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Chicago Board of Trade Battery
Illinois flag
Active April 21, 1861 to June 18, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Engagements Battle of Stone's River
Battle of Chickamauga
Battle of Nashville

The Chicago Board of Trade Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The Chicago Board of Trade Battery was mustered into service at Chicago, Illinois, on August 1, 1862.

In March 1863, the battery changed from Mounted Field to Flying Horse Artillery, the only battery of Flying Artillery in the Union Western armies.[1]

The battery was mustered out on June 30, 1865, in Chicago.

Total strength and casualties[]

The battery suffered relatively light casualties during its term of service, including 10 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 9 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 19 fatalities.[2]


  • Captain James H. Stokes - mustered out August 22, 1864, upon expiration of his term of enlistment.
  • Captain George I. Robinson - Mustered out with the battery following the war.[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


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