1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery H
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
- Recruiting Notices. The Toledo Blade. October 9 and 11, 1861. Toledo, Ohio 1861
- Letter to Mother. by William E. Ewing. The Toledo Blade. July 11, 1863. Page 2. Toledo, Ohio 1863
- Letter to Blade. The Toledo Blade. July 18, 1863. Page 2. Toledo, Ohio 1863
- Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, from Winchester to Port Republic, March 10 to June 9, 1862. by James F. Huntington. Captain. Battery H. First Regiment Light Artillery. Ohio. Papers of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts. (PMHSM). Vol. II. pgs. 301-337. 1868
- Letter of Capt. James F. Huntington, Boston, June 6, 1878. James F. Huntington. In: The Bachelder Papers, Volume I. pgs. 622-623. Morningside Press. Dayton. Ohio. 1994
- The National Tribune: Port Republic. John T. Covert. October 30, 1884
- The National Tribune: Port Republic. John T. Covert. January 1, 1885
- Letter of Second Lt. William E. Parmlee, Toledo, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1885. William E. Parmlee. In: The Bachelder Papers, Volume II. pgs. 1126-1127. Morningside Press. Dayton. Ohio. 1994
- The National Tribune: At Gettysburg. The Experiences of an Ohio Artilleryman. by W.E. Parmelee. September 2, 1886
Reprinted in: Fighting Them Over - How The Veterans Remembered Gettysburg In The Pages Of The National Tribune. pgs. 407-411. Butternut and Blue. Baltimore. 1998
- Operations in the Shenandoah Valley, from Winchester to Port Republic, 1862. by James Freeman Huntington. PMHSM. Vol. VI. pps. 1-29. 1888
- The National Tribune: In The Valley. James F. Huntington. September 5, 1889. The Valley 1862
- Reminiscences of Shield's Division, Spring of 1862, Toledo Post, No, 107, Wednesday, March 26, 1890, by W. Corlett. W. Corlett. In: The Ohio Soldier. pgs. 273-274. Number 106. Vol. 3. No. 18. April 12, 1890
- The Last Days of the Rebellion. John Pray. In: The Ohio Soldier and National Pickett Guard. pgs. 241-243. Number 130. Vol. 4. No. 16. March 14, 1891
- The Last Days of the Rebellion. John Pray. In: The Ohio Soldier and National Pickett Guard. pgs. 258-260. Number 130. Vol. 4. No. 17. March 28, 1891
- The Battle of Chancellorsville. by Brevet Major James F. Huntington. PMHSM. Vol. III. pps. 150-191. 1897
- Character of Lincoln. An Address Delivered by Colonel Wm. Corlett, Toledo Post, G.A.R. Batt. H., 1st O.V.L.A. W. Corlett. In: The Ohio Soldier. pgs. 337-338. Number 303. Vol. 13. No. 22. June 18, 1898
- The National Tribune: Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Art. W.H. Styer. October 1, 1908. Kernstown
- The Artillery at Hazel Grove. James F. Huntington. In Battles & Leaders of the Civil War. p. 188. Vol. III. Yoseloff. NY. 1956
- The Civil War Diary of Orin G. Dority, Part 1. Corporal Orin G. Dority. Starts pg 7. Northwest Ohio Quarterly. Vol. 37.1. Winter. 1964-65
- The Civil War Diary of Orin G. Dority, Part 2. Corporal Orin G. Dority. Starts pg 104. Northwest Ohio Quarterly. Vol. 37.3. Summer. 1965
- 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
- Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Artillery in Virginia, 1864-1865. by Rolland J. Gladieux. Based on letters by James Dennison Cook. 1840-1892. Buffalo Printing Co. Eggertsville, NY 1982. Located at: State Library of Ohio. E601. G53 X
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Artillery: Controversy in the Cemetery. by Edward C. Browne, Jr. In: The Gettysburg Magazine. pgs. 114-128. Issue 26. Morningside Bookshop. Dayton. Ohio. January. 2002
- Buckeye Blood: Ohio at Gettysburg. by Richard A. Baumgartner. 254 pgs. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 2003
- Battery H, First Ohio Light Artillery: The James Barnett Papers; General James Barnett, Captain James Huntington, and Second Lieutenant William Parmellee Jr. by Edward C. Browne, Jr. 202 pgs. Paperback. Little Miami Publishing Company. Milford. Ohio. 2009
- The Men of Battery H: An Enhanced Roster of Battery H First Ohio Light Artillery. by Jerry Devol, Edward C. Browne, Jr. and Kathleen Jones. 396 pgs. Hardcover. Lulu. Raleigh. N.C. 2011
- Battery H First Ohio Light Artillery. by Edward C. Browne, Jr. 379 pgs. Paperback. Lulu. Raleigh. N.C. 2012
Pvt. John Wellspring Co H 1st OVLA
Born: Vancauten Dorchestershire England 1819
Buried: Putnam Cemetery Devol's Dam Ohio
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 "H" 1st Regiment Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, and mustered in November 7, 1861. Left State for Parkersburg, W. Va., January 20, 1862. Attached to Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. Artillery, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. Artillery, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Shenandoah, to June, 1862. Alexandria, Va., Military District of Washington, D.C., to October, 1862. Artillery, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1863. 1st Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1863. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 4th Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863. Artillery Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1863. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to February, 1864. 2nd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to April, 1864. 3rd Volunteer Brigade, Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to May, 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1864. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to December. 1864. Artillery Brigade, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1865. Artillery Reserve, Army of the Potomac, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.---Moved from Parkersburg, W. Va., to Paw Paw Tunnel January, 1862, and duty there till March. Advance on Winchester March 7-15. Action at Strasburg March 19. Battle of Winchester March 23. Occupation of Mt. Jackson April 17. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Moved to Alexandria June 29 and duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till October 17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., October 17. Advance up Loudoun Valley and movement to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 17. Battle of Fredericksburg, Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth till April, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.), Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Advance from the Rappahannock to the Rapidan September 13-17. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Bristoe Station October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-21; North Anna River May 23-27. Line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Fall of Petersburg April 2, 1865. Ordered to Cleveland, Ohio, for muster out June 5. Mustered out June 17, 1865. Battery lost during service 10 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 22 Enlisted men by disease. Total 32.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
Thanks to Ed Keen from the Toledo CWRT for a few of the sources on this page.
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