Cpl Andrew F Vanmatre
Andrew F Vanmatre name: Vanmatre, Andrew F
aka:  Van Matre, Andrew F 
Rank: Cpl 
Branch: Union 
Regiment: 5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
Cemetery: Oakhill G.A.R. Cemetery, Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin 
Sec-plot: 99-16-1 
Service: 11/9/1861 - 6/6/1865
Birth: abt 1842 Ohio
Death: 11/30/1928
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  5th Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery1

Organized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 15, 1862. Moved to Sykestown March 19, thence to New Madrid, Mo., and report to Gen. Pope March 19. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to May, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, October, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1sOrganized at Racine, Wis., and mustered in October 10, 1861. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 15, 1862. Moved to Sykestown March 19, thence to New Madrid, Mo., and report to Gen. Pope March 19. Attached to Artillery Division, Army of Mississippi, to May, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of Mississippi, to September, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, October, 1862. 30th Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to July 1864. Artillery Brigade, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.

SERVICE.-Duty in the fortifications of New Madrid and Island No. 10 till April 19, 1862. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 19-28. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Moved to Jacinto, thence to Ripley June 23-29, and duty there till August 14. Moved to Iuka, Miss., August 14, thence march to Nashville, Tenn., August 21-September 3. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg September 23-26. Pursuit of Bragg to Crab Orchard, Ky., October 1-15. Battle of Perryville , Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 19-November 6, and duty there till December 26. Wilson's Creek Pike December 25. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Nolensville December 26-27. Battle of Stone¿s River , December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to Franklin January 31-February 12. Reconnoissance from Salem to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgefild Pike June 4. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga, November 23-25. Duty in the Defences of Chattanooga till January, 1864. Re-enlisted January 2, 1864, and veterans on furlough January and February. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge , May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca , May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas , New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro , August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, April 29-May 17. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 6, 1865.

Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 18 Enlisted men by disease. Total 25.

1 Source: National Park Service, Soldiers and Sailors System; "A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion" by Frederick H. Dyer,Cosmas; An Army for Empire : The United States Army in the Spanish American War by A. Graham, (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing Co., 1993).

 
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