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18th Ohio Independent Battery Light
18th 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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|Eighteenth Independent Battery Light Artillery. —
Capt., Charles C. Aleshire ; First Lieuts., William R. Morgan, Henry A.
Regnier, Joseph McCafferty, Albert S. Bierce ; Second Lieuts., Benjamin
W. Rutherford, Casey Roseburgh, James W. Chestnut, James C. Patterson.
This battery was mustered into service on Sept. 13, 1862, at Camp
Portsmouth, for three years. It first crossed the Ohio river and went
into camp near Covington, Ky. It was later sent to Tennessee and
participated in its first engagement at Thompson's station. In the
battle at Franklin in April, 1863, the battery took a position on the
right of Fort Granger, on a high bluff on the north side of the Harpeth
river, and from this point opened a brisk fire on the enemy's line,
which kept him from getting his batteries in position. It participated
in the running fight at Guy's gap and Shelbyville, and in the ensuing
battle of Chickamauga did good service. After the battle of Lookout
mountain, in which it participated, the battery went into camp at
Chattanooga, where it remained until December, when it was ordered to
turn over its guns, horses and camp equipage, and proceed by railroad to
Nashville, where it went into winter quarters and spent most of the time
in drilling. The spring and summer were also spent in this camp and the
following December occurred the battle of Nashville, in which the
battery, having got into a position for an enfilading fire, did great
execution with shell and solid shot. The battery was mustered out on
June 29, 1865, at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2