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3rd Ohio Independent Battery Light
3rd 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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|Third Independent Battery Light Artillery. — Capts.,
William S. Williams, John Sullivan ; First Lieuts., William J. Mong,
Francis J. Meyers, George Sefert, Thomas Bowen ; Second Lieuts., William
Watson, Stephen Keith, Thomas J. Blackburn, Charles H. Bartalott,
Franklin White. This battery was mustered into service at Minerva,
Canton and Massillon, from Nov. 9, 1861, to March 15, 1862, by Capt. A.
B. Dodd, 15th U. S. infantry, to serve for three years. It consisted of
6 guns and 161 men and reached the field in time to participate in the
second day's fighting at Shiloh. Following with the army, it took part
in the siege and capture of Corinth, where it remained and participated
in the battles of Corinth and Iuka, under Gen. Rosecrans. In the battle
of Corinth it lost 1 man killed and a number wounded. On the march to
Vicksburg it took part in the battles of Raymond, Jackson and Champion's
hill, and was in position in the rear of Vicksburg for 46 days, where it
lost a number of men from wounds and exposure. It accompanied Gen.
Sherman on the Meridian expedition and had a heavy artillery fight at
Clinton, Miss., losing 2 men killed and several wounded. At Meridian it
lost 2 men captured, who subsequently died in the prison pen at
Andersonville. In the spring of 1864 it joined Sherman's army in the
Atlanta campaign and operated with it at Kennesaw mountain and Nickajack
creek. It also participated in the siege of Atlanta and was engaged in
the fight at Jonesboro. 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 the
service until July 31, 1865, when it was mustered out 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