13th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

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The Thirteenth Ohio Battery was never fully organized. A section of it was in the battle of Pittsburg Landing (Shiloh), and was unfortunate enough to lose its guns in the first day's fight. After the battle the men of the battery were, by order of the division commander (duly approved at headquarters) distributed into other Ohio batteries, and the number was dropped. (From: Ohio in the War by Whitelaw Reid)

From Dyer's Compendium

13th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Battery never fully organized. One Section mustered in February 15, 1862. Attached to 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee. At Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Lost guns and organization discontinued April 20, 1862, the men being transferred to 7th, 10th and 14th Ohio Batteries.

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