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21st Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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21st 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
Twenty-first Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., James W. Patterson, James H. Walley; First Lieuts., Harrison L. Holloway, William H. H. Smith; Second Lieuts., Morton J. Raymond, William D. Mann. This battery was mustered into service on April 29, 1863, at Camp Dennison, by Capt. J. R. Paxton, of the 15th U. S. infantry, to serve for three years. On May 8 Capt. J. W. Patterson, with 4 of the guns, was sent to West Virginia, and after a brief but arduous campaign was ordered back to Camp Dennison. On May 20 the battery was placed on board the gunboat Exchange, as guard to Vallandigham, who had been banished by the president to the Confederate States. It went as far as Louisville, Ky., and was then brought back to Camp Dennison. The battery was engaged in the pursuit of Morgan's raiders through Indiana and Ohio. On Sept. 23, 1863, it started for Camp Nelson, Ky., and from there moved to Greeneville, Tenn. It took part in the engagement at Walker's ford and continued on guard duty in Tennessee and Alabama until the end of the war. It was mustered out on July 21, 1865, at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, in accordance with orders from the war department.

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

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