Battle Unit Details


Henshaw's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery

Organized at Ottawa, Ill., and mustered in December 3, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky and attached to District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.

Duty at Louisville and other points in District of Western Kentucky till August, 1863. Operations against and pursuit of Morgan July 2-26. Action at Buffington Island, Ohio, July 19. Paris, Ky., July 29 and August 1. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Duty at Loudon till November. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Actions at Huff's Ferry November 14. Lenoir Station November 14-15. Loudon November 15. Campbell's Station November 17. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Pursuit of Longstreet December 7-13. At Strawberry Plains till January, 1864, and at Mossy Creek till April. Garrison duty at Loudon, Tenn., and other points in District of East Tennessee till July, 1865. Mustered out July 18, 1865.

Battery lost during service 4 Enlisted men killed and 15 Enlisted men by disease. Total 19.
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