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8th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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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     View Entire Book

Regimental History
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.

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

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