The 19TH OHIO INDEPENDENT BATTERY, 1862-65, was mustered into federal service in the CIVIL WAR at Camp Cleveland (see CIVIL WAR CAMPS IN CLEVELAND) for 3 years on 10 Sept. 1862. It remained in Cleveland until movement to Lexington, Kentucky on 6 Oct. From Kentucky to Georgia, the 19th Ohio was involved in numerous battles and campaigns, and was assigned to multiple armies and departments. They assisted in the pursuit of General John Hunt Morgan’s Confederate cavalry, following the enemy all the way to Steubenville, Ohio. Among others, the 19th battery fought in the battles of Resaca, Kenesaw Mountain, Jonesboro, Franklin, and Nashville, and was part of the siege of Atlanta.

The 19th Ohio Independent Battery completed the war assigned to the Dept. of North Carolina. There is a small discrepancy over the time and place of mustering out. Most sources, including the National Park Service’s Soldiers and Sailors Database, state that the battery was mustered out at Salisbury, NC, 28 June 1865. However, the Official Roster of Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, from 1886, gives the time and place as 27 June 1865, at Camp Cleveland. Losses were listed as 2 enlisted men dead from hostile causes and 7 enlisted men from disease.

Unit Assignments:

Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio Oct. - Dec. 1862
Artillery, 2d Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio Dec. 1862 - Jan. 1863
District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio Jan. - June 1863
2d Brigade, 4th Division, 23d Army Corps, Army of Ohio June - July 1863
2d Brigade, 1st Division, 23d Army Corps July - Aug. 1863
Reserve Artillery, 23rd Army Corps Aug. 1863 - Jan. 1864
1st Brigade, 3d Division, 23rd Army Corps Jan. - Apr. 1864
Artillery, 2d Division, 23d Army Corps Apr. 1864 - Feb. 1865
Artillery, 2d Division, 23d Army Corps, Dept. of North Carolina Feb. - June 1865


Updated by Meghan Schill

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Finding aid for the Nineteenth Ohio Battery Association Records. WRHS.


Tracie, Theodore C. Annals of the Nineteenth Ohio Battery Volunteer Artillery (1878).



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