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21st Ohio Independent Battery Light
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2