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in the American Civil War
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
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
|Twenty-second Indiana Light Battery. Capts., Benjamin F. Denning,
Edward W. Nicholson. This battery was organized at Indianapolis in Oct., 1862, and was
mustered in Dec. 15. It left the state in March, 1863, going to Kentucky, where it passed
most of the year on duty at Louisville, Bowling Green and Russellville, and in the pursuit
of Morgan's forces in July and August. It was ordered to Knoxville, Tenn., to join
Burnside's forces, but on reaching Point Burnside, Ky., was assigned to duty with Gen.
Fry's command, the emergency at Knoxville having passed. It remained there until May 12,
1864, when it joined Schofield's 23d corps, with Sherman's army in Georgia, and from July
1 it participated in all the engagements in which its corps took part until the occupation
of Atlanta, the battery claiming to have thrown the first shell into that city. Capt.
Denning was mortally wounded July 21, and Lieut. Nicholson was afterward commissioned
captain. Marching with its corps through Georgia and into Tennessee, the battery took part
in the engagements at Columbia, Franklin and Nashville and the pursuit of Hood's army as
far as Clifton. It then accompanied the corps to Cincinnati and Washington, and from there
embarked for the mouth of the Cape Fear river. It was next ordered to Morehead City, where
it disembarked, marched to Kinston, and Goldsboro, following closely in pursuit of
Johnston's army, and was present at Durham Station, when Johnston surrendered. The battery
remained in North Carolina until June, 1865, when it was ordered to Indianapolis with 3
officers and 97 men. It was mustered out July 7, 1865. The battery lost 13 killed, 22
discharged and 37 deserted.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 3