Organized at Indianapolis, Ind., and mustered in December 20, 1861. Duty at Indianapolis, Ind., till January 27, 1862. Moved to Cairo, Ill., January 27, and duty there till March 27. Remustered February 25, 1862. Attached to Military District of Cairo to April, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to September, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, District of Jackson to November, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. Artillery, District of Columbus, Ky., 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Columbus, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division (Detachment), Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. Indiana to March, 1865. Camp Butler, Ill., to June, 1865.
SERVICE. — Moved to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 27, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Moved to Bolivar, Tenn., and duty there till November, 1862. Action at Bolivar August 30. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November, 1862, to January, 1863. Duty at Tallahatchie River December 24, 1862, to January 20, 1863. Moved to Colliersville, Tenn., thence to Memphis, Tenn., and to Columbus, Ky., March, 1863. Duty there till July 10. Expedition to Cape Girardeau April 29-May 4. Moved to Clinton, Ky., July 10. Campaign against Roddy's forces July 15-August 4. Duty at Union City, Tenn., August 4, 1863, to January 23, 1864. Pursuit of Forest December 20-26, 1863. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., January 23. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22. Fort DeRussy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Henderson's Hill March 21. Battle of Pleasant Hill April 9. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. Alexandria April 30-May 13. Bayou LaMourie May 6-7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Avoyelle's Prairie, Marksville, May 16. Yellow Bayou May 18. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 19-24; thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 25-June 10. Lake Chicot, Ark., June 6-7. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21 (Non-Veterans). Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town (or Tishamingo Creek) July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., October 1-30. Moved to Jefferson Barracks, Mo., September 8-19. Expedition to DeSoto September 20-October 1. March through Missouri in pursuit of Price October 2-November 19. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 25-December 1. Battles of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Ordered to Indiana January 25, 1865; blown up on Steamer "Eclypse" at Johnsonville January 27, 1865, and out of 70 Officers and men but 10 escaped unhurt. Non-Veterans mustered out March 6, 1865. Veterans and Recruits on duty at Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., till June. Mustered out June 25, 1865.
Battery loss during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 55 Enlisted men by disease. Total 61.
SOURCE: Frederick H. Dyer, A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, Part 3, p. 1114