to New Orleans August 5-27, and duty there until October 5. Western Louisiana Campaign October 5-November 1. Vermillion Bayou October 3 and 10. Moved to New Orleans November 1, thence to Brazos, Santiago, Texas, November 15-20, and to Aransas Pass November 21. Advance up coast to Pass Cavallo November 22-December 7. Constructed bridge 300 yards long across Cedar Bayou on November 25. At Pass Cavallo until April 19, 1864, building hospitals, signal stations, warehouses and wharves. Moved to Alexandria, La., April 19-29. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 29-May 10. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18-19. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 1, and reported to Engineer Department July 3. Engaged in working lumber in Cypress Swamp until November 7. Ordered to New Orleans, thence moved to Louisville, Ky., November 23-December 1. Mustered out January 22, 1865.

Company lost during service 8 by disease.

 

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

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