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7th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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7th 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
Seventh Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., Silas A. Burnap, Harlow P. McNaughton; First Lieuts., David R. Jacobs, Theodore F. Carson, Ellis Conant, Royal Church, Columbia Downing, Henry Dorst ; Second Lieuts., Obadiah F. Walker, John Brechtel, Harrison Stebbins. This battery was mustered into service on Jan. 13, 1862, at Hebron, Miss., to date from Jan. 1, by C. W. G. Hyde, first lieutenant 53d Ill. infantry, to serve for three years. It was first taken to St. Louis with orders to report to Gen. Halleck. In April the advance on Corinth Miss., was commenced and the battery moved with the army until the evacuation of that place. In October it marched with its division to the relief of Corinth, then heavily pressed by the enemy, and on this march the Confederates were met in superior force at the Big Hatchie river and routed. In this affair a Confederate battery was captured and in consideration of the gallantry of the 7th Ohio it was presented by Gen. Hurlbut with 2 of the captured guns. It served throughout the entire siege of Vicksburg and was present at the subsequent capture of Jackson. In Jan., 1864, it accompanied Gen. Sherman on his raid to Meridian and had several sharp encounters with the enemy, the principal one at Baker's creek. In May it had a fight with the enemy at Benton, dismounting 2 of his guns and disabling a third. 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. 11, 1865, when it was mustered out at Camp Dennison, 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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