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3rd Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
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HISTORICAL NOTES:

This battery was organized at Connersville, Aug. 5, 1861, and was mustered in on the 24th. It moved to St. Louis in September, was assigned to Fremont's army, and accompanied it in the campaign through southwestern Missouri. Capt. Frybarger was promoted major and Lieut. Cockefair succeeded him as captain. The battery moved from Springfield to Tipton, thence to Lamine Cantonment, remaining at that point until the spring of 1862, when it proceeded to Jefferson City. During the summer and fall sections of the battery were sent to different points in Missouri and were engaged with straggling forces of the enemy at Moon's mill, Kirksville and Lone Jack. The battery rendezvoused at Springfield during the winter of 1862-63. From there it moved to Rolla, thence to St. Louis, where it remained until the latter part of 1863. On Nov. 30 a majority of the members reenlisted as veterans, taking a furlough home and then rejoining their comrades in the field. In Dec, 1863, the battery moved to St. Louis, thence to Columbus, Ky., where it was assigned to Gen. A. J. Smith's command, taking part in the winter campaign through western Tennessee, at the close of which it moved to Vicksburg and joined Sherman's army on the expedition to Meridian, Miss., in Feb., 1864. Returning to Vicksburg, it went up the Red river, landing at Simsport, and taking part in the storming and capture of Fort De Russy. It was engaged at Pleasant Hill and in covering the retreat of Bank's army until it reached Morganza, taking part at Cane river crossing, Cloutierville, Alexandria, Old Oaks and Round Lake. It then returned to Vicksburg, thence to Memphis and Tupelo, Miss., being engaged at Tupelo, Tallahatchie, Jackson and Clinton during this movement. Returning to Memphis the battery was newly equipped and moved to Oxford, Miss., but soon returned to Memphis and moved with the 16th army corps to St. Louis, where it joined Rosecrans' forces in pursuit of Price. After a march of 800 miles without overtaking him, the battery returned to St. Louis and proceeded to Nashville, being engaged in the battle in front of that city in December. It moved to Eastport, Miss., in Jan., 1865, thence to New Orleans, where it was assigned to Gen. Canby's command, taking part with it in the siege and capture of Fort Blakely, which resulted in the surrender of Mobile. It next moved to Montgomery, thence to Selma, Ala., where it remained until July 30, 1865, when orders were received to proceed to Indianapolis. It was mustered out Aug. 13, 1865, numbering 3 officers and 71 men, having lost 64 in killed and wounded.

ASSIGNMENTS:

Moved to St. Louis, Mo., September. Attached to Fremont's Army of the West and Dept. of the Missouri to February, 1862. Jefferson City, Mo., Dept. of Missouri, to March, 1862. Central District of Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to February, 1863. District of Southwest Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to June, 1863. District of Rolla, Mo.; Department of Missouri, to July, 1863. District of St. Louis, Mo., Department of Missouri, to January, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to August, 1865.

OFFICERS:

Capts., Watton W. Frybarger, James M. Cockefair, Thomas J. Ginn, Richard Burns.

SERVICE:

Fremont's advance on Springfield, Mo., September 23-November 2, 1861. Duty at Tipton and LaMine, Mo., till February, 1862. Duty at Jefferson City, Mo., till November, 1862. Expedition in Moniteau County and Skirmish March 25-28. Campaign against Porter's and Poindexter's guerrillas July 20-September 10. Actions at Moore's Mills July 28; Kirkesville August 6; near Stockton August 9; Lone Jack August 16. Duty at Springfield, Rolla and St. Louis, Mo., November, 1862, to. December, 1863. Reenlisted November 30, 1863. Moved to Columbus, Ky. Smith's Campaign in Western Tennessee against Forest December 20-26. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., January 23, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria April 16. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Cotile Landing April 25. Red River May 3-7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg May 19-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 25-June 10. Old River Lake or Lake Chicot June 6. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town (or Tishamingo Creek) July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., September 8-19. Expedition to Do Soto September 20-October 1. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price October 2-November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 25-December 1. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February, 1865. Expedition from Eastport to Iuka January 9, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 7-22. Campaign against Mobile and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Fort Blakely April 9. Capture of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25. Duty at Montgomery and Selma till July 30. Ordered home July 30, and mustered out at Indianapolis, Ind., August 21, 1865.

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

REFERENCES:

REF: Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion
Federal Publishing Company. The Union Army.

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