Battle Unit Details


1st Independent Battery, Iowa Light Artillery

Organized at Burlington August 17, 1861, and duty there till December. Ordered to Benton Barracks, Mo.; thence to Rolla, Mo., and joined General Curtis. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Southwest Missouri, to February, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to May, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri, to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, 15th Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 15th Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., to July, 1865.

SERVICE.Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., January 22-February 12, 1862. Pursuit of Price into Arkansas February 14-29. Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark., March 6-8. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 3; thence to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Expedition from Helena to mouth of White River, August 6-8. Expedition from Helena to Eunice August 28-September 3. Expedition from Helena to Arkansas Post November 16-21, and to Grenada, Miss., November 27-December 7. Mitchell's Cross Roads December 1. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 2, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault on and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 5-14. Demonstration on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Big Black till September 22. Moved to Memphis, Tenn.; thence to Chattanooga September 22-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Tuscumbia October 26-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Garrison duty in Alabama till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to August 8. Demonstration on Resaca May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesborough August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama October 1-26. Turkeytown Ala., October 25. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., and garrison duty there till July, 1865. Battle of Nashville, Tenn., December 15-16, 1864 (Reserve). Mustered out July 5, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 50 Enlisted men by disease. Total 61.
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