6th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

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This Battery was organized November 20, 1861, under Captain Cullen Bradley, and attached to the Sherman Brigade. It comprised four two pound Parrott guns and two six pound Rodmans, and went to the field in December joining Buell's army in Kentucky. It engaged the enemy at Mill Springs, and in April, 1862, joined Halleck's advance on Corinth. In September it moved north in pursuit of Bragg and was present at the battle of Perryville. In December the Battery took an active part in the battle of Stone River, and in September, 1863, it fought at Chickamauga, firing nearly 400 rounds. It was present at Mission Ridge, and in the spring of 1864 followed Sherman's victorious march on Atlanta, taking active part in all the battles and siege operations. It followed Hood north and participated in the battles of Franklin and Nashville and joined in the pursuit south as far as Huntsville, Alabama. It remained at Huntsville until the close of the war and was finally mustered out September 1, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

6th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, Ohio, November 20, 1861. Mustered in December 10, 1861. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., December 15; thence to Nolin River, Ky., and duty at Camp Dick Robinson till January 12, 1862. Attached to 5th Division, Army of Ohio, December, 1861, to March, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of Ohio, to June, 1862. Artillery, 6th Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. Dept. of Louisiana to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved to Columbia, Ky., January 12, 1862; thence to Jimtown and Camp Green and duty blockading Cumberland River till March 14. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., March 15-19. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 25-April 10. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Buell's Campaign in North Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. At Stevenson, Ala., June 18-August 21. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-17. Harrodsburg, Ky., October 11. Danville October 14. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 17-November 6, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Lookout Valley September 7-8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Garrison, Fort Wood, and in Reserve. Reenlisted December 12, 1863. Veterans on furlough January, 1864. Non-Veterans attached to 20th Ohio Battery. Reconnoissance of Dalton February 22-27, 1864. Rocky Face Ridge and Buzzard's Roost Gap February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood Into Alabama October 3-23. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., October 23. Temporarily attached to 23rd Army Corps. Nashville Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till February 1. Expedition to Eastport, Miss., February 1-9. Operations in East Tennessee March-April. At Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 19, and duty in the Dept. of Louisiana till August. Mustered out at Camp Chase, Ohio, September 1, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 34 Enlisted men by disease. Total 43.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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