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1st Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery

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1st Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery Soldier Roster - Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, Volume 10, by Ohio Roster Commission (Joseph B. Foraker, Governor, James S. Robinson, Sec'y of State and H. A. Axline, Adjutant-General), 1886     View Entire Book

Regimental History
First Independent Battery Light Artillery. Capts., James R. McMullin, George P. Kirtland; First Lieuts., George L. Crome, Robert C. Smith, Isaac C. Fair, Charles H. Fee, Dennis J. Ryan; Second Lieuts., George H. McClung, John R. Hooker, John M. McCleary. This battery was mustered into service on Aug. 6, 1861, at Camp Chase, by Howard Stansberry, U. S. army mustering officer, to serve for three years. Its first service was in western Virginia, with Gen. Cox, on the Kanawha and Gauley rivers. Then it was transferred to the column under Gen. Rosecrans' personal command and performed valuable service at Carnifix ferry. Remaining in West Virginia, it served with the Kanawha brigade and with it was temporarily transferred to the Army of the Potomac to assist in the battles of South mountain and Antietam. It continued to serve in West Virginia until June, 1864, when it moved with the Federal forces under Gen. Hunter and met the enemy at Lexington, where a brisk fight ensued, in which the battery took a prominent part, shelling the enemy vigorously and being very efficient in dislodging the Confederate sharpshooters from the observatory of the Lexington military institute. The battery lost but 1 man killed in this affair. It participated in the disastrous retreat from Lynchburg. From Parkersburg it marched in July with Gen. Averell's brigade toward Winchester and at Stephenson's depot, 4 miles out of Winchester, had an engagement with Gen. Ramseur's Confederate division, defeating it and taking 150 prisoners and 4 pieces of artillery. Four days later it participated in the battle of Winchester and was included in the subsequent retreat. On the expiration of its term of service the original members, except veterans, were mustered out and the organization composed of veterans and recruits was retained in service until June 26, 1865, when it was mustered out at Columbus, Ohio.

Footnotes:
Regimental history taken from "The Union Army" by Federal Publishing Company, 1908 - Volume 2

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