Union Regimental Histories

 

Tennessee

 

1st Regiment Heavy Artillery (African Descent)

Organized at Memphis, Tenn., June, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Post and garrison duty at Memphis, and at Fort Pickering, Defenses of Memphis, June, 1863, to April, 1864. Designation changed to 3rd United States Colored Heavy Artillery April 26, 1864.

2nd Regiment Heavy Artillery (African Descent)

Organized at Columbus, Ky., June, 1863. Attached to District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept, of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Post and garrison duty at Union City, Tenn., and Columbus, Ky., until April, 1864. Designation of Regiment changed to 4th United States Colored Heavy Artillery April 26, 1864.

1st Battalion Light Artillery

Organized at Memphis, Tenn., Nashville and Knoxville, Tenn., June 13, 1862, to October 16, 1863.

Battery "A"

Attached to Post of Nashville, Dept. of the Ohio, August to December, 1862. Post of Clarksville, District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1863. Post of Clarksville, Tenn., District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, August, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. Garrison Decatur, Ala., District Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, Cavalry Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Artillery, 6th Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to March, 1865. District Middle Tennessee to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Nashville and Clarksville, Tenn., until August, 1863. Siege of Nashville September 7-November 7, 1862. Operations against Scott's Forces in West Kentucky July 25-August 6, 1863. Near Winchester July 29. Irvine July 30. Lancaster, Stanford and Paint Lick Bridge July 30. Smith's Shoals, Cumberland River, August 1. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., August; thence to McMinnville September 5, and march to Chattanooga September 12-22. Garrison Artillery at Chattanooga until March, 1864. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29, 1863. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Garrison Artillery at Decatur, Ala., March, 1864, to January, 1865. Skirmishes at Athens, Ala., October 1-2, 1864. Siege of Decatur October 26-29. Ordered to Pulaski, Tenn., January 16, 1865. Duty at Pulaski and In Middle Tennessee on line of railroad until July. Mustered out July, 1865.

 

Battery "B"

Attached to District of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to August, 1863. Willcox's Division, Left Wing Forces, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1864. District of the Clinch, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to March, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in Kentucky until August, 1863. Action at Tripletts Bridge June 16. Operations against Scott in Eastern Kentucky July 25-August 6. Expedition to Cumberland Gap August 17-September 7. Winter's Gap August 31. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Duty at Cumberland Gap until May, 1865, and in District of East Tennessee until July. Mustered out July, 1865.

Battery "C"

Attached to Defenses of Memphis, Fort Pickering, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to March, 1864. Post and District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. Artillery, 3rd Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, to July.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Fort Pickering, Defenses of Memphis, Tenn., until March, 1864, and Garrison Artillery at Nashville, Tenn., until March, 1865. Battle of Nashville December 15-16, 1864. Ordered to Johnsonville March 22, 1865, and duty there until July. Mustered out July, 1865.

Battery "D"

Attached to Post and District of Nashville, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.---Garrison Artillery at Nashville entire term. Battle of Nashville December 15-16, 1864. Mustered out July, 1865.

Battery "E"

Attached to District of North Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, October, 1863, to April, 1864. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to May, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty in District of North Central Kentucky, at Booneville, Camp Nelson, Flemmingsburg, Mt. Sterling and Paris, December, 1863, to April, 1864, and at Nashville and Bull's Gap, Tenn., to August, 1864. Pursuit to Greenville, Tenn., August 21-23. Blue Springs August 23. Operations in East Tennessee August 29-September 4. Park's Gap and Greenville September 4. Death of Gen. J. H. Morgan, Blue Springs September 6. Carter's Station September 30-October 1. Operations in East Tennessee October 10-28. Clinch Valley, near Sneedsville, October 21. Mossy Creek and Panther Springs October 27. Morristown and Russellville October 28. Operations against Breckenridge November 4-17. Bull's Gap November 11-13. Morristown November 13. Russellville November 14. Strawberry Plains November 16-17. Duty in East Tennessee until March 1865. Stoneman's Expedition from East Tennessee into Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina March 21-April 25, 1865. Wytheville April 6. Martinsville April 8. Shallow Ford and near Mocksville April 11. Saulsbury April 12. Catawba River April 17. Catawba River, near Morganstown, April 20. Howard's Gap and Blue Ridge Mountains April 22. Near Hendersonville April 23. Duty in East Tennessee until June. Order to Nashville June 25. Mustered out July, 1865.

Battery "F"

Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, and duty in District of East Tennessee entire term. Mustered out July, 1865.

Battery "G"

Post and garrison duty at Nashville and Bull's Gap, Tenn., entire term. Mustered out July, 1865. Attached to Governor's Guard.

Battery "K"

Ordered to Knoxville March 22, 1865, and garrison duty there until July. Mustered out July, 1865.

Memphis Light Battery (African Descent)

Organized at Memphis, Tenn., November 23, 1863. Attached to Garrison of Fort Pickering, District of Memphis, 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to January, 1864. 1st Colored Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 16th Army Corps, to April, 1864.

SERVICE.--Post and garrison duty at Memphis, Tenn., tell April, 1864. A section sent to Fort Pillow, Tenn., February 15, 1864. Designation of Battery changed to Battery "F," 2nd United States Colored Light Artillery, April 26, 1864.

 

 

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

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