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Chapman's Light Battery
in the American Civil War
|Chapman's Light Battery. — Capt., Fletcher H. Chapman;
First Lieut., John M. Johnson; Second Lieut., James M. Edison. This
battery was originally attached to the 14th Ill. infantry, and was
consolidated with Battery B, 2nd Ill. light artillery in April, 1862. It
was first engaged in the battle of Shiloh and then participated in the
advance upon Corinth. In the following October it was with the forces
engaged at the battle of Corinth and then for over a year it was
stationed in the vicinity of Memphis doing garrison duty. In June, 1864,
it was a part of the force that made the expedition from Memphis into
Mississippi and in the engagement at Guntown it lost its entire
equipment by capture, 1 man killed, 3 wounded and 2 missing. It was then
sent to Columbus, Ky., as a part of the garrison at that post, and later
was transferred to Paducah. It was mustered out on July 15, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3