6th Ohio (Independent) Light Artillery Battery

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Regimental History and Service Record

Organized at Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, Ohio, November 20, 1861. Mustered in December 10, 1861. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., December 15; thence to Nolin River, Ky., and duty at Camp Dick Robinson until January 12, 1862. Attached to 5th Division, Army of Ohio, December, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of Ohio, to June, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Dept. of Louisiana to August, 1865.

SERVICE.--Moved to Columbia, Ky., January 12, 1862; thence to Jimtown and Camp Green and duty blockading Cumberland River until March 14. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 15-19. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 25-April 10. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. At Stevenson, Ala., June 18-August 21. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-17. Harrodsburg, Ky., October 11. Danville October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 6, and duty there until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Reconnaissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee until August 16.

Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., October 23. Temporarily attached to 23rd Army Corps. Nashville Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there until February 1. Expedition to Eastport, Miss., February 1-9. Operations in East Tennessee March-April. At Nashville until June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 19, and duty in the Dept. of Louisiana until August. Mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio, September 1, 1865.

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Regiment Statistical Information

  • Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 43.


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