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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. 


First Battery.



(This battery was organized at Indianapolis, Ind.,

August 16, 1861, to serve three years.


On the 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 August 22, 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.)






 Lawrence Jacoby

9 Aug., 64



First Lieutenant.


 Jacob Mann
1 Sept., 63 



Second Lieutenants.


Hugo Pfaefflin

5 Aug., 63


John W. Gerhardt

30 Aug., 






Resigned, (3.)


 Captain Martin Klauss

June 20, 1864.


First Lieut. John Louis Bitrolff, Jr.

July 22, 1863.


Second Lieut. Caspar Tomhemelt

April 12, 1863.



Discharged, (2.)


Second Lieut. John Rothengatter

January 11, 1862.


Second Lieut. Philip Nimveiler

August 10, 1863.



Died, (1.)


First Lieut. Arnold Schreunder

October 28, 1862, at St. Louis, Mo.





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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