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6th Ohio Independent Battery Light
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
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|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.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2