Siege of Corinth artillery question

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Hello everybody, I have a question about two Union artillery batteries in the Army of the Tennessee. I was wondering if anyone might be able to tell me how many guns were in Cogswell's Illinois Battery and how many guns were in Battery C of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery during the siege of Corinth, Mississippi campaign in May 1862. Many thanks to whomever can shed some light on this, I've looked all over and am having no luck.
 

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Thanks Drezak, it shows Bty. C of 1st Ohio Light Arty. as having six pieces as of June 1863 which makes sense. I've since found that as of October 0f 1862 at Perryville this battery also had six pieces (pg. 385 of Noe's Perryville: This Grand Havoc of Battle) and as early as January '62 when it fought in Kentucky at Mill Springs it also had six pieces (http://www.millsprings.net/index.php/2013-10-01-18-24-22/order-of-battle) so it seems almost certain that in May of '62 it had six cannon as well. As for Cogswell's Illinois battery I've since found that it had four James rifles in December '62

https://markerhunter.wordpress.com/tag/cogswells-independent-illinois-battery/

and on pg. 169 of The Past and Present of La Salle County, Illinois it says that it only left for Pittsburg Landing on 8 April thus it missed the Battle of Shiloh meaning it lost no guns there, and with it having four pieces as of December '62 and having lost no guns at Shiloh I am guessing it is most likely that it had four pieces at the time of the siege of Corinth.
 

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