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Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force

 of the United States Army

 for the Years 1861,  ’62, ’63, ’64, ’65.


Part VI.


Indiana – Illinois


Published by Order of the Secretary of War,

in Compliance with the Joint Resolution of the Senate

and House of Representatives, approved  March 2, 1865.


Adjutant General’s Office, Washington, August 31, 1865, pp. 1-2.




Indiana Light Artillery.


Independent Batteries. 


Second Battery.



(This battery was organized at Indianapolis, Ind.,

Sept. 1, 1861, to serve three years.


On the expiration of its term of service the original members (except veterans)

were mustered out, and  the organization, composed of veterans and recruits,

retained in service until July 3, 1865, when it was mustered out,

in accordance with orders from the War Department.)


(The official list of battles in which this battery

bore an honorable part is not yet published in orders.)






 James S. Whicher

28 Oct., 64



First Lieutenants.


 George B. Sink

28 Oct., 64


  John Stewart

5 Jan., 65



Second Lieutenants.


John Heardin

5 Jan., 65


Calvin W. Johnson

6 Feb., 






Promoted, (1.)


Captain John W. Rabb

January 1, 1864 to Major, 2nd regiment, Missouri light artillery.



Resigned, (1.)


 First Lieut. Matthias K. Haines

August 14, 1862.



Mustered Out on Expiration of Term of Service, (3.)


Captain Hugh Espey

September 14, 1864.


First Lieut. William W. Haines

September 14, 1864.


Second Lieut. John L. Miles

September 14, 1864.



Discharged, (1.)


Captain David G. Rabb

October 9, 1862.



Died, (1.)


Second Lieut. Matthew H. Masterson

Killed by guerillas at Spavinaugh Creek, Ark., November 1, 1862.




This roster of officers is given as it stood on the day of muster out.


Information obtained at the National Archives, Washington, DC


Contributed by:  Mark Anderson


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