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

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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 - 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)


  • Five Battery - many men from La Port County [2]

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).
  2. "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 libraries;Family History Archives