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11th Indiana Light Battery
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
11th 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
11th 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
Eleventh Indiana Light Battery. — Capt., Arnold Sutermeister. This battery was recruited at Fort Wayne, organized at Indianapolis, and was mustered in Dec. 17, 1861. Soon after its organization it proceeded to Louisville and with Buell's army to Nashville, reaching there on Feb. 16, 1862. From there it moved to Pittsburg landing, but arrived too late to participate in the battle of Shiloh. It took part in the siege of Corinth and upon its evacuation, moved with the army through northern Mississippi to Tuscumbia, Ala., thence to Huntsville, where it went into camp. On Bragg's advance into Tennessee and Kentucky, Buell's army proceeded in pursuit of the invading forces, the battery moving with the main column. Upon returning to Nashville it was assigned to the 3d division of the 21st corps. After the battle of Stone's river, it went into camp near Murfreesboro until June, 1863, when it moved with the army upon the enemy at Tullahoma, halting at Cowan's station on the evacuation of Tullahoma. It was then assigned in sections to railroad guard duty at important points along the line from Decherd, Tenn., to Stevenson, Ala. In August it moved to Stevens' gap; was severely engaged at Chickamauga, losing heavily in killed and wounded; retired to Rossville, thence to Chattanooga and took position in the fortifications; was engaged in the siege of that place, and in the battle of Missionary ridge, remaining at Chattanooga during the winter. A number of the members reenlisted as veterans on March 9, 1864, and in May the battery moved with the army in the Atlanta campaign, taking part in the principal engagements and movements. Returning to Chattanooga after the fall of Atlanta, it remained stationed there until Nov. 21, 1864, at which time 65 of its members were transferred to the 18th Ind. battery. It remained at Chattanooga until the last of May, 1865, when it was ordered to Indianapolis and was mustered out June 7, 1865.

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

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