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Brief History

The 1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery mustered in between August and December 1861 at various places in Ohio.  They were mustered out June through August 1865. [1]

The 1st Ohio Artillery Militia was organized before the Civil War began, under Colonel James Barnett. After serving three months in West Virginia, it was mustered for three years. Each battery has a separate history, since each served almost independently. This regiment was involved in  nearly all of the great battles of the war.[2] See also 1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery Militia (3 months, 1861).

Companies in this Regiment with the Counties of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.

The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors database lists 5339 men on its roster for this unit. Roster.

Field and Staff Officers' See-  Roster

Regimental Band - See Roster

For histories from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part I Revised, on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War site, see links below.

  • Battery A - Many men were recruited from Portage County and Stark County. See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: September 6, 1861 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 31, 1865 at District of Middle Tennessee
  • Battery B - Many men from Cuyahoga County[3] .  See Roster.
    History.
    Mustered in: October 8, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 22, 1865 at Bridgeport, Alabama.
  • Battery C - Many men from Geauga County and Lake County[4].   See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: September 9, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: June 15, 1865 at Washington, D. C.
  • Battery E - Many men from Morrow County[6] .  See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: October 7, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 10, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Battery F - Many men were recruited from Clermont County[7].   See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: August, 1861 at Camp Lucas, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 22, 1865 at District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland.
  • Battery H - Many men from Lucas County[9].   See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: December 17, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: August 31, 1865. Ordered home for muster out.
  • Battery I - Many men were recruited in Hamilton County[10]. See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: December 3, 1861 at Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: June 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Battery L -  Many men were from Scioto County[12].  See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: October 8, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 4, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
  • Battery M - Many men were from Auglaize County, Shelby County, and Miami County.[13], Ohio.      See Roster
    History.
    Mustered in: December 3, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Mustered out: December 17, 1864 at Mustered out (Non-Veterans) at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Consolidated with Battery "I," 1st Ohio Light Artillery, April 11, 1865.

Other Sources

  • Beginning United States Civil War Research gives steps for finding information about a Civil War soldier. It covers the major records that should be used. Additional records are described in ‘Ohio in the Civil War’ and ‘United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865’ (see below).
  • National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, is searchable by soldier's name and state. It contains basic facts about soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, a list of regiments, descriptions of significant battles, sources of the information, and suggestions for where to find additional information.
  • Ohio in the Civil War describes many Confederate and Union sources, specifically for Ohio, and how to find them.. These include compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • United States Civil War, 1861 to 1865 describes and explains United States and Confederate States records, rather than state records, and how to find them. These include veterans’ censuses, compiled service records, pension records, rosters, cemetery records, Internet databases, published books, etc.
  • Browne, Edward C., Jr. Battery H, First Ohio Light Artillery : the James Barnett papers, General James Barnett, Captain James Huntington and Second Lieutenant William Parmelee, Jr. (Milford, Ohio : Little Miami Pub. Co., c2009), FHL book 977.1 M2bec
  • Cutler, O. P. Our Battery, or The journal of Company B, First Ohio Volunteer Artillery. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL film 1688761 Item 1
  • Cutter, Orlando Phelps. Our battery, or, The journal of Company B, 1st O. V. A. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118098
  • Davidson, Henry M. History of Battery A, First Regiment of Ohio Vol. Light Artillery. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993) FHL Fiche 6118097 and (Washington [District of Columbia] : Filmed by the Library of Congress Photo duplication Service, 1982) FHL Film 1491091 and Fourteen months in Southern prisons : being a narrative of the treatment of federal prisoners of war in the rebel military prisons of Richmond, Danville, Andersonville, Savannah, and Millen. Describing the author's escape with two comrades, from Andersonville and the bloodhounds, his adventures during a fourteen nights march in the swamps of Western Georgia, and his subsequent recapture, to which is added a large list of those who have died in various prisons in the Confederacy. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118096
  • Dick, Mr.  First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery : report to the Committee on Military Affairs, 56th Congress, 1st session, House of Representatives, April 14, 1900. Report no. 1008. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988) FHL Film 1688761 Item 4
  • Frey, Samuel Cordell. Battered destinies : story of Battery D, Civil War, 1861-1865. (Pasadena, Texas : Infotrans Press, c1996), FHL book 977.1 M2f
  • United States. Army. Ohio Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865), Reminiscences of the Cleveland light artillery, First Ohio Volunteer light artillery. (Columbus, Ohio : Ohio Historical Society, 1988), FHL file 1688761 Item 5
  • United States. Army. Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865), 16th Battery. History of the Sixteenth Battery of Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery, U.S. A., from enlistment, August 20, 1861 to muster out, August 2, 1865 : compiled from diaries of comrades, the best recollections of survivors, and official records. (Washington [District of Columbia] : Library of Congress, Photoduplication Service, 1988) FHL Film 1550334 and Reminiscences of the Cleveland Light Artillery. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL fiche 6118095
  • United States. Army. Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865), Battery D. A military record of Battery D, First Ohio Veteran Volunteers, Light Artillery. (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1993), FHL Fiche 6118099 

References

  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.
  2. Larry Stevens, comp. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, Cotter's Battery. (Accessed 3 August 20120.
  3. Orlando P. Cutter, Our Battery or the Journal of Company B, 1st OVA, (Cleveland : Nevin's Book and Job Print. Establishment, 1864), page 5. Internet Archive.
  4. Albert G. Riddle, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 54. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL
  5. A Military Record of Battery D, First Ohio Veteran Volunteers Light Artillery, (Oil City, PA: s.n., 1906), page 11. Internet Archive.
  6. Abraham J Baughman, Robert Franklin Bartlett, History of Morrow County Ohio, (Chicago - New York: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1911), page 171. - internet Archives. FHL Film 1000334 Items 4-5
  7. "Battery F, 1st Regiment Ohio Light Artillery (Federal Organization)," [<http://www.ohiocivilwarcentral.com/entry.php?rec=802> Ohio Civil War Central]accessed 13 Aug 2014
  8. Albert G. Riddle, History of Geauga and Lake Counties, Ohio: with Illustrations and Biographical Sketches of its Pioneers and Most Prominent Men, (Evansville, Indiana: Unigraphic, 1973. Reprint of original published: Philadelphia: Williams Bros., 1878), page 54. FHL Q book 977.133 H2wiL
  9. Clark Waggoner, Editor, History of the City of Toledo and Lucas County, Ohio, (New York and Toledo:Munsell and Company, Publishers, 1888), page 209. - Internet Archives
  10. Ohio Civil War Central "Battery I, 1st Regiment Ohio Light Artillery (Federal Organization)," .Accessed 13 Aug 2014
  11. "Battery K, 1st Regiment Ohio Light Artillery (Federal Organization)." (2014) Ohio Civil War Central. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  12. Portsmouth Public Library. Scioto in the Civil War.
  13. Battery M, 1st Regiment Ohio Light Artillery (Federal Organization)." (2014)Retrieved August 6, 2014, from Ohio Civil War Central:


 

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