1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. in History of the Old Second Division, Army Of The Cumberland. by William Sumner Dodge. pgs. 35-37 of appendix. Church & Goodman. Chicago. 1864
- History of Battery A, First Regiment of Ohio Vol. Light Artillery. H.M. Davidson. 199 pgs. Daily Wisconsin Steam Printing House. Milwaukee. 1865. Call# 973.7471 G1d. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Fourteen Months in Southern Prisons. Being a Narrative of the Treatment of Federal Prisoners of War in the Rebel Military Prisons of Richmond, Danville, Savannah and Millen. ... H.M. Davidson. 393 pgs. Daily Wisconsin Printing House. Milwaukee. 1865. Call# Storage 973.771D28 c.0. Oberlin College. Oberlin. Ohio
- Prisoners of War and Military Prisons; Personal Narratives of Experience in the Prisons at Richmond, Danville, Macon, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Charleston, and Columbia ... with a list of officers who were prisoners of war from January 1, 1864. By Asa B. Isham, Henry M. Davidson and Henry B. Furness. Lyman & Cushing. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1890. Call# Main Library 973.771IS3 c.0 . Oberlin College. Oberlin. Ohio
- A.S. Bloomfield Civil War Letters. 1861-1865. A.S. Bloomfield. 1st Regiment, Battery A of the Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery. 1 Volume. Call# General VOL 967. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- James Barnett Papers. James Barnett. Army officer. Cleveland, Ohio. Concerns Barnett's service with the 1st Ohio Light Artillery in the Civil War. 4 boxes. Western Reserve Historical Society. History Library. Cleveland. Ohio
- Report of the ... Annual Reunion of Battery "A" Association. XXV-XXVI 1891-1892; XXVIII-XXXII 1894-1898; XXXIV-XLIII 1900-1909. Library of Congress. Washington DC
- National Tribune. Premonitions. Quincy A. Monroe. June 30th, 1910
- National Tribune. At Spring Hill. Arthur W. Scudder. April 6th, 1911
- National Tribune. Ohio Battery at Spring Hill. Arthur W. Scudder. April 27th, 1911
- National Tribune. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. John F. Knapp. April 27th, 1911
- National Tribune. 1st Ohio Battery At Spring Hill. Arthur W. Scudder. July 20th, 1911
- National Tribune. Peach Tree Creek. Quincy A. Monroe. October 14th, 1915
- National Tribune. What Was The Hour? Quincy A. Monroe. June 1st, 1916. Chickamauga
- National Tribune. At Spring Hill. Oliver F. Rhoades. November 29th, 1923
- National Tribune. Peachtree Creek Fight. David Yarian. November 4th, 1926
- Yanks From The South (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War : Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Fritz Haselberger. 323 pgs. Past Glories. Baltimore. Maryland. 1987
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Biography of James M. Walker. James M. Walker. Battery A 1st Ohio Light Artillery. Submitted by Kay and Larry Davidson. Placed on the web by Larry Stevens. 1999
- A Grassroots History of the American Civil War, Volume III: Captain Cotter's Battery. Compiled/written by Richard J. Staats. History of Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. 270 pgs. Paperback. Heritage Books Inc. Bowie. Maryland. 2002
- Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. American Civil War Reenactors Page. An educational organization that participates in Civil War reenactments and commemorations at the Ohio Statehouse and at other sites. Columbus. Ohio. 2003
- Alpheus S. Bloomfield Letters. Alpheus S. Bloomfield. Placed on the web by Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. American Civil War Reenactors. Columbus. Ohio. 2003
Wilbur F. Goodspeed Capt. & Major
Battery A 1st OVLA
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized as early as 1860, under the Ohio Militia laws, under Colonel James Barnett, it was ready for service when the war broke out. It consisted of twelve batteries, and after serving three months in West Virginia was mustered for three years September 3, 1861. Each Battery has a separate history, having served almost independently on different fields. Batteries A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and M followed the Army of the Cumberland under Buell to Shiloh, and took part in the battles of Stone River, Perryville, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. They engaged in the many battles in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and part joined Thomas in his hard fought battles about Franklin and Nashville. The others marched to the sea and through the Carolinas with Sherman. Batteries H and L fought all through the sanguinary battles of the Army of the Potomac, and Batteries I and K fought both east and west, having been transferred with Hooker's Corps to the west in 1863. This Regiment of Light Artillery has inscribed upon its banners nearly all of the great battles of the war, and part of it embraced a period of service of over five years.
From Dyer's CompendiumBattery "A," 1st Regiment Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Chase, Ohio, and mustered in September 6, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 25, thence to Camp Nevin, Ky., October 22. Attached to Thomas' Command, Camp Nevin, Ky., to November, 1861. Negley's Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, Ky., to December, 1861. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, 1st Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, to November, 1864. District of Nashville, Tenn., Dept. Cumberland, to March, 1865. 4th Sub-District, Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty on Green River, Ky., December 10, 1861, to February 13, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green and Nashville, Tenn., February 13-March 3. March to Duck River March 16-21, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 31-April 6. Battle of Shiloh April 7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Battle Creek, Ala., June 10-July 18, and duty there till August 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Siege of Munfordsville, Ky., September 14-17. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Lawrenceburg October 8. Dog Walk October 9. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 19-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Duck River Island April 26. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. Manchester July 1. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-October 18. Joined Gen. Spear at Sale Creek October 18. Action at Blythe's Ferry November 13. March through East Tennessee to Strawberry Plains November 28, 1863, to January 30, 1864. Duty in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesborg August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville, Tenn., Campaign November-December. In front of Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Moved captured cannon off the field December 17. Duty at Nashville and Gallatin, Tenn., and in District of Middle Tennessee till July. Mustered out July 31, 1865. Battery lost during service 15 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 33 Enlisted men by disease. Total 48.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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