23rd Independent Battery

Light Artillery

Roster

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in November 8, 1862. On duty at Indianapolis, Ind., guarding Confederate prisoners until July, 1863. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., July 4. Attached to District of Louisville, Ky., Dept. of the Ohio, to September, 1863. Artillery, Wilcox's Left Wing forces, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1864. District of the Clinch, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to June, 1865.

SERVICE.--Operations against Morgan in Kentucky July, 1863. Duty at Indianapolis, Ind., until September. Left State for Camp Nelson, Ky., September 16. March to Cumberland Gap September 24-October 3, thence to Morristown October 6-8. March to Greenville and duty there until November 6. Moved to Bull's Gap and duty there until December. March across Clinch Mountain to Clinch River December. Duty in District of the Clinch until April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 28-29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., until January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., thence to Fort Fisher, N. C., January 16-February 9. Operations against Hoke February 11-14. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Greensboro until June. Mustered out July 2, 1865.

Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 17 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.


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