The Civil War in the East

26th Indiana Independent Battery Light Artillery
(Wilder's or Rigby's Battery)

The 26th Indiana Battery lost 1 officer and 12 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War.

 

1861

May

Organized, but not accepted.

June 12

Mustered in as Company A, 17th Indiana Infantry

July 2

Left State for Parkersburg, Va. Attached to Reynolds' Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia

July 23

Moved from Parkersburg to Oakland

August 7

To Camp Pendleton

August 7-13

To Cheat Mountain Pass and Elkwater

September 11-17

Operations on Cheat Mountain

September 11-13

Petersburg

September 12

Cheat Mountain Pass

September 13

Elkwater

October 3-4

Greenbrier River

November

Attached to Milroy's Command, Cheat Mountain, W. Va.

December 11-14

Expedition to Camp Baldwin

December 13

Allegheny Mountain

December

Duty at Beverly

1862

March

Attached to Milroy's Cheat Mountain Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains

April 1-12

Expedition on the Seneca

April 12

Monterey

May 8

Battle of McDowell

May 10-12

Franklin

June 1-2

Strasburg and Staunton Road

June 8

Battle of Cross Keys

June

Duty at Winchester. Attached to Milroy's Independent Brigade, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia

July

Attached to Piatt's Brigade, Winchester, Va.

August

Attached to Trimble's Brigade, White's Division, Winchester, Va.

September

Attached to Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va.

September 12-15

Defense of Harper's Ferry

September 14

Bolivar Heights

September 15

Surrendered with the Harpers Ferry Garrison

September

Paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Camp Douglas, Ill.

November

At Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., and at Indianapolis, Ind.

1863

March 18

Left State for Lexington, Ky.

March

Duty in Central District of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio

March 22-April 1

Operations against Pegram

March 24

Action at Danville, Ky.

March 28

Hickman's Heights

May 1

Dutton's Hill, Monticello

June

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio

July

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps

August

Attached to Reserve Artillery, 23rd Army Corps

August 16-September 17

Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee

September 20-21

Carter's Depot

September 21

Jonesboro

October

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps

November 4-December 23

Knoxville Campaign

November 17-December 5

Siege of Knoxville

December

Garrison duty at Knoxville

1864

 

Garrison duty at Knoxville

1865

February

Attached to 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland

March

Stoneman's Raid through East Tennessee into North Carolina

April

Duty at Greenville, East Tennessee. Attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee

July 19

Mustered out




 
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