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17th Ohio Independent Battery Light
17th 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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|Seventeenth Independent Battery Light Artillery. —
Capts., Ambrose A. Blount, Charles S. Rice ; First Lieuts., George A.
Ege, William Hunt, Jr., Absalom H. Mattox; Second Lieuts., Jeremiah
Yeazel, William C. Howard, Abner Tuttle, Frank H. Houghton, Saul R.
Strayer. This battery was mustered into service on Aug. 21, 1862, at
Dayton, to serve for three years. It entered the field in September,
taking a position in the rear of Covington, Ky., near Fort Wallace, to
assist in repelling an expected attack from the Confederates under Gen.
Kirby Smith. It was sent to Memphis in December and along with the
forces of Gen. Burbridge aided in the destruction of the O. & S.
railroad, and was present at the five days' fight at Chickasaw bayou and
bluffs. It marched with Gen. McClernand's forces against Arkansas Post,
and after the capture of that place encamped with the troops of the
expedition at Young's point. In March the battery went into camp at
Milliken's bend ; in April moved with the 13th corps on the campaign
against Vicksburg; was engaged in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's
hill, Black river, and was 47 days in the siege of Vicksburg. In the
demonstration against Jackson immediately after the fall of Vicksburg
the battery was again actively engaged and performed valuable service in
the reduction and capture of that place. It followed Gen. Burbridge on
the Teche expedition in the fall of 1863, and was hotly engaged in the
fight at Grand Coteau, La., in which more than half the brigade was
killed, wounded and captured. The battery alone lost 25 men, 21 horses,
1 gun and 1 caisson. It remained at New Orleans until ordered to join
the 16th corps in the spring of 1865 in the expedition against the city
of Mobile. It was mustered out on Aug. 16, 1865, at Camp Chase, Ohio.
The battery entered the service with 156 men, and at its muster-out its
rolls showed 158, there having been from time to time 284 names added to
its rolls. It lost 40 or more by death.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2