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22nd Ohio Independent Battery Light
22nd 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-second Independent Battery Light Artillery. —
Capts., Henry M. Neil, Amos B. Alger; First Lieuts., George W. Taylor,
Peter Cornell, Harvey Burdell, Silas H. Towler; Second Lieuts., Jacob M.
Sharp, William West. A section of this battery was organized April 1,
1863, and placed on duty at Wheeling, W. Va., and in Holmes county,
Ohio. This section was brought back to Camp Chase on June 19, 1863, the
organization completed, and mustered into service on July 14, 1863, by
Capt. J. L. Proctor of the 18th U. S. infantry, to serve for three
years. The battery was sent to Parkersburg, W. Va., and thence to
Wheeling. From Wheeling it moved to Hancock, Md., in support of Gen.
Kelley, and then returned to Parkersburg, sending out detachments in
pursuit of Gen. Morgan, then on his raid through Indiana and Ohio. After
the capture of Morgan the battery returned to Camp Chase. On Aug. 12,
1863, it marched to Camp Nelson, Ky., and on Sept. 1 marched toward
Cumberland gap. It arrived in front of the gap on Sept. 7, and took part
in the operations which compelled its surrender. On Jan. 3, 1864, a
detachment under command of Lieut. A. B. Alger, in company with a force
of 350 cavalry, while on a reconnoissance at Jonesville, Va., was
compelled to surrender after 12 hours' fighting, for want of ammunition.
On Feb. 14, 1864, Lieut. George W. Taylor was murdered by a Confederate
citizen, near Barboursville, Ky., and on June 21, 1864, Peter Cornell
was killed by Confederate guerrillas, near Cumberland gap. On June 27,
1864, the battery was ordered to Knoxville, Tenn., and on July 5, 1865,
it was ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio, where it was mustered out on the
13th, in accordance with orders from the war department.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2