Artillery Units: 21st Ohio Battery, Independent Light Artillery

Artillery units were recruited from all over the state. Those represented in detail here are the ones recruited primarily from northwest Ohio counties. The roster listings here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers.

21st Independent Battery, OVLA

This Battery was mustered into service April 29, 1863, at Camp Dennison, Ohio by J. R. Paxton, Captain 15th Infantry, US Army. On the 8th of May [1863], four of its guns, under command of Captain J. W. Patterson, were sent to West Virginia, and after an arduous campaign were ordered back to Camp Dennison, Ohio. On the 20th of May [1863] the Battery was placed on board the gunboat Exchange, as guard to Vallandigham, who had been banished by the President to the Rebel States. It went as far as Louisville, KY, and was then brought back to Camp Dennison, Ohio. The battery was engaged in the pursuit of Morgan's raid through Indiana and Ohio. On September 23, 1863, the Battery started for Camp Nelson, KY, and from there to Greenville, TN. It took part in the engagement at Walker's Ford, TN, December 2, 1863. The Battery continued on duty in Tennessee and Alabama, performing guard duty until the end of the war. It was mustered out July 21, 1865 at Camp Cleveland, Ohio by Simon Ramsey, Major and ADC.



Harrison L. Holloway

Non-Commissioned Officers and Enlisted Personnel

William D. Munn