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11th Ohio Independent Battery Light
11th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the
State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, by Ohio
Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of
State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886
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|Eleventh Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts.,
Archibald G. A. Constable, Frank C. Sands, Fletcher E. Armstrong; First
Lieuts., Henry M. Neil, Cyrus Sears, William M. Wynne; Second Lieuts.,
William D. Linn, David A. Southworth, William K. Perrine, Amos B. Alger,
William Bush, Milon D. Whaley, John A. McArthy. This battery was
mustered into service Oct. 27, 1861, at St. Louis arsenal, Mo., by
Lieut. George B. Sanford, 1st U. S. cavalry, to serve for three years,
aggregating 151 men, rank and file. Its first actual service was with
the New Madrid expedition, from which it brought in 2 Confederate
6-pounder guns as trophies of its success, and then it remained in camp
until April 12, improving the time by drilling in field maneuvers.
During the siege, and in the battles and skirmishes resulting in the
evacuation of Corinth, the battery bore its full share. In September it
went into action at Iuka, 102 strong, and during the engagement was
charged three different times, suffering a loss of 2 officers and 55 men
killed or wounded, 18 being killed on the field and others dying
afterward. Not a man flinched and numbers were killed or wounded after
the Confederates had passed the muzzles of the guns, some of them nobly
dying in the attempt to spike their pieces. But, severely as the battery
suffered in this engagement in the loss of men and equipments, it was in
a short time again ready for the field and took a prominent part in the
battle of Corinth, nobly maintaining its reputation for efficiency and
gallantry and suffering a loss of 5 men wounded during the action.
During the siege of Vicksburg it was held in reserve and participated in
several expeditions to the rear, fighting as occasion required. On the
day of the capitulation it was camped at Snyder's bluff on the Yazoo
river. The battery was mustered out on Nov. 5, 1864.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2