Battle Unit Details


5th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery


Organized at St. Louis, Mo., under authority of General Fremont August 31, 1861, and mustered in at St. Louis, Mo., as 5th Ohio Battery September 22, 1861. Moved to Jefferson City, Mo., October 11, and duty there till March 7, 1862. Attached to Dept. of Missouri till March, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., to November, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, Left 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, 13th Division, 16th Army Corps, to August, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, Arkansas Expedition, to November, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Arkansas, to January, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 7th Army Corps, to October, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865.

Ordered to Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 7, 1862. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Duty at Corinth, Miss., till November. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Moved to Grand Junction November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Moved to Moscow, Tenn., and duty there till March 8. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., and duty there till May. Ordered to Vicksburg, Miss., May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 25-July 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Assault on Jackson July 12. Ordered to Helena, Ark., July 25. Steele's Expedition to Little Rock, Ark., August 3-September 10. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock as Garrison Artillery till July, 1865. Expedition from Little Rock to Little Red River August 6-16, 1864. Expedition from Little Rock in pursuit of Shelby August 27-September 6, 1864. Non-Veterans mustered out September 20, 1864. Veterans and Recruits at Little Rock till July, 1865. Mustered out July 31, 1865.

Battery lost during service 5 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 36 Enlisted men by disease. Total 41.

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