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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. 


Sixth Battery.



 (This battery was organized at Indianapolis, Ind.,

from September 7, 1861, to January 15, 1862, to serve three years.


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

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

retained in service until July 22, 1865, when it was mustered out,

in accordance with orders from the War Department.)


The following is the only official list of battles

in which this battery bore an honorable part yet published in orders:











First Lieutenants.





Second Lieutenant.


Adam Frank

1 Dec., 64






Resigned, (1.)


 First Lieut. Charles Adelman

January 10, 1862.



Mustered out on expiration of term of service, (2.)


Captain Michael Mueller, September 19, 1864.


First Lieut. Lewis Kern, December 3, 1864.



Discharged, (3.)


First Lieut. William Mussman, December 10, 1862.


Second Lieut. Edward Yanke, May 3, 1863.


Second Lieut. Peter Butsch, September 24, 1864.



Died, (1.)


Captain Frederick Behr

Killed in action at Pittsburgh Landing, Tenn., April 6, 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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