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2nd Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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