25th Ohio Independent Battery
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- List of Skirmishes, Battles and Raids, Second Ohio Cavalry, Twenty-Fifth Ohio Battery, 1861-1865. NA. 4 pgs. Cleveland. O. 1898
- Report of proceedings of the ... reunion[s] ... Second Regiment Ohio Cavalry Twenty-fifth Battery Ohio Artillery. Cleveland. O. Call# stacks 973.7471 E02r. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Robert T. McMahan Papers. Robert T. McMahan. 2nd O.V.C. 25th Ohio Independent Battery. 1832-?? Papers 1861-1864. 7 folders. Call# C3575. Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. University of Missouri / State Historical Society of Missouri. 23 Ellis Library. University of Missouri. Columbia. Missouri. 65201
- Conduct and Revolt in the Twenty-fifth Ohio. An Insiders Account. Robert McMahan. In: Ohio History. Summer-Autumn. pgs. 163-183. The Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 1995
- Reluctant Cannoneer. The Diary of Robert T. McMahan of the 25th Independent Ohio Light Artillery. Robert T. McMahan. Co. E 2nd OVC. 25th Ohio Independent Battery. Edited by Michael Banasik. 360 pgs. Paperback. Volume II in Series "Unwritten Chapters of the Civil War West of the River." Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop. Iowa City. Iowa. 2000
- Guidon of the 25th Independent Battery, O.V.L.A. Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
HistoryTwenty-Fifth Ohio Independent Battery, Captain Julius L. Hadley, organized with men from the Second Ohio Cavalry, at Fort Scott, Southern Kansas, in August, 1862, as the Third Kansas Battery; served with the Army of the Frontier in Missouri the year out; organized as Twenty-Fifth Ohio January 22, 1863; served in Arkansas and Missouri through the vear; mustered as veteran organization January 20, 1864; furloughed, and returned to duty at Little Rock, Arkansas, March 17, 1864, assigned to cavalry division, Seventh Army Corps - camped at Little Rock, fall and winter 1864-65; March 24, 1865, assigned to First Division, Seventh Army Corps; remained at Little Rock until ordered home; discharged at Columbus, Ohio, December 12, 1865, Captain Hadley still commanding; participated in thirteen battles and marched 6,351 miles.
From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty
From Dyer's Compendium25th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized by detachment from 2nd Ohio Cavalry at Fort Scott, Kansas. August 27, 1862. First designated 3rd Kansas Independent Battery. Organized as 25th Ohio Battery February 17, 1863. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Frontier, October, 1862, to June, 1863. Artillery, Cavalry Division, District Southeast Missouri, Dept. of Missouri, to August, 1863. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Arkansas Expedition, to January, 1864. Columbus, Ohio, to April, 1864. Artillery, 3rd Division, 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Arkansas, to May, 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, 7th Army Corps, to February, 1865. Artillery, Cavalry Division, 7th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Garrison Artillery, Little Rock, Ark., Dept. of Arkansas, to December, 1865.
SERVICE.--Blount's Campaign in Missouri and Arkansas September 17-December 10, 1862. Expedition to Sarcoxie September 17-25. Reconnoissance to Newtonia September 29-31. Action at Newtonia September 30. Occupation of Newtonia October 4. Cane Hill November 29. Battle of Prairie Grove, Ark., December 7. Expedition to Van Buren, Ark., December 27-29. March over Ozark and Boston Mountains to Cane Creek, Mo., January 1-10, 1863. Moved to Camp Solomon February 27. Campaign against Marmaduke March and April. Ordered to Rolla, Mo., May 22 and refitting till June 26. Moved to Pilot Knob, Mo., June 26, and reported to General Davidson. Expedition against Price and Marmaduke in Arkansas. March to Clarendon, Ark., on White River July 1-August 8. Grand Prairie August 17. Steele's Expedition against Little Rock August 18-September 10. Bayou Metoe or Reed's Bridge August 27. Bayou Fourche and capture of Little Rock September 10. Duty at Little Rock till November. Ferry's Ford October 7. Duty at Benton, Pine Bluff, and Little Rock till January, 1864. Reconnoissance from Little Rock December 5-13, 1863. Reenlisted January 3, 1864. Moved to Columbus, Ohio, January 21-29. Return to Little Rock, Ark., March 17, and garrison duty there at Fort Steele till December, 1865. Mustered out December 12. 1865. Battery lost during service 23 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.
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