22nd Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery

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22nd Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery
Active December 15, 1862 to July 7, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Atlanta Campaign
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Atlanta
Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Wyse Fork

22nd Indiana Battery Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The battery was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana in October 1862 and mustered in December 15, 1862 for a three-year enlistment under the command of Captain Benjamin F. Denning.

The battery was unattached, Army of Kentucky, Department of the Ohio, to June 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to August 1863. Russellsville, Kentucky, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, to December 1863. District of Southwest Kentucky, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, to April 1864. Camp Burnside, Kentucky, District of Kentucky, Department of the Ohio, to June 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, XXIII Corps, to November 1864. Garrison Artillery, Nashville, Tennessee, Department of the Cumberland, to December 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, XXIII Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February 1865, and Department of North Carolina to April 1865. Artillery, 1st Division, X Corps, Department of North Carolina, to June 1865.

The 22nd Indiana Battery Light Artillery mustered out of service on July 7, 1865 in Indianapolis.

Detailed service[edit]

Left Indiana for Louisville, Ky., March 1863. Duty at Louisville, Bowling Green, and Russellsville, Ky., until December 1863. Pursuit of Morgan July 2–26, 1863. Moved to Point Burnside, Ky., December 1863, and duty there until May 1864. Ordered to join Army of the Ohio in the field. Atlanta Campaign June 29-September 8. Nickajack Creek July 2–5. Chattahoochie River July 5–17. Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5–7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Lovejoy's Station September 2–6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 1–26. Nashville Campaign November–December. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15–16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17–28. At Clifton, Tenn., until January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., then to Morehead City, N.C., January 16-February 20. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Kinston and Goldsboro March 6–21. Battle of Wyse Fork March 8–10. Occupation of Kinston March 14. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10–14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty in North Carolina until June. Ordered to Indianapolis.


The battery lost a total of 13 men during service; 1 officer and 1 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 11 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Captain Benjamin F. Denning - mortally wounded at the battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864
  • Captain Edward W. Nicholson
  • Lieutenant George W. Alexander - commanded during the Carolinas Campaign

See also[edit]


  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.