21st Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Mustered in under Captain James W. Patterson on April 29th, 1863, the unit guarded Vallindigham who had been banished to the southern states. It was put on boats and patrolled the Ohio River during Morgan's Ohio raid. It later guarded railroads and fords in Kentucky, Tennessee and Alabama. It played a prominent part in the fight at Walker's Ford, Tennessee, December, 2nd, 1863. The battery mustered out on July 21st, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

21st Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, April 29, 1863. Ordered to West Virginia May 5. Return to Camp Dennison May 20, and duty there till September. Pursuit of Morgan through Indiana and Ohio July 5-28. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., September 22. Attached to Willcox's Left Wing forces, 9th Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Left Wing forces, Dept. of Ohio, to January, 1864. District of the Clinch, Dept. of Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved from Camp Nelson, Ky., to Greenville, Tenn., October 1. Action at Blue Springs October 10. Walker's Ford December 2. Duty at various points in Tennessee and Alabama till July, 1865. Mustered out July 21, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men by disease. Total 9.

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