17th Independent Battery

Light Artillery

Roster

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in May 20, 1862. Left State for Baltimore, Md., July 5, 1862. Attached to Defenses of Baltimore, Md., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to January, 1863. Defenses, Upper Potomac, 8th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 8th Army Corps, to June, 1863. Maryland Brigade, French's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July. 2nd Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, Dept. of West Virginia, July, 1863. 1st Brigade, Maryland Heights Division, West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to January, 1864. Wheaton's Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to August, 1864. Reserve Artillery, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to October, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Frederick City, Md., and Winchester, Va., to December, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 19th Army Corps, Army of the Shenandoah, to March 1865. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Shenandoah, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Garrison duty at Baltimore, Md., July 7 to December 27, 1862. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., December 27, and garrison duty there until July, 1863. Evacuation of Harper's Ferry July 1, 1863. Reoccupation of Harper's Ferry and Maryland Heights July 7, 1863, and garrison duty there until July, 1864. Action at Berryville, Va., October 18, 1863. Well's Demonstration from Harper's Ferry December 10-24, 1863. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28, 1864. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Strasburg September 21. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Garrison duty at Frederick City, Md., and at Winchester, Va., until June 19, 1865. Ordered to Indianapolis, Ind., June 19, and there mustered out July 8, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 16.

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