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Battery "E", 1st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery
Illinois flag
Active December 19, 1861 to July 15, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Vicksburg

Battery "E", 1st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Battery "E" was mustered into service at Chicago, Illinois on December 19, 1861.

The battery was mustered out on July 15, 1865 .


Total strength and casualties[]

The battery lost 5 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 25 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 30 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain Allen C. Waterhouse - promoted to major.
  • Captain John A. Fitch - promoted to major.
  • Captain Orrin W. Cram - Mustered out with the battery.[3]

See also[]

  • List of Illinois Civil War Units
  • Illinois in the American Civil War


  1. The Civil War Archive website after Dyer, Frederick Henry. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 3 vols. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1959.
  2. Dyer, 1959.
  3. Illinois in the Cvil war website after Illinois Adjutant General's muster rolls