9th Ohio Independent Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

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P.D. Bishop's GAR Visiting Card


This Battery was organized October 11, 1861, under Captain Henry S. Wetmore and moved to Kentucky in December. It participated in the battle of Mill Springs under General Thomas, January 19, 1862, and in March moved to Cumberland Gap, taking part in the capture of that place in June. In September it followed in the retreat of General Morgan, guarding an ammunition train, and after a very severe march reached the Ohio River. During the year 1863 the Battery operated in Tennessee with the Army of the Cumberland. 1864 found the Battery defending railroads in Tennessee. It was on garrison duty at Bridgeport, Alabama from April 1864 to July 1865. The Battery was mustered out July 25, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

9th Independent Battery Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Wood, Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in October 11, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., December 17-20, and duty at Camp Gilbert, Louisville, till January 11, 1862. Attached to 12th Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio, to March, 1862. 24th Brigade, 7th Division, Army of the Ohio, to October, 1862. Unattached, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to December. 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1863. Coburn's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Coburn's Unattached Brigade, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. Artillery, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. 3rd Brigade, Defence Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Bridgeport, Ala., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to Somerset, Ky., January 11-17, 1862. March from Somerset to Loudon, thence to Cumberland Ford, January 30-February 16. Reconnoissance in force under General Carter to Cumberland Gap March 21-23. At Cumberland Ford March 23 to June 7. March to Powell Valley June 7-14. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 17, and operations in vicinity till September. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3 (in charge of ammunition trains). March to Lexington, Ky., October 27-31. March from Nicholasville to Danville December 10-11. Movement to intercept Morgan December 20-27. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 31, 1863, and duty there till March 6. Moved to Franklin March 6. Pursuit of Van Dorn to Columbia March 9-12. Return to Franklin April 8. Repulse of attack on Franklin April 10. Duty at Franklin till June 2. Moved to Triune June 2. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Moved to Salem, thence to Guy's Gap, June 23-29. Moved to Murfreesboro July 17, and duty there till September 5. At Tullahoma till April, 1864. March to Bridgeport April 23-27, and garrison duty there till July, 1865. Mustered out July 25, 1865. Battery lost during service 1 Enlisted man killed and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 23.

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

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