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McLain's Independent Battery, Colorado Light Artillery was organized at Denver, Colorado, December 15, 1862. It was ordered to Fort Scott and Fort Gibson, and had duty in the District of North Kansas until August. The battery mustered out August 31, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
 
McLain's Independent Battery, Colorado Light Artillery was organized at Denver, Colorado, December 15, 1862. It was ordered to Fort Scott and Fort Gibson, and had duty in the District of North Kansas until August. The battery mustered out August 31, 1865.<ref>National Park Service, [http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/ The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System], (accessed 6 December 2010).</ref>  
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For more information on the history of this unit, see:<br>
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*The Civil War Archive section, [http://www.civilwararchive.com/Unreghst/uncotr.htm#arty McLane's Independent Battery Light Artillery], (accessed 28 November 2012).<br>
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*The Wikipedia Article, [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McLain%27s_Independent_Battery_Colorado_Light_Artillery McLain's Independent Battery Colorado Light Artillery], (accessed 28 November 2012).<br>
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=== Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin  ===
 
=== 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.  
 
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.  
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The [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database] lists 229 men on its roster for this unit. [http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers.htm?submitted=1&SDunitCode=UCOMCLAYAL Roster].
  
 
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=== Other Sources  ===
 
=== Other Sources  ===

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Brief History

McLain's Independent Battery, Colorado Light Artillery was organized at Denver, Colorado, December 15, 1862. It was ordered to Fort Scott and Fort Gibson, and had duty in the District of North Kansas until August. The battery mustered out August 31, 1865.[1]

For more information on the history of this unit, see:


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.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 229 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.



Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Colorado in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Colorado in the Civil War describes many Union sources, specifically for Colorado, and how to find them. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.


References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010).