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5th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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5th 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
Fifth Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., Andrew Hickenlooper, Theophilus Kates ; First Lieuts., John H. Holenshade, Anthony B. Burton, Lewis C. Sawyer, Bellamy S. Matson, John D. Burner, Charles J. Marsh, J. Henry Stegeman, Walter J. Trotter; Second Lieuts., Julius F. Blackburn, William L. Broadwell, Ozro L. Edwards, Alexander Temple. This battery was mustered into service from Aug. 31 to Sept. 20, 1861, at Cincinnati, by Capt. Wilson, to serve for three years. It was filled to a maximum of 170 men, who were forwarded to St. Louis as fast as enlisted. It was actively engaged through the entire first day of the battle of Shiloh and lost in this, its first battle, 1 man killed and 20 wounded, 2 pieces, 4 caissons, 65 horses, and all camp and garrison equipage. About the middle of September the battery marched with its division to Iuka, but was not in position to take part in the action. It was actively engaged in the battle of Corinth, but suffered no loss. During the siege of Vicksburg the battery was constantly on duty, the position it held being on a prominent hill rather in advance of the general line and the view was uninterrupted for several miles to the right. About 3,000 rounds of ammunition were fired by the battery during the siege and a number of the men were wounded more or less severely but none were killed outright. In the movement that followed against Jackson the battery lost 1 killed and 8 wounded, being posted on an eminence from which it kept up a steady fire for some time. It then took part in the movement against Little Rock, Ark. The battery was mustered out July 31, 1865.

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

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