4th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


This unit mustered in under Captain Louis Hoffman at Cincinnati on August 17, 1861 and mustered out at Cincinnati on August 29, 1864. The veterans consolidated with the 10th Ohio Battery. This battery served at Pea Ridge, Chickasaw Bayou, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg, Jackson, Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, Kenesaw Mountain, Decatur and Ezra Church.

From Dyer's Compendium

4th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Cincinnati, Ohio, and mustered in August 17, 1861. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., August 21, 1861, thence to Jefferson City and to Sedalia, Mo., September 30. Attached to Army of the West and Dept. of Missouri to February, 1862. 1st Division Army of Southwest Missouri to May, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of Southwest Missouri to July, 1862. District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of Missouri, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 11th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, August, 1864.
SERVICE.--Fremont's Campaign against Springfield, Mo., October 13-27. Duty at Springfield till November 8. Moved to Rolla, Mo., November 8, and duty there till February, 1862. Curtis' advance on Springfield, Mo., February 2-13. Campaign against Price in Missouri and Arkansas February and March. Battles of Pea Ridge March 6-8. March to Batesville, Ark., April 5-May 8, and to Helena, Ark., May 25-July 14. Duty there till October. Expedition up Yazoo August 16-27. Capture of Steamer "Fair Play" August 17. Milliken's Bend August 18. Haines Bluff August 21. Bolivar Landing August 22. Greenville August 23. Ordered to St. Genevieve, Mo., October 7, thence to Pilot Knob, Mo., and duty there till November 11. Moved to St. Genevieve, thence to Camp Steele, and duty there till December 22. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23. Duty at Perkins' Plantation and Ballard's Farm till April 2. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Demonstrations on Haines and Snyder's Bluff April 26-May 2. Movement to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Battle of Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Greenville June 25-July 1. Gaines' Landing June 28. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Duty at Big Black till September. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 22-November 21. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21. Cane Creek October 26. Bear Creek (Tuscumbia) October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. At Larkinsville and Woodville, Ala., till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to August 14. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. 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. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 14. Ezra Chapel, Hood's 2nd sortie, July 28. Ordered to rear August 14, and Non-Veterans mustered out August 29, 1864. Veterans and Recruits attached to Artillery Reserve, Nashville, Tenn., attached to 10th Ohio Battery till March. 1865. Transferred to 10th Ohio Battery March 19, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 27 Enlisted men by disease. Total 34.

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