compiled by Paul Rambow
Aug. – Oct.: Initial organization: Old fairgrounds at DeKalb, Illinois
Oct. 5 – Dec. 31: Training and mustering-in: Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois
Feb: Camp Paine, Kentucky
Feb. 13 – 27: Detachment mans “mortar boats” in Ft. Donelson campaign.
Feb. 23: Reconnaisance to Columbus, Kentucky.
Feb. – March: Fort Holt, Kentucky
March 4: Reconnaisance to Columbus, Kentucky
Mar. 15 – Mar. 31: Campaigns against Island No. 10 (New Madrid, Missouri) and Union City, Tennessee
March 31: Engaged and routed the enemy at Union City, Tennessee
April – Oct.: Vicinity of Cairo, Illinios; Columbus, Kentucky; Jackson, Tennessee.
Nov.: Participated in Corinth and Iuka campaign
Dec. 1-5: Skirmishes and operations near Oxford, Water Valley, and Coffeeville, Mississippi.
Jan. – Feb.: Stationed mostly at Memphis, Tenn.
Feb. – Apr.: Participated in Grant’s move on Vicksburg
Feb. 22: Stationed at Lake Providence, La.
Apr. 17, 1863: Milliken’s Bend, La.
May 1: While the battery is being transported across the Mississippi River aboard the Steamer Horizon, the boat Moderator collides with her. The Horizon sinks. Two men (Francis Lindebeck and Nicholas Carlson) drowned; all guns and much equipment lost.
May 5: Battery begins trip to Memphis for refitting.
June 30: Returned to the lines at Vicksburg.
July – Dec 15: Stationed vicinity of Vicksburg.
Dec. 15: Begin movement to Columbus, Ky.
Jan. – June: Stationed at Columbus, Ky.
July 5 – 21: Expedition to Tupelo, Miss.
July 14 : Engagement at Tupelo.
Aug. 1 – 30: Expedition to Oxford, Miss.
Sept. 17: Arrived at Jefferson Barracks, (St. Louis), Mo.
Sept. 17 – Nov. 18: Marched from St. Louis to near Kansas City in effort to catch Confederate General Sterling Price’s troops; returned to St. Louis without engaging the enemy.
Nov. 25: Embarked for Nashville from St. Louis.
Dec. 15 – 17: Participated in Battle of Nashville. Cpl. Samuel Churchill cited for bravery – later awarded Medal of Honor for single-handedly manning his piece under fire.
Dec. 17 – 28: Pursuit of Hood through Tenn.
Jan. – Feb. 6: Stationed at Eastport, Miss.
Feb. 6 – 22: Moved to New Orleans, La.
Mar. 17 – Apr. 12: Campaign against Mobile and its defenses.
Apr. 8: Assault against Fort Blakeley – Battery G fired 293 rounds.
Apr. 9: Fort Blakeley surrenders.
Apr – Sept.: Duty in Ala.
Sept. 4: Battery mustered out, Springfield, Ill.