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3rd Independent Battery, Minnesota Light Artillery

Organized at Fort Snelling, Minn., from the enlisted men of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th Regiments, Minnesota Infantry, February 2 to May 1, 1863. Sibley's Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June 16-September 12, 1863. Actions at Big Hills, D. T., July 24. Dead Buffalo Lake July 26. Stony Lake July 28. Missouri River July 29-30. 4th Section moved as escort to Gen. Ramsey, U. S. Commissioner, from Sauk Centre to Fort Abercrombie to treat with Chippewa Indians at Red Lake River Crossing, then stationed at Fort Ripley till May, 1864. 2nd Section at Pembina October, 1863, to May, 1864. 3rd Section at Fort Ridgly till May, 1864. 1st Section at Fort Snelling till May, 1864. Sully's Expedition against hostile Indians west of the Missouri River June 5 to October 15, 1864. Battle of Tah kah a kuty or Killdeer Mountain July 28. Two Hills, Bad Lands, Little Missouri River August 8. 1st Section stationed at Fort Ripley, 3rd Section at Fort Sisseton, 2nd and 4th Sections at Fort Ridgly till May, 1865. Expedition against hostile Indians in Dakota June to October, 1865 (1st, 2nd and 4th Sections). 1st Section at Fort Abercrombie, rest of Battery at Fort Wadsworth till February, 1866. Mustered out February 27, 1866.

Lost by disease during service 4.
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