14th Ohio Battery

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14th Ohio Independent Battery
Active September 10, 1861, to August 11, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Artillery
Equipment 4 6-pdr Wiard rifles, 2 12-pdr Wiard rifles
Engagements Battle of Shiloh
Siege of Corinth
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Dallas
Battle of New Hope Church
Battle of Allatoona
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Atlanta
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
Battle of Nashville

14th Ohio Independent Battery was an artillery battery that served in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The battery was organized in Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in September 10, 1861, for a three-year enlistment under Captain Jerome B. Burrows, on December 9, 1864 Captain William Cary Myers became commander of the Battery and was with the unit until it mustered out of service in August 1865.

The battery was attached to 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July 1862. Artillery, 1st Division, District of Jackson, Tennessee, to November 1862. Artillery, District of Jackson, Tennessee, XIII Corps, Department of the Tennessee, to December 1862. Artillery, District of Jackson, Tennessee, XVI Corps, to March 1863. Artillery, 3rd Division, XVI Corps, to June 1863. District of Corinth, Mississippi, 2nd Division, XVI Corps, to January 1864. Artillery, 4th Division, XVI Corps, to September 1864. Artillery, 1st Division, XVII Corps, to November 1864. Artillery Post, Nashville, Tennessee, to November 1864. Artillery, 7th Division, Wilson's Cavalry Corps, Military Division Mississippi, to February 1865. Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division, Department of the Gulf, to June 1865. Department of Mississippi, to July 1865.

The 14th Ohio Battery mustered out of service on August 11, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

The Battery moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, January 1, 1862, to St. Louis, Missouri on February 9 and then to Cairo, Illinois, and to Paducah, Kentucky on February 13.

The unit participated in the Battle of Shiloh, April 6–7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Mississippi, April 29-May 30. March to Jackson, Tennessee, and duty there until June 2, 1863. Moved to Corinth, Mississippi, and duty there until November 2, 1863. Moved to Lynnville, Tennessee, and duty there until March 13, 1864. Reenlisted January 1, 1864.

Atlanta Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864. Demonstrations onResaca May 8–13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9, near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14–15. Advance on Dallas May 18–25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church, and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kennesaw Mountain June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2–5. Ruff's Mills July 3–4. Chattahoochie River July 6–17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy's Station September 2–6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3–26.

The unit was ordered to Nashville, Tennessee, on October 24 and participated in the Battle of Nashville December 15–16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17–28. Hollow Tree Gap and Franklin December 17. West Harpeth River December 17. Richland Creek December 24. Sugar Creek, Pulaski, December 25–26. Moved to Huntsville, Alabama, then to Eastport, Miss, and duty there until February 6. Ordered to New Orleans, La. and duty there until April. Moved to Mobile Bay April 3–7. March to Greenville, Alabama, April 18–22; then to Eufala April 24–27, and to Montgomery May 5. March to Columbus, Mississippi, May 11–21, and duty there until July 27.

Casualties[edit]

The battery lost a total of 49 men during service; 11 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 37 enlisted men died due to disease.

Commanders[edit]

  • Captain Jerome B. Burrows
  • Captain William Cary Myers

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865, Compiled Under the Direction of the Roster Commission (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886-1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 9781154801965
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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