Thursday, December 15, 2016

Hoosier Dusty Files - December 15, 1863 - 22nd Indiana Light Battery Mustered

A Year of Indiana History - 2016
A Year of Indiana History - 2016

December 15, 1863 - 22nd Indiana Light Battery Mustered
The 22nd Indiana Light Battery organized in Indianapolis in October 1862. After mustering, it left the state for duty at Bowling Green and Louisville, Kentucky. It was part of the pursuit of Union Forces when Confederate General John Hunt Morgan invaded Indiana in July 1863. After Morgan's surrender, the 22nd saw duty in Tennessee before it joined General Tecumseh Sherman's army that marched through Georgia in his March to the Sea. From Georgia the regiment returned to Tennessee where it engaged the Confederates at Columbia, Franklin and Nashville as Union forces pursued Confederate General John Bell Hood's army. After duty near Cincinnati, the regiment embarked to North Carolina for the Carolina's Campaign against an army under the command of Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston in. Johnson surrendered on April 16, 1865. The 22nd returned to Indianapolis in June 1865, mustering out on July 7, 1865.
List of Engagements for the 22nd Indiana Light Battery
Atlanta Campaign
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Atlanta
Franklin-Nashville Campaign
Battle of Franklin
Battle of Nashville
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Wyse Fork

Indiana possesses a rich history that is fun to read and learn. This Hoosier Dusty Files is in an easy to read “this day in history format” and includes articles from the author's A Year in Indiana History series. Visitors may read the articles as they appear or purchase the book:
A Year of Indiana History - 2016
© Paul Wonning 2016


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