6th Independent Battery

Light Artillery

Roster

Organized at Evansville, Ind., and mustered in at Indianapolis, Ind., September 7, 1861. Left State for Henderson, Ky., October 2. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. Artillery, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, Sturgis' Expedition, June, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Post and Defenses of Memphis, Tenn., District of West Tennessee, to December, 1864. Artillery Reserve, District of West Tennessee, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.--Duty at Henderson, Calhoun, South Carrollton, Owensburg and Paducah, Ky.. until March, 1862. Moved from Paducah to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10. Expedition to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., Juno 1-July 21, via Lagrange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs. Action near Holly Springs July 1. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., until November 26. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 26, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Duty at Lagrange, Lafayette and Colliersville, Tenn., until June, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., June 9; thence to Vicksburg, Miss. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss. Siege of Vicksburg June 12-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Oak Ridge and Bear Creek until October 14. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., November; thence to Lagrange and Pocahontas, and duty there until January, 1864. Veteranize January 1, 1864. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 31-February 3. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Return to Memphis and duty there until June. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Brice's (or Tishamingo) Creek, near Guntown, June 10. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Tallahatchie River August 7-9. Assigned to duty at Memphis, Tenn., as garrison September, 1864, to July, 1865. Mustered out July 22, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 1 Enlisted man killed and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 17.


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