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6th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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6th 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
Sixth Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., Cullen Bradley, Aaron P. Baldwin ; First Lieuts., Oliver H. P. Ayres, James P. McElroy, George W. James, Eleazer H. Neal, Joel Hersh, Adam P. Galloway; Second Lieuts., Edwin S. Ferguson, George W. Smetts, George R. Wright, Lemuel Krisher. This battery was mustered into service on Dec. 10, 1861, at Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, by Maj. John L. Edie, 18th U. S. infantry, to serve for three years. Five days later it moved under orders to Louisville, Ky., and thence by steamer to Nashville, Tenn., reporting to Gen. Buell. Returning to Kentucky in January, a section of the battery was engaged in the battle of Mill Springs. The battery did yeoman service in each day's fighting at Stone's river and during the two days' battle at Chickamauga expended 383 rounds of ammunition, lost 2 caissons, a battery-wagon, and had 2 horses killed. In December two-thirds of the battery reenlisted as veterans and after the 30-day furlough rejoined the army. In the Atlanta campaign it operated with Gen. Wood's 3d division, 4th corps, and was almost constantly engaged during that brilliant march. It maintained its position before Kennesaw mountain and was highly complimented by Gen. O. O. Howard for accurate firing. During a charge it expended 250 rounds of ammunition. From July 13 to 25 it was busily engaged in bombarding the city of Atlanta; it formed a part of the great flanking movement to Jonesboro; took part in all the subsequent operations; was at Lovejoy's Station, and then made its entry into the city of Atlanta, where it was reequipped for the field. Pursuing Hood into Tennessee, the enemy attacked the wagon-train near Franklin, but was quickly repulsed by the battery, which was complimented on the spot by Gen. Wood. On the second day of the battle of Nashville the battery went into position in front of Overton's hill, 8 miles from the city on the Franklin pike, and engaged Sanford's Mississippi Confederate battery, completely silencing its guns and exploding 2 of its limber-chests. During its service it lost 16 by death from wounds ; 26 by disease; 30 discharged by reason of disease; 4 on account of wounds; 21 by expiration of service; and 66 reenlisted as veterans. 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 Sept. 1, 1865, when it was mustered out, at Camp Chase, 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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