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8th Ohio Independent Battery Light
8th 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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|Eighth Independent Battery Light Artillery. — (Three
Years' Service.) Capts., Louis Markgraf, Charles H. Schmidt, James F.
Putnam; First Lieuts., Jacob Heitzman, Emil Smith, Amos H. Worley,
Jeremiah Cain; Second Lieuts., Adolph Schmidt, Jacob M. Porter, Francis
M. Coover, Thomas Lewis. This battery was mustered into service on March
11, 1862, at Camp Dennison, by Capt. P. H. Breslin, 18th U. S. infantry,
to serve for three years. It moved under orders to Benton barracks, near
St. Louis, Mo., and on its arrival there reported to Gen. Halleck,
commanding at that post. On both days of the battle of Shiloh it fought
with Gen. Sherman's division and was on several occasions, in close
contest with the enemy, especially in the charge made by the
Confederates in mass on Sunday evening, when it was within a few paces
of their advanced line. Its loss in this battle was 1 killed and 3
wounded. In the advance on Corinth it moved with Lew Wallace's division.
In December it started with Gen. Sherman's command for Vicksburg and
took part in the disastrous repulse of the Federal forces at Chickasaw
bluffs. It then joined the expedition against Arkansas Post and took a
prominent part in that successful affair. In the campaign against
Vicksburg it participated in the battles of Raymond and Champion's hill,
and for its service received the special thanks of Gens. Grant and
Sherman. After the surrender it was sent to Jackson, Miss., to help look
after the Confederate forces under Johnston, and after that matter was
settled it returned to Vicksburg. 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 Aug. 7, 1865, when it was mustered out.
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing
Company, 1908 - Volume 2