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14th Indiana Light Battery
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
14th 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
14th 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
Fourteenth Indiana Light Battery. — Capts., Meredith H. Kidd, Francis W. Morse, John W. H. McGuire. This battery was recruited in Wabash, Huntington, Miami and Fayette counties during the winter of 1861- 62, and was mustered in March 24, 1862. It left on April 11 for St. Louis and embarked soon after for Pittsburg landing, which place was reached on the 21st. It participated in the siege of Corinth, moved thence to Jackson, arriving there July 21, and while there one section of the battery with 30 men in command of Lieut. McGuire, accompanied 500 cavalry in a movement towards Lexington, meeting Forrest's cavalry, who captured the guns and 27 prisoners, 2 men of the battery being killed and but 1 escaping. On June 3, 1863, the battery marched to Lagrange, Tenn., where it remained until Oct. 11, when it moved to Pocahontas until Nov. 23, and then back to Corinth, where it remained in garrison until that place was evacuated in Jan., 1864. At Memphis, it took steamer for Vicksburg, where it joined Sherman's forces in the Meridian raid, returning on March 4 to Vicksburg where 68 of the battery reenlisted. From Vicksburg the battery moved to Memphis, remaining there on duty until November. Capt. Kidd having been promoted major of the 11th cavalry, Lieut. Morse was promoted captain, in March, 1864. In May the veterans visited home on furlough, returning to the battery June 30. The non-veterans and recruits in the meantime had accompanied Sturgis' expedition into northern Mississippi, this detachment numbering 32 men with 2 guns. It was in the battle at Guntown, Miss., in which all the guns attached to the army were lost, together with the entire wagon train, the battery losing 15 men killed and wounded and 2 captured. From Memphis the battery proceeded to Nashville, with Gen. A. J. Smith's command and was engaged in the battle of Dec. 15-16. It participated in the pursuit of Hood's army, as far as Clifton, taking steamer at that point for Eastport, Miss., where it arrived Jan. 13, 1865. Leaving there on Feb. 7, it moved to New Orleans, thence to Mobile, taking a prominent part with the 16th army corps in the siege of Spanish Fort, and upon the capture of Mobile it marched to Montgomery, where it remained until ordered home. It was mustered out Aug. 29, 1865, with 3 officers and 107 men.

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

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