Simmonds' Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery



    Simmonds' Battery, Kentucky Light Artillery was Organized at Pendleton, Ohio, from Company "E," 1st Kentucky Infantry, June 3, 1861. The battery lost during service 3 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 10 Enlisted men by disease. Total 13.



    Permanently detached January, 1862. Attached to District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Scammon's Division, Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division West Virginia, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Infantry Division West Virginia, to July, 1864. Reserve Division, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division West Virginia, to July, 1865.


    SERVICE.-Duty at Pendleton, Ohio, till July, 1861. Ordered to the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., July 10. March from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston, W. Va., July 11-25. Action at Scarry Creek July 17. Tyler Mountain July 24. Capture of Charleston July 25. Advance to Gauley July 26-August 1. Moved to Camp Piatt, arriving August 25. Gauley Bridge August 28. Boone Court House September 1. Peytonia September 12. Moved to Raleigh September 20-27. Chapmansville September 25. Return to Gauley, arriving there October 10. Cotton Hill October 13. Operations in Kanawha Valley October 19-November 16. Gauley Bridge Octcber 23. Attack on Gauley by Floyd's Batteries November 1-9. Movement on Cotton Mountain and pursuit of Floyd November 1-18. Duty at Gauley Bridge till April, 1862. Advance on Princeton April 22-May 4. At Flat Top Mountain till August. Wolf Creek May 15. Moved to Washington, D. C., August 14-23. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Frederick, Md., September 12. Battles of South Mountain September 14, and Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Clarksburg, Suttonville, Summerville, Gauley Bridge and Kanawha Falls, W. Va., October 8-November 14, and duty there till April, 1863, and at Camp White, Charleston, W. Va., till July. At Gauley Bridge till September. At Camp Toland, Charleston, W. V., till January, 1864. Scout to Boone Court House October 21-22, 1863. Expedition from Charleston to Lewisburg November 3-13. Capture of Lewisburg November 7. At Fayetteville till April, 1864. Crook's Expedition against Virginia & Tennessee Railroad May 2-19. Action at Cloyd's Mountain May 9. New River Bridge May 10. Hunter's Raid on Lynchburg May 26-July 1. Lexington June 11. Diamond Hill June 17. Lynchburg June 17-18. Buford's Gap June 20. Salem June 21. At Camp Piatt and Harper's Ferry till August, and at Camp Fuller, Va., till June, 1865. Mustered out July 20, 1865.