1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Organized 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 Compendium

Battery "G" 1st Regiment Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, and mustered in December 17, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., February 10, 1862; thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 27. Attached to 5th Division, Army of Ohio, to June, 1862. Artillery Reserve, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 8th Division, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division (Centre), 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to October, 1863. 1st Division, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. 2nd Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1864. Unattached Artillery, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1864. Artillery Post of Chattanooga, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to November, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6, 1862. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville May 31-June 10. Movement to Athens, Ala., June 10-30, and duty there till August. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., August 19. Siege of Nashville September to November. Repulse of Forest's attack on Edgefield November 5. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25; Mission Ridge November 24-25. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 2, and duty there till August, 1864. Battery veteranize January 4, 1864. March to relief of Fort Donelson, Tenn., March 3-12. Spring Hill March 9. Rutherford Creek March 10. Duck River March 11. Ordered to join army in the field August, 1864. Rousseau's pursuit of Wheeler September 1-8. Lavergne September 1. Franklin September 2. Campbellsville September 5. Expedition after Forest. Pulaski September 26-27. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Rutherford Creek December 19. At Huntsville, Ala., till March, 1865. Expedition to Bull's Gap and operations in East Tennessee March 20-April 5. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16. Ordered home for muster out August 31, 1865. Battery lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 26 Enlisted men by disease. Total 33.

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