24th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Twenty-Fourth Ohio Independent Battery, mustered in August 4, 1863, three years service, at Camp Dennison, Captain John L. Hill. November 11th reported for duty at Johnsons Island; camped and drilled at Camp Hill until the following summer; June 9, 1864, ordered to Kentucky, to repel Morgan, but ordered back before the State line was reached; August 6th sent to Camp Chase; August 27th to Camp Douglas, near Chicago; on duty there night and day until orders were received for muster out; mustered out June 24, 1865, at Camp Dennison, Captain Hill commanding.

From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty

From Dyer's Compendium

24th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in August 4, 1863. Ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio, September 22, thence moved to Johnson's Island, Sandusky Bay, Ohio, November 10, and duty there guarding Rebel prisoners till August 6, 1864. Moved to Camp Chase August 6, thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., August 27, and duty there guarding Rebel prisoners till June 10, 1865. Mustered out June 24, 1865. Battery lost during service 6 by disease.

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