Independent Battery B, Kentucky Light Artillery



    Organized at Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., as Company "D," 3rd Kentucky Infantry, but mustered in as a Battery October 8, 1861.

    Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 20 Enlisted men by disease. Total 22.



    Attached to Thomas' Command, Camp Dick Robinson, Ky., to December, 1861. Artillery, 1st Division, Army Ohio, to March, 1862. Unattached Artillery, Army Ohio, March, 1862. 23rd Independent Brigade, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 8th Division, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Unattached Army of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 12th Army Corps, Army Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. Cumberland, to August, 1864. Defences Nashville & Northwestern Railroad to October, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to November, 1864.


    At Campbellsville, Ky., December, 1861. At Beech Grove, Ky., January, 1862. March to relief of Thomas at Mill Springs, Ky., January 19-21. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 2. Advance on Murfreesboro March 17-19. Duty at Murfreesboro, Columbia, Shelbyville and Elk River Bridge guarding line of Chattanooga Railroad till July. Negley's Expedition to Chattanooga June 1-15 (Section). Chattanooga June 7-8. Battle of Murfreesboro July 13. Hewett and 4 guns captured. At Manchester August (1 Section), and at Nashville till December. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Franklin Pike, near Nashville, December 14. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Tullahoma July 1. Elk River Bridge July 3 and 14. Stationed at Elk River Bridge guarding line of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad till February, 1864. At Decherd Station till April and at Tullahoma, Tenn., till November. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and mustered out November 16, 1864.