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Brief History

Organized at Indianapolis, Indiana, and mustered in November 22, 1861.Mustered out November 26, 1864.[1]

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 - many men from  Counties - see Roster on page 760-763

The Battery with their counties and their rosters are on the 20th Indiana Light Battery, on CIVIL WAR INDEX web site. (accessed 05 Feb 2011 2011)

Other Sources


  • 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)


  1. 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).


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