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12th Ohio Independent Battery Light
12th 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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|Twelfth Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts.,
Aaron C. Johnson, Frank Jackson, Alfred Noecker ; First Lieuts., Darius
Dirlam, Archibald McClellan, William B. Fleming, Ami P. Fairbanks,
Albert A. Powers, John B. Ward, William W. Banning, Myron Webber,
Alphonso E. Gregory, Madison M. Moore, Joseph Billings, Oregon F.
Morgan; Second Lieuts., Anderson Blue, Calvin A. Day, Henry C. Kilburn.
This battery, formerly Co. D. 25th Ohio infantry, was organized at Camp
Jackson, June 8, 1861, to serve for three years. It was permanently
detached as a battery on March 17, 1862, and immediately joined Gen.
Milroy at McDowell, W. Va. In the battle at that place the members of
the battery performed their first service as artillerymen, and performed
it so well that the battery was specially mentioned for efficiency. At
the battle of Cross Keys it was for 6 hours under continuous fire and
discharged 600 shots from 5 guns, 1 being disabled early in the
engagement. In this affair the battery received special notice from Gens.
Fremont and Milroy. It took the advance at the second Bull Run and
fought all of the first day and the next afternoon, with a loss of 9 men
killed and wounded. It passed the winter of 1862-63 at Fredericksburg,
was on the defenses of Washington during the following summer, and the
winter of 1863-64 was spent in Nashville. In the spring it was sent to
Murfreesboro and while there took an active part in the various
engagements around the place, connected with the Confederate Gen. Hood's
reckless advance on Nashville, also fighting at Franklin and Nashville.
The battery was finally mustered out on July 10, 1865.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2