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Cotter's Independent Battery

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Cotter's Independent Battery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 1, by Ohio Roster Commission (Wm. McKinley, Jr., Governor, Samuel M. Taylor, Sec'y of State and James C. Howe, Adjutant-General), 1893     View Entire Book

Regimental History
Cotter's Independent Battery. Capt., Charles S. Cotter. This organization was recruited in the city of Cleveland, April 25, 1861, for three months, and from there moved to Camp Chase, where, on July 2, it was mustered into service and at once ordered to Gallipolis to protect the place against Confederate forces under Gen. Wise in the Kanawha valley. It moved into western Virginia with Gen. J. D. Cox's brigade, participating in all the actions and marches of the brigade until ordered home to be mustered out as a three months' organization, which was done at Camp Chase, Columbus, Sept. 3, 1861. During its period of service but 1 death is recorded, the soldier dying July 22, from wounds received in the battle of Scarey creek.

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

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