18th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Mustered in on September 13th, 1862, under Captain Charles C. Aleshire, the unit participated at: Tullahoma campaign, Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Nashville. The battery mustered out June 29th, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

18th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Portsmouth, Ohio, and mustered in September 13, 1862. Left State for Covington, Ky., October 9, 1862. Attached to 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Unassigned, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1865. Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to Lexington, Ky., October 23-29, 1862, and duty there till December 26. Moved to Louisville, Ky., December 26; thence to Nashville, Tenn., arriving there February 7, 1863. Moved to Brentwood, Tenn., February 21. Expedition to Franklin and Spring Hill March 2-5. Action at Franklin March 4. Thompson's Station, Spring Hill, March 4-5. Duty at Franklin till June. Repulse of Van Dorn's attack on Franklin April 10. Moved to Triune June 2. Action at Triune June 11. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Action at Fosterville, Guy's Gap and Shelbyville June 27. Moved to Wartrace July 3, and duty there till August 12. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance from Rossville September 17. Ringgold, Ga., September 17. Spring Creek September 18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25; Lookout Mountain November 23-24; Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-28. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., December 1, and garrison duty there till October, 1864. March to Chattanooga October 6-21. Moved to Nashville November 27. Battles of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., till May 1, 1865, and at Resaca, Ga., till June 20. Mustered out June 29, 1865. Battery lost during service 2 Enlisted men killed and 21 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.

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