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1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery

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HISTORICAL NOTES:

The 1st Regiment, Illinois Light Artillery was composed of 12 batteries. Each saw separate service.

Smith's Battery Chicago Light Artillery mustered out July 16, 1861 probably at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois and became Battery "A" 1st Regiment Illinois Light Artillery.

Battery "B" was organized at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, for three months' service and mustered into United States service May 2, 1861. It mustered out July 6, 1865 probably Nashville, Tennessee.

Battery "C" was also known as "Houghtailing"s". It was organized at Ottawa, LaSalle County, Illinois and mustered in October 31, 1861. It mustered out June 14, 1865 probably at Louisville, Kentucky.

Battery "D" was organized at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois, and mustered in July 30, 1861. It mustered out July 28, 1865 probably Clarksville, Tennessee.

Battery "E" ("Waterhouse's") was organized at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and mustered in December 19, 1861. It mustered out July 15, 1865.

Battery "F" was organized at Camp Butler, Sangamon County, Illinois and mustered in February 25, 1862. This Battery was discontinued February 22, 1865, and the men were transferred to other Batteries.

Battery "G" was organized at Cairo, Alexander County, Illinois and mustered in February 28, 1862. It mustered out July 24, 1865.

Battery "H" was organized at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and mustered in February 20, 1862. It mustered out June 14, 1865. Known as "DeGress' Battery" after Captain Francis DeGress. This battery fired the first shots in the Battle of Atlanta. Surviving members marched in The Grand Review.

Battery "I" was organized at Camp Douglas, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and mustered in February 10, 1862. It mustered out July 26, 1865 probably Chicago, Illinois.

Battery "K" was organized at Shawneetown, Gallatin County, Illinois,and mustered in January 9, 1862. It mustered out December 10, 1864. Veterans and Recruits transferred to Battery "E," 1st Illinois Light Artillery. Battery "K" was reorganized March, 1865 and mustered out July 15, 1865.

Battery "L" was organized at Chicago, Cook County, Illinois and mustered in February 22, 1862. It mustered out July 10, 1865.

Battery "M" was organized at Camp Douglass, Chicago. Cook County, Illinois and mustered in August 12, 1862. It mustered out July 24, 1865 probably Chicago, Illinois.

ROSTERS:

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 5,660 men on its roster for this unit.

Roster (PDF format)

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REF: http://history-sites.com/~kjones/USal-in.html#IL-Gen'l