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The Henshaw's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery was organized at Ottawa, Illinois, and mustered in December 3, 1862. They did Garrison duty at Loudon, Tennessee, and other points in District of East Tennessee until July, 1865. It mustered out July 18, 1865. 
For more information about the Henshaw's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery , see the following:
- Wikipedia, (accessed 16 Dec 2010) article for Henshaw's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery
- The Civil War Archive. (accessed 23 Dec 2010) Brief history of the Henshaw's Independent Battery, Illinois Light Artillery
Companies in this Regiment with County 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.
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