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14th Ohio Independent Battery Light
14th 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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|Fourteenth Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts.,
Jerome B. Burrows, Seth M. Laird, William C. Myers ; First Lieuts.,
Edward Spear, Jr., Homer H. Stull, William H. Smith, Hamilton H.
Burrows, Ezra Bennett, Irwin C. Childs, Thomas Jeffrey; Second Lieuts.,
Walter B. King, Allen L. Callendar, George Hurlbut, John W. Francis.
This battery was mustered into service on Sept. 10, 1861, at Camp Wade,
Cleveland, to serve for three years. In its ranks were 249 men and 10
commissioned officers, and in February it arrived in St. Louis, Mo. It
participated during the first day of the battle of Shiloh with a loss of
4 men killed, 26 wounded, 50 horses killed and wounded, and all the guns
left on the field. On the next day the guns were recovered without
damage. The battery remained in the same division and participated in
the advance on Corinth. It performed garrison duty mainly during the
succeeding year and a half, then reenlisted and was mustered into
service as a veteran organization. After the 30-days' furlough had
expired it was again in the field and in the battle of Resaca, Ga.,
operated effectively, silencing and driving from position a formidable
battery, with which the enemy was successfully annoying the Federal
forces. In this battle the battery expended 342 rounds of ammunition
without casualties. It was engaged in shelling the enemy's works at
Dallas from May 28 to 30, and it also took an active part in repelling
the attack of the enemy on the Federal lines on the evening of the 28th.
In this affair 113 rounds of ammunition were expended. On the evening of
June 19 the battery took a position before Kennesaw mountain and was
constantly under fire from that date to July 2. It succeeded in
silencing the enemy's guns on its front after expending 1,346 rounds and
losing 2 men wounded. During the two days' fight on the Chattahoochee
river 99 rounds were fired, and though much exposed no casualties
occurred. During the latter part of the siege of Atlanta the battery was
located within 1,300 yards of the enemy's heavy guns, behind casemated
works, and from this position it fired with great accuracy of aim,
throwing shells through the embrasures of the enemy and cutting off the
timbers forming the covering of their casemates. Eight men of the
battery were wounded, 2 horses killed and 4 wounded, in those 28 days of
almost continuous firing, and 2,642 rounds were expended by the battery.
During the campaign commencing May 1 and ending Sept. 1, the battery
marched over 400 miles, expended in all 5,832 rounds of ammunition, had
3 men killed and 18 wounded, and 2 horses killed and 15 wounded. On the
first day of the battle of Nashville the battery was in reserve in the
third line of battle, but on the second it advanced to the front and
occupied a position on the right of the Hillsboro pike, 7 miles south of
Nashville, where one section drove a Confederate battery from position.
On the expiration of its term of service the original members, except
veterans, were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans
and recruits was retained in service until Aug. 9, 1865, when it was
mustered out at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in accordance with orders from the
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2