Union Regimental Histories

 

Minnesota

 

1st Regiment Heavy Artillery

Organized at St. Paul and Rochester, Minn., September, 1864, to February, 1865. Companies ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., as fast as organized and garrison duty there until September, 1865. Mustered out September 27, 1865.

Regiment lost during service by disease 87.

1st Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., November 21, 1861. Ordered to St. Louis, Mo., and duty there until February, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn. Attached to Buckland's Brigade, Sherman's 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. 6th Division, Left Wing 13th 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 September, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to October, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Expedition to Eastport, Miss., and Chickasaw, Ala., April 1, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth until October. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. At Moscow and Memphis, Tenn., to February 6, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La., February 6-10, and duty there until 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. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Duty at Vicksburg until April, 1864. Veterans on furlough February 20 to April 17, 1864. Moved to Cairo, Ill., April 4-17. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., to Big Shanty, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., and Kingston and Rome, Ga., April 28-June 9. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 9-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 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. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Ball's Ferry and Georgia Central Railroad Bridge, Oconee River, November 23-25. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamps, S.C., February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. About Columbia February 15-17. Cheraw March 3. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to St. Paul, Minn., June 12, Mustered out July 1, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 7 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 29 Enlisted men by disease. Total 38.

 

2nd Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., March 21, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., April 21-25, 1862. Duty at Benton Barracks until May 18. Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., May 21-25. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army Ohio, to October, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1864. Unattached, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Siege of Corinth, Miss., May 27-30, 1862. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 3. March to Jacinto and Ripley June 29-July 4. March through Alabama to Nashville, Tenn., August 14-September 8, thence to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg September 11-26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville October 8. Perryville October 9. Stanford October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty at Nashville until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville, Knob Gap, December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro until June. Reconnaissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Methodist Church, Shelbyville Pike, March 6. Reconnaissance from Salem to Versailles February 9-14. Operations on Edgeville Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1. Winchester July 3. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Ringgold November 26-27. Chickamauga Creek November 26. At Rossville, Ga., until March 21, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Battery Veteranized March 21. Veterans on furlough April 11 to June 5. Non-Veterans attached to Battery "I," 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. Battery mounted at Nashville, Tenn., and escort cattle and horses to army in the field until July 14, 1864. Moved to Chattanooga, Tenn., July 14-18. Mounted and engaged in scouting until October. Duty as Infantry at Fort Irwin, Defenses of Chattanooga, until March 30, 1865. Moved to Philadelphia, Tenn., and garrison duty there until July. Ordered to St. Paul, Minn., and mustered out August 16, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 19 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.

3rd Independent Battery Light Artillery

Organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., from the enlisted men of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Regiments, Minnesota Infantry, February 2 to May 1, 1863. Sibley's Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June 16-September 12, 1863. Actions at Big Hills, D. T., July 24. Dead Buffalo Lake July 26. Stony Lake July 28. Missouri River July 29-30. 4th Section moved as escort to Gen. Ramsey, U.S. Commissioner, from Sauk Centre to Fort Abercrombie to treat with Chippewa Indians at Red Lake River Crossing, then stationed at Fort Ripley until May, 1864. 2nd Section at Pembina October, 1863, to May, 1864. 3rd Section at Fort Ridgly until May, 1864. 1st Section at Fort Snelling until May, 1864. Sully's Expedition against hostile Indians west of the Missouri River June 5 to October 15, 1864. Battle of Tah Kah a Kuty or Killdeer Mountain July 28. Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River August 8. 1st Section stationed at Fort Ripley, 3rd Section at Fort Sisseton, 2nd and 4th Sections at Fort Ridgly until May, 1865. Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June to October, 1865 (1st, 2nd and 4th Sections). 1st Section at Fort Abercrombie, rest of Battery at Fort Wadsworth until February, 1866. Mustered out February 27, 1866. Lost by disease during service 4.

 

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

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