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2nd Ohio Independent Battery Light
2nd 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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|Second Independent Battery Light Artillery. — (Three
Years' Service.) Capts., Thomas J. Carlin, William B. Chapman, Newton J.
Smith, Augustus Beach; First Lieuts., Conrad Gansevoort, Orlando L.
Huston, Harvey B. Guthrie, William H. Harper, Samuel S. Eaton ; Second
Lieuts., Isaac W. Wheaton, Homer A. Andrews, Thaddeus S. Young. This
battery was mustered into service on Aug. 7, 1861, at Camp Chase, to
serve for three years. It started on the 15th, under orders to report to
Maj.-Gen. Fremont at St. Louis, Mo. It spent the following winter at
Rolla and in the spring marched against Price's Confederate army,
following up to Pea Ridge, where the battery was closely engaged, losing
1 man killed and 12 wounded. It also lost 7 horses killed, and a
caisson, but in turn captured a caisson from the enemy, and though
closely pressed drew from off the field all of its pieces in safety. In
the spring of 1863 it joined Grant's army, then operating in the rear of
Vicksburg, took part in the battles of Port Gibson, Raymond, and
Champion's hill, and was on duty until the surrender of Vicksburg. The
battery was then ordered to report to Gen. Banks, commanding the
Department of the Gulf, at New Orleans, and accompanied the disastrous
expedition up Red river. On the expiration of its term of service the
original members, except veterans, were mustered out and the
organization composed of veterans and recruits was retained in service
until Aug. 10, 1865, when it was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2