: Carte de visite portrait of Corporal William Hanks, who enlisted in the Union Army as a private on August 20, 1861 in Springfield, Ohio. On September 5, 1861, he was mustered into the Ohio 16th Light Artillery. He was promoted to Corporal in 1863, and mustered out on September 5, 1864 in Columbus, Ohio. The 16th Independent Battery of the Ohio Light Artillery was formed under Captain James Anderson Mitchell, and was attached to the 1st Division, District of Southeast Missouri, Department of the Missouri until May 1862. The 16th Battery joined General Samuel Ryan Curtis’ army at Batesville and then marched to Helena on July 15th. In 1863 they moved to Vicksburg to join General Ulysses S. Grant’s army and fought in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hill, and the Siege of Vicksburg. The 16th Independent Battery mustered out on August 2, 1865, at Camp Chase.
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: MSS1503AV_B01F19_Hanks Subjects
: Ohio--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Soldiers--Ohio--Photographs; Military life Places
: Springfield (Ohio); Clark County (Ohio)