19th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Harrison H. Remington
Courtesy of Marcus McLemore


Organized at Cleveland, it left for the field October 6, 1862, under Captain Joseph C. Shields, and remained at Covington, Ky., until July, 1863, when it joined in the pursuit of John H. Morgan. In September it moved into East Tennessee and was at the siege of Knoxville. In the spring of 1864 the battery joined the Atlanta campaign, participating in all the battles from Rocky Face Ridge to Lovejoy. In November it joined Thomas at Nashville, participating in the battles at that place and in the pursuit of Hood. Early in 1865 it moved to North Carolina, joining Sherman at Goldsboro, March 21st. It remained in the Carolinas until mustered out June 29, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

19th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, September 10, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., October 6; thence march to Lexington, Ky., October 23-28. Attached to Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to December, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. Reserve Artillery, 23rd Army Corps, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade. 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to February, 1865. Artillery, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Camp at Ashland, Ky., till December, 1862. Moved to Richmond, Ky., December 10; thence to Danville, Ky., December 31, and to Frankfort January 5, 1863. Return to Lexington, Ky., February 22, and duty there till June 6. March to Somerset June 6-10. Pursuit of Morgan from Somerset, Ky., to Steubenville, Ohio, July 5-29. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Expedition to Cumberland Gap September 3-7. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Duty at Knoxville, Tenn., till December. Knoxville Campaign November 4 to December 23. Campbell's Station November 16. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Camp at College Hill till March, 1864. Moved to Morristown March 15, thence to Mossy Creek. Moved to Knoxville April 20, thence march to Cleveland, Tenn., April 27-May 3. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Rocky Face Ridge May 9-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Capture of Decatur July 19. Howard House July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Duty at Decatur till October, and at Atlanta till November 1. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 1. Nashville Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia, Tenn., November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to North Carolina via Washington, D.C., January 15-22. Occupation of Wilmington February 22; duty there till March 6. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-13. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh and Salisbury, N. C., till June. Mustered out at Salisbury, N. C., June 28, 1865. Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 7 Enlisted men by disease. Total 9.

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