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Chapman's Light Battery
in the American Civil War

Regimental History
Chapman's Light Battery. Capt., Fletcher H. Chapman; First Lieut., John M. Johnson; Second Lieut., James M. Edison. This battery was originally attached to the 14th Ill. infantry, and was consolidated with Battery B, 2nd Ill. light artillery in April, 1862. It was first engaged in the battle of Shiloh and then participated in the advance upon Corinth. In the following October it was with the forces engaged at the battle of Corinth and then for over a year it was stationed in the vicinity of Memphis doing garrison duty. In June, 1864, it was a part of the force that made the expedition from Memphis into Mississippi and in the engagement at Guntown it lost its entire equipment by capture, 1 man killed, 3 wounded and 2 missing. It was then sent to Columbus, Ky., as a part of the garrison at that post, and later was transferred to Paducah. It was mustered out on July 15, 1865.

Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 3

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