23rd Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery (1861 - 1865)

Also Known As: Twenty-third Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery

Updated: August 07, 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. On June 13, 1861, the 23rd Ohio Independent Battery of Ohio Volunteer Artillery organized at Camp Clay at Pendleton, Ohio. The men in the battery were to serve three years.

In 1861, officials assigned the 23rd to the 2nd Regiment Kentucky Infantry. The 23rd served with the 2nd Kentucky until mustered out of service on July 10, 1865, at Louisville, Kentucky.

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