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23rd Indiana Light Battery
in the American Civil War

Online Books:
23rd 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
23rd 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
Twenty-third Indiana Light Battery. — Capt., James H. Myers. This battery was organized in the fall of 1862, and was mustered in Nov. 8. It was on duty in Indianapolis, principally in guarding prisoners, until July, 1863. A section of the battery accompanied the 71st regiment on a brief expedition into Monroe, Sullivan and Greene counties in June to quell disturbances created by the interference with and killing of the government officers engaged in the work of enrolling. Orders were received on July 4, to send all available troops to Kentucky to intercept Morgan. The battery accompanied the troops to Louisville and rendered efficient service in the pursuit and capture of the raiding forces. Returning to Indianapolis, it moved with the six months' regiments in Sept., 1863, to Camp Nelson, Ky., being assigned to Willcox's division; and proceeding with it to Cumberland gap, thence to Knoxville, it participated in the campaign in the mountains of eastern Tennessee. It was engaged at and near Knoxville, the operations extending from Morristown to Greeneville, and from Bull's gap to Cumberland gap. The battery was assigned to the 23d army corps and took part with it in the Atlanta campaign. After the occupation of that city the battery moved through Georgia and Tennessee ; was engaged at Columbia and Franklin in November; and joined the forces at Nashville in time to take part in the battle before that city in December. It then took part in pursuit of the retreating foe as far as Clifton, Tenn., where it took transports for Cincinnati, moving thence to Washington, D. C, and Alexandria, Va., from which place it sailed for Wilmington, N. C. It marched to Goldsboro, Raleigh and Greensboro, took part in the operations of Schofield's forces in that state, and after the surrender of Johnston's army was ordered home, reaching Indianapolis June 27, 1865, with 3 officers and 123 men. It was mustered out July 2, 1865.

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

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