5th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (Simonson's)

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*Five Battery - many men from [[La Porte County, Indiana|La Port County]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<ref>"Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. ''History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.),(page 386-387; Regiment,Companies, Name's)977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|210015|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-laporte-county-indiana-and-its-townships-towns-and-cities/oclc/247208329&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other libraries]88299</ref>  
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*Five Battery - many men from [[La Porte County, Indiana|La Port County]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<ref>"Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. ''History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities''. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.),(page 386-387; Regiment,Companies, Name's)977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book {{FHL|210015|item|disp=FHL Collection}} [http://www.worldcat.org/title/history-of-laporte-county-indiana-and-its-townships-towns-and-cities/oclc/247208329&amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;referer=brief_results other libraries]{{FSbook|88299}}</ref>  
 
*Five Battery - many men from [[Porter County, Indiana|Porter County]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <ref>"Military History", Chapter 6 in Lewis Publishing Company. cn. 1911. ''History of Porter County, Indiana;: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests; 977.298 H2h FHL US/CAN Book; {{FHL|977.298 H2h|disp=FHL Collection}}(page 114; Regiment, Company)[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofporterc01lewi INTERNET ARCHIVE]''</ref>
 
*Five Battery - many men from [[Porter County, Indiana|Porter County]]&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <ref>"Military History", Chapter 6 in Lewis Publishing Company. cn. 1911. ''History of Porter County, Indiana;: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests; 977.298 H2h FHL US/CAN Book; {{FHL|977.298 H2h|disp=FHL Collection}}(page 114; Regiment, Company)[http://www.archive.org/details/historyofporterc01lewi INTERNET ARCHIVE]''</ref>
  

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Contents

Brief History

This Unit was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in November 22, 1861. They mustered out November 26, 1864.[2]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.



  • Officer and Non-Commissioned Office - see Roster
  • Five Battery - no cities or counties given - see Roster on page 709 -712

The Battery with their counties and their rosters are on the 5th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (Simonson's), on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 05 Feb 2011 2011)

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Other Sources

WEBSITES

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Indiana in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Indiana in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Indiana, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.


  • The Civil War Archive. (accessed 13 Dec 2010)  Breif history of the 5th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (Simonson's).
  • Wikipedia (accessed 13 Dec 2010) article on the 5th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (Simonson's)

References

  1. "Military History", Chapter 6 in Lewis Publishing Company. cn. 1911. History of Porter County, Indiana;: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests; 977.298 H2h FHL US/CAN Book; FHL Collection(page 114; Regiment, Company)INTERNET ARCHIVE
  2. The Civil War Archive, information is from A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, by Frederick H. Dyer, histories, diaries, etc., (accessed 6 December 2010).
  3. "Military Record" Chapter 25 in Packard, Jasper. 1976. History of LaPorte County, Indiana, and its townships, towns and cities. (Evansville, Ind: Unigraphic.),(page 386-387; Regiment,Companies, Name's)977.291 H2p FHL US/CAN Book FHL Collection other librariesFamilySearch Books Online
  4. "Military History", Chapter 6 in Lewis Publishing Company. cn. 1911. History of Porter County, Indiana;: a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests; 977.298 H2h FHL US/CAN Book; FHL Collection(page 114; Regiment, Company)INTERNET ARCHIVE