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3rd Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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