United States Regiments & Batteries > Indiana

“Wilder’s” or “Rigby’s Battery”

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

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
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.
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
Garrison duty at Knoxville
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