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10th Indiana Light Battery
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
10th Indiana Light Battery Officer Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 3, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1866 View Entire Book
10th Indiana Light Battery Soldier Roster - Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana, Volume 7, by W.H.H. Terrell, Adjutant General, Indiana, 1867 View Entire Book

Regimental History
Tenth Indiana Light Battery. — Capts., Jerome B. Cox, William A. Naylor, Ferdinand Mayer. This battery was recruited at Lafayette in the fall of 1861, and was mustered in Jan. 25, 1862. It left the same day for Louisville and remained at Camp Gilbert until Feb., 1862, when it joined Nelson's division of Buell's army and marched with it to Nashville, assisting in the capture of that city. Its division participated at Shiloh but the battery was compelled to remain inactive at Savannah on account of lack of transportation. It took part in the siege of Corinth and after its evacuation moved to Athens, Ala., where it remained in the reserve artillery until the latter part of July, when it moved to Decherd, Tenn., joined Wood's division and moved with it in the campaign through northern Alabama and Tennessee. It fell back to Nashville, marched thence to Louisville, from which point it moved in the campaign that resulted in driving Bragg's army from the state. Returning to Nashville it accompanied the army in the movement on Murfreesboro, participating in the battle of Stone's river. It drove back a body of skirmishers and performed excellent service against the enemy's artillery on the first day and on the third day it kept up a heavy fire most of the day. The battery remained in the vicinity of Murfreesboro until June, 1863. Capt. Cox resigned June 2, and Lieut. Naylor was promoted to the captaincy. From Tullahoma it proceeded to the Sequatchie valley; accompanying Wagner's brigade to the Tennessee river opposite Chattanooga and shelling the town on several occasions. In October it removed to Moccasin point, from which place it did effectual service in shelling Lookout mountain. It participated in the storming of Missionary ridge and remained at Chattanooga during the winter, 45 of the men reenlisting as veterans. In the spring it lost its identity, 88 of the men being transferred to the 5th and 8th Ind. batteries, and participating in the Atlanta campaign, while the remaining 40 were placed on the gunboat "Stone River" at Decatur, remaining with it as gunboatmen until June 19, when the battery was brought together again and ordered to Huntsville, Ala. It was then ordered to Indianapolis where it was mustered out July 10, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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