McClain's Independent Battery, Colorado Light Artillery

HISTORICAL NOTES: McClain's Independent Battery, Colorado Light Artillery was organized at Denver, Colo., December 15, 1862. Mustered out August 31, 1865. ASSIGNMENTS: Attached to District of Colorado to July, 1864. District of Upper Arkansas to December, 1864. District of South Kansas to April, 1865. SERVICE: Duty at Fort Lyon, Colo., operating against Indians, December, 1862, to July, 1863. At Camp Weld till December, 1863. Scout from Port Garland, Colo., October 12-16, 1863. At Denver December, 1863, to June, 1864. Expedition from Denver to Republican River, Kansas, April 8-23, 1864. Action at Big Bushes, Smoky Hill, Kansas, April 16. Ordered to District of Kansas June, 1864. At Fort Larned, District of South Kansas, till August, 1864. (A Detachment at Lawrence, Kansas.) Ordered to Lawrence August 9, and duty in District of Upper Arkansas. Stationed at Paola till October. Operations against Price's Invasion October-November. Actions at Little Blue River October 21. Big Blue October 22. Westport October 23. Pursuit of Price October 24-December 2. Mine Creek, Marias des Cygnes, Charlot, October 25. Newtonia October 28. Cane Hill, November 6. At Paola, Kansas, till May, 1865. Ordered to Fort Scott and Fort Gibson, and duty in District of North Kansas till August. ROSTERS:
The roster of this battery contains 229 names.

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