15th Ohio Independent Battery
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- National Tribune. Who Killed Gen. Polk? John Langton. April 23, 1885
- Unit Bibliography U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 15th Battery Ohio Artillery Monument. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
HistoryMustered under Captain Edward Spear Jr., February 1st, 1862, the unit participated at: seige of Corinth, Vicksburg, Jackson, Kenesaw Mountain, Decatur, Atlanta, Ezra Church, Jonesboro, Sherman's March to the Sea and the Grand Review in Washington. The battery mustered out June 20th, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium15th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in February 1, 1862. Ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio, thence to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, February 16. While en route disembarked at Paducah, Ky., and duty there till April 15. Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 15. Whitehall Landing April 17. Attached to Artillery, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 4th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 4th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to January, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to July, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 13th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Artillery, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to November, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 17th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, LaGrange and Holly Springs June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphis till September 6. March to Bolivar and Hatchie River September 6-14. Expedition to Grand Junction September 20. Skirmish with Price and Van Dorn September 21. Battle of Metamora or Hatchie River October 5. Bolivar October 7. Expedition from LaGrange toward Lamar, Miss., November 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November, 1862, to January, 1863. Action at Worsham's Creek November 6. At Calersville, Tenn., January to March, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., March 9, and duty there till May. Expedition to the Coldwater April 18-24. Hernando April 18. Perry's Ferry, Coldwater River, April 19. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 11. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. At Vicksburg till August 2. Ordered to Natchez, Miss., August 15. Expedition to Harrisonburg September 1-8. Near Harrisonburg and capture of Fort Beauregard September 4. At Natchez till December. Ordered to Vicksburg and camp at Clear Creek till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Veterans on furlough March-April. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence march via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., to Kingston, Ga., and Ackworth, Ga., April 28-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 5. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Turner's Ferry July 5. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 2. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. Binnaker's Bridge February 9. Orangeburg February 12-13. Columbia February 15-17. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24, and of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Columbus, Ohio, and mustered out June 20, 1865. Battery lost during service 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 30 Enlisted men by disease. Total 38.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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