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18th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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

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