13th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery (1862)

Also Known As: Thirteenth Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery

Updated: August 06, 2011

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units.

In the American Civil War, Ohio provided the federal government with 260 regiments of men, including infantry, artillery, and cavalry units. Ohioans also served in several other regiments from other states, most notably from Kentucky, West Virginia, and Massachusetts, as well as in federal units. Almost 330,000 Ohio men, including 5,092 African Americans, served in the Union military during the conflict.

Artillery batteries formed in Ohio became known as batteries of Ohio Volunteer Artillery. They served for varying lengths of time, averaging one hundred days to three years. Although the 13th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery never reached full strength, the organization mustered into service on February 16, 1862.

The 13th advanced to Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee, where the battery participated in the Battle of Shiloh (April 6 and 7, 1862). On the engagement's first day, Confederate forces captured all of the battery's artillery pieces. The 13th had no men killed in this battle. Due to the 13th having an insufficient number of men, on April 20, 1862, officials disbanded the battery and placed its soldiers in the 7th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery, the 10th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery, and the 14th Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery.

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