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5th Ohio Independent Battery Light
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2