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20th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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20th 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
Twentieth Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., Louis Smithnight, John T. Edward Grosskopff, William Backus ; First Lieuts., Francis O. Robbins, Henry Roth, Oscar W. Hancock, Charles F. Nitschelm, John S. Burdick, Harlan P. Josselyn, Henry Horn ; Second Lieuts., Matthias Adams, William Neracher, Henry Hoehn. This battery was mustered into service on Oct. 29, 1862, at Camp Cleveland, to serve for three years, numbering 156 officers and men. Under orders from headquarters it left in December to join the Army of the Cumberland, then at Murfreesboro, Tenn., under command of Gen. Rosecrans, and arrived at that place in February. The battery participated in the affair at Liberty gap and lost 1 man killed and 2 slightly wounded. Its next engagement was the battle of Chickamauga, in which it performed good service, losing 3 men wounded and 2 taken prisoners. The Federal army falling back on Chattanooga, the battery went into camp at that place, but on the inauguration of the Atlanta campaign it moved with Gen. Sherman's forces and was in active service during the whole of that eventful and arduous march. It took part in the battle of Franklin, Tenn., with a loss of 14 men killed and wounded, and was also engaged in the battle of Nashville, but without casualty. The battery was mustered out on July 13, 1865, at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, in accordance with orders from the war department, and on that day there were present 116 rank and file, only 71 of whom were original members of the battery.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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