7th Ohio Independent Battery

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Organized January 1, 1862, under Captain Silas A. Burnap, it soon went to the field and was assigned to General Sherman's Division in the advance upon Corinth. The Battery operated in West Tennessee during the summer against Price and Van Dorn, and in December followed Grant's column into Mississippi. In May, 1863, it moved to Vicksburg and took part in the siege operations, and after the surrender marched with Sherman to Jackson. In January, 1864, it joined the Meridian raid, fighting the enemy at Baker's Creek and Ricker's Run. From May, 1864, to January, 1865, it remained at Vicksburg, when the guns of the Battery were turned over and the men acted as Infantry, doing scout duty about Jackson. The Battery was finally mustered out in July, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

7th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in January 1, 1862. Moved to St. Louis, Mo., March 18; thence to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., April 6. Attached to 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to June, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee and District of Memphis, Tenn., to September, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. Artillery, 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 April, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to September, 1864. Artillery, Post of Vicksburg, Miss., District of Vicksburg, Miss., to November, 1864. Artillery Reserve, District of Vicksburg, Miss., to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30, 1862. March to Memphis, Tenn., via Grand Junction, Lagrange and Holly Springs June 1-July 21. At Memphis till September 6. March to Bolivar, Tenn., September 6-16. Battle of Hatchie River, Metamora, October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November-December. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till May, 1863. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 13. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Ordered to Natchez, Miss., August 12, and duty there till November 11. Expedition to Harrisonburg, La., September 1-8. Moved to Vicksburg November 11 and camp at Big Black till February, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Champion's Hill February 4. Duty at Vicksburg till May. Expedition to Yazoo City May 4-22. Benton May 7 and 9. Duty at Vicksburg till January 3, 1865. At Jackson and Hazelhurst as Infantry till July. Mustered out August 11, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 1 Officer and 31 Enlisted men by disease. Total 33.

County listing from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All Part I Revised.

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