2nd Independent Battery
Light Artillery

Roster--Recruits

William S. Newman

Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in August 9, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., September 5, 1861. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West to November, 1861. District of Fort Scott, Kansas, Dept. of Kansas, to June, 1862. Solomon's 3rd Brigade, Dept. of Kansas, to October, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, to January, 1863. Springfield, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of the Frontier, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, District of the Frontier, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to September, 1864. Indianapolis, Ind., to October, 1864. Post and District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Garrison Artillery, Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Camp at St. Louis, Mo., September 6-25, 1861. Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., October 4-November 2. Moved to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; thence to Fort Scott, Kansas, and duty there until May, 1862. Moved to Iola, Kansas, May 23. Expedition into Indian Territory May 25-July 8. Action at Round Grove, I. T., June 5. Capture of Fort Gibson July 18. Blount's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas September to December. Old Fort Wayne, or Beattie's Prairie, near Maysville, October 22. Between Fayetteville and Cane Hill November 9. Cane Hill, Boston Mountains, November 28. Capture of Fort Davis Dec. Battle of Prairie Grove December 7. Moved to Springfield, Mo., January, 1863, and duty there until June, 1863. Operations in Indian Territory and Arkansas July to September. Action at Perryville, C. N., August 26. Cotton Gap, Devil's Backbone, Fort Smith September 1. Dardanelle September 9. Creek Agency, I. T., October 15 and 25. Duty at Waldron and Fort Smith and operations in Western Arkansas until March, 1864. Scout from Waldron to Mt. Ida, Caddo Gap and Dallas December 2-7, 1863. Niobrara December 4, 1863. Steele's Expedition to Camden March 23-May 3, 1864. Prairie D'Ann April 9-12. Moscow April 13. Camden April 16-18. Poison Springs April 18. Jenkins' Ferry, Saline River, April 30. Duty at Fort Smith until September. Mazzard's Prairie, near Fort Smith, July 27. Defense of Fort Smith July 29-31. Ordered to Indiana September, and Non-Veterans mustered out September 14, 1864. Battery reorganized at Indianapolis, Ind., October 14, 1864. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and assigned to duty there as Garrison Artillery November, 1864, to June, 1865. Battle of Nashville December 15-16, 1864. Ordered to Indiana June, 1865, and mustered out at Indianapolis, Ind., July 3, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 13 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 Enlisted men by disease. Total 28.


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