26th Independent Battery
Wilder's or Rigby's Independent Battery Light Artillery

Roster

Organized May, 1861, but not accepted. Mustered in as Company "A," 17th Indiana Infantry, June 12, 1861. Left State for Parkersburg, W. Va., July 2. Attached to Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia, to November, 1861. Milroy's Command, Cheat Mountain, W. Va., to March, 1862. Milroy's Cheat Mountain Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Milroy's Independent Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to July, 1862. Piatt's Brigade, Winchester, Va., to August, 1862. Trimble's Brigade, White's Division, Winchester, Va., to September, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Camp Douglas, Ill., and Indianapolis, Ind., to March, 1863. Central District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. Reserve Artillery, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved from Parkersburg, W. Va., to Oakland July 23, 1861; thence to Camp Pendleton and duty there until August 7. Moved to Cheat Mountain Pass and Elkwater August 7-13. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Petersburg September 11-13. Cheat Mountain Pass September 12. Elkwater September 13. Greenbrier River October 3-4. Expedition to Camp Baldwin December 11-14. Allegheny Mountain December 13. Duty at Beverly until April, 1862. Expedition on the Seneca April 1-12. Monterey April 12. Battle of McDowell May 8. Franklin May 10-12. Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1-2. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Duty at Winchester until September 1. Defense of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Bolivar Heights September 14. Surrendered September 15. Paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglas, Ill.; duty there. At Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., and at Indianapolis, Ind., until March, 1863. Left State for Lexington, Ky., March 18. Duty in Central District of Kentucky until August. Operations against Pegram March 22-April 1. Action at Danville, Ky., March 24. Hickman's Heights March 28. Dutton's Hill, Monticello, May 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-September 17. Carter's Depot September 20-21. Jonesboro September 21. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Garrison duty at Knoxville until March, 1865. Stoneman's Raid through East Tennessee into North Carolina March and April, 1865. Duty at Greenville, East Tennessee, until July. Mustered out July 19, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 12 Enlisted men by disease. Total 13.



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