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9th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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9th 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
Ninth Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., Henry S. Wetmore, Harrison B. York; First Lieuts., Leonard P. Barrows, John M. Hinde, Henry A. Tallmadge, George S. Hazen, George J. Randell, Frank Keeny, William W. James, George W. Church ; Second Lieuts., Edward Cowles, Albert Reeves, Hiram D. York. This battery was mustered into service on Oct. 11, 1861, at Camp Wood, Cleveland, by First Lieut. James P. W. Neill, 18th U. S. infantry, to serve for three years. Its strength was 3 commissioned officers and 80 men and it arrived at Camp Gilbert, Ky., Dec. 20. It took part in the battle of Mill Springs and by order of Gen. George H. Thomas was posted on a hill commanding the ferry on the Cumberland river, over which the troops of the enemy were being transported with all possible despatch. A few well directed shots, at a distance of nearly 2 miles, set the steam ferry-boat on fire and compelled an immediate surrender of the Confederate works. For its gallant services Gen. Thomas gave 2 of the captured 6-pounder bronze guns to the battery, fitted out with captured horses and harness. At Cumberland gap in March the battery was under fire for 7 hours, but fortunately without casualty. In June it again took part in the movements against the enemy, which resulted in the capture of Cumberland gap by the U. S. forces. The battery also participated in the disastrous engagement at Richmond. Being transferred to Tennessee, it was at Franklin in April, where in company with a brigade of infantry it had a brisk skirmish with the enemy, pursuing him for 4 miles and returning to camp at midnight. In June the enemy made a sudden demonstration in force at Triune, but was repulsed with some loss on both sides. Having reenlisted as veterans the men were furloughed home and recruited their ranks, so that in April, 1864, the battery reported at Tullahoma, Tenn., with an aggregate of 151 men and 5 commissioned officers, only 3 being absent. In the early part of May it started with Gen. Sherman's forces on the Atlanta campaign and fought throughout that remarkable march. It also followed that general in his march to the sea. 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 July 25, 1865, when it was mustered out 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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