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.