1st Regiment, Ohio Light Artillery

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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.

See County listings from Steve Ward's Buckeyes All, Part I Revised, on Larry Stevens' Ohio in the Civil War site.

  • Battery A - Cotter's Battery - History.
    Mustered in: September 6, 1861 at Camp Chase, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 31, 1865 at District of Middle Tennessee
  • Battery B - Standardt's Ohio Battery -  History.
    Mustered in: October 8, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 22, 1865 at Bridgeport, Alabama.
  • Battery C -  History.
    Mustered in: September 9, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: June 15, 1865 at Washington, D. C.
  • Battery D - History.
    Mustered in: September, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 15, 1865 at Raleigh and Greensboro, N. C.
  • Battery E - Edgerton's Battery -   History.
    Mustered in: October 7, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 10, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee.
  • Battery F - History.
    Mustered in: August, 1861 at Camp Lucas, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 22, 1865 at District of Northern Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland.
  • Battery G - History.
    Mustered in: November 7, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: June 17, 1865 at Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Battery H -  History.
    Mustered in: December 17, 1861 at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: August 31, 1865. Ordered home for muster out.
  • Battery I - History.
    Mustered in: December 3, 1861 at Cincinnati, Ohio.
    Mustered out: June 13, 1865 at Chattanooga, Tennessee.
  • Battery K -  History.
    Mustered in: October 22, 1861 at Cleveland, Marietta and Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 17, 1865. Ordered home July 3.
  • Battery L -  History.
    Mustered in: October 8, 1861 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
    Mustered out: July 4, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio.
  • Battery M - 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.

References


  1. National Park Service, The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System, (accessed 6 December 2010.
  2. Stevens, Larry, comp. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, Cotter's Battery. (Accessed 3 August 20120.