13th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery
|13th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery|
|Active||February 22, 1862 to July 10, 1865|
|Engagements||Battle of Munfordville|
The battery was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana and mustered in for a three year enlistment on February 22, 1862.
The battery served unassigned in Kentucky, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. Artillery, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. Ward's Brigade, Post of Gallatin, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to June 1863. Garrison Artillery, Gallatin, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to January 1865. Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to July 1865.
The 13th Indiana Battery Light Artillery mustered out of service on July 10, 1865.
Left Indiana for Louisville, Ky., February 23, 1862. Served as cavalry in Kentucky from February 1862 to January 1863. Skirmish at Monterey, Owen County, Ky., June 11. Operations against Morgan July 4–28. Paris, Ky., July 19. Siege of Munfordville September 14–17. Frankfort October 9. Hartsville, Tenn., December 7. Garrison Fort Thomas, Gallatin, Tenn., January 1863 to January 1865, and garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., until July 1865.
The battery lost a total of 26 men during service; 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 19 enlisted men died of disease.
- Captain Benjamin S. Nicklin
- Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.