Battle Unit Details


Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Illinois Light Artillery

Organized at Chicago, Ill., and mustered in August 1, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 9-11. Attached to Dumont's 12th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. Pioneer Brigade, Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Cavalry Division, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. 2nd Division, Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to June, 1865.

Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16, 1862. Lawrenceburg October 11. Moved to Bowling Green, Ky., and duty there till December 4. March to Nashville, Tenn., December 4-7. Expedition on Franklin Pike and skirmish December 14. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Scouts on Manchester Pike June 13 (Section). Battery changed from Mounted Field to Flying Horse Artillery and assigned to 2nd Cavalry Division March, 1863. The only Battery of Flying Artillery in Western Armies. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Morris Ford, Elk River, July 2. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Expedition to Huntsville July 13-22. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign, August 16-September 22. Alpine, Ga., September 3 and 8. Ringgold September 11. Reconnoissance from Lee and Gordon's Mills toward Lafayette and skirmish September 13. Pea Vine Ridge September 18. Reed's Bridge September 18. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-21. Guarding fords above Chattanooga till October 1. Operations against Wheeler and Roddy October 1-17. Thompson's Cove October 3. McMinnville October 4. Murfreesboro October 5. Near Shelbyville and Farmington October 7. Sugar Creek October 9. March to Deehard, Tenn., October 10-15, thence to Maysville. At Maysville, Huntsville, Ala., and Pulaski, Tenn., till March, 1864. Refitted with 3-inch Parrotts February 24, 1864. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., March 10, thence to Columbia, Tenn., April 4-8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September S. Movements on right flank of army May 11-17. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Tanner's Bridge, Oostenaula River, May 15. Kingston May 19. Near Dallas May 24. Operations about Dallas May 25-June 5. Ackworth June 8. Near Big Shanty June 9. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. McAffee's Cross Roads June 11. Noonday Creek June 15 and 19. Powder Springs June 20. Noonday Creek June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Marietta and Rosswell July 3. Rottenwood Creek July 4. Chattahoochie River July 6-10. Raid to Atlanta & Augusta R. R. July 13-20. Raid to Covington July 22-24 (Centre Section). Decatur July 22. Garrard's Raid to South River July 27-31. Flat Rock Bridge July 28. Siege of Atlanta August 1-17. Kilpatrick's Raid around Atlanta August 18-22. Red Oak August 19. Flint River August 19. Jonesboro August 19. Lovejoy Station August 20. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge and Turner's Ferry August 26-September 2. At Cross Keys till September 21. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood and Forest September 29-November 3. Near Lost Mountain October 4-7. New Hope Church October 5. Dallas October 7. Rome October 10-11. Narrows October 11. Coosaville Road, near Rome, October 13. Near Summerville October 17. Little River, Ala., October 20. Leesburg October 20-21. Ladiga, Terrapin Creek, October 28. Moved to Chattanooga. Tenn., November 3-5, thence to Nashville, Tenn., November 13. Line of Shoal Creek, Ala., November 16-20. Nashville Campaign November-December. Fouche Springs November 23. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Occupation of Nashville during Hood's investment December 1-15. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Richland Creek December 24. Lynnville December 24. Pulaski December 25. At Gravelly Springs, Ala., till March, 1865. Wilson's Raid to Macon, Ga., March 22-April 24. Ebenezer Church, Ala., April 1. Selma April 2. Montgomery April 12. Capture of Columbus, Ga., April 16. Macon, Ga., April 20. Duty at Macon till May 23. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Chicago, Ill., June 23-27. Mustered out June 30, 1865.

Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 9 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.

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