1st Ohio Heavy Artillery
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
- Minutes and Registry. Twelfth Reunion. First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Jackson, O., September 16, 1897. 8 pgs. Standard-Journal Print. Jackson. Ohio. 1897
- First Ohio Heavy Artillery History. "Our Service in East Tennessee," 1864-65. By H.C. Miller, Historian. Paper read at Reunion at Gallipolis, Ohio, September 21st, 1899. NP Jackson. Ohio. 1899
- Incidents in the History of the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Broadside. Attributed to Hillborn C. Miller. Read at Gallopolis Reunion. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Minutes and Registry. Sixteenth Reunion of the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Chillicothe, Ohio, October 15, 1902. 9 pgs. N.P. Jackson. Ohio. 1902
- Minutes and Registry. Seventeenth Reunion of the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Jackson, Ohio, September 17, 1903. 12 pgs. N.P. Jackson. Ohio. 1903
- Minutes and Registry. Eighteenth Reunion of the First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Columbus, Ohio, September 1, 1904. 8 pgs. N.P. Jackson. Ohio. 1904
- First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Minutes and Registry. 19th Reunion, Columbus, September 6, 1905. 8 pgs. N.P. Jackson. Ohio. 1905
- First Ohio Heavy Artillery. Minutes and Registry. 20th Reunion, Columbus, September 5 and 6, 1906. 8 pgs. N.P. Jackson. Ohio. 1906
- National Tribune. The Gatling Guns at Knoxville. William W. Burnet. July 11th, 1907
- First Ohio Heavy Artillery 22nd Reunion Minutes and Registry. Jackson. Ohio. September 23 1909. 6 pgs. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Three Dozen Brothers and Some. William S. Matthews. July 29th, 1909
- First O.V.H.A., Company "M". This book written by the surviving members of Company M, First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery. NP. Toledo. Ohio. 1914
- First Ohio Heavy Artillery. 27th Reunion. Minutes and Registery. Ironton, Ohio. September 15, 1915. NA. NP. 3in. x 6in. 1915
- National Tribune. Ohio Battle Flags. William S. Matthews. July 13th, 1916
- First Regiment Ohio Volunteer Heavy Artillery. Civil War. A Scrap of History. Read at Gallipolis Reunion. September 27, 1917. Ordered Printed as Part of the Minutes. by H. C. Miller. Regimental Historian. Jackson. Ohio. by H.C. Miller. NP. 3in. x 6in. 1917
- First Ohio Heavy Artillery. 29th Year Book. Gallipolis, Ohio. September 27, 1917. NA. NP. 3in. x 6in. 1917
- Originally mustered into service as the 117th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Reorganized into the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery on August 12, 1863.
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
Image courtesy of Dave Ketterer in memory of his
G.Grandfather Jay Clay Smith and Co.M 1st OVHA
From Dyer's Compendium1st Regiment Heavy Artillery. Regiment organized at Portsmouth, Ohio, as the 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry September 15, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky October 2. Attached to District of Eastern Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, October, 1862, to February, 1863. Covington, Ky., District Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to August, 1863. Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Heavy Artillery May 2, 1863. District of North Central Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to April, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Ordered to Kentucky, October 2, 1862. Camp at Ashland, Ky., till January, 1863. Moved to Paintsville, Ky., thence to Covington, Ky., via Peach Orchard, Louisa and Catlettsburg, February, 1863. Constructing fortifications around Coverington and Newport, Ky., till August. Guard duty in Kentucky by detachments, Company "D" at Paris, Companies "F" and "I" at Lexington, "H," "K," "L," and "M" at Camp Nelson, till January, 1864. At Camp Burnside January 14 to February 19. March over mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., February 19-March 9 and duty there till June. On railroad guard duty in Tennessee till September. Murphy, N. C., June 28 (Cos. "C," "H," "L," "M"). Repulse of Wheeler's attacks on the Chattanooga, Knoxville & Virginia Railroad, August. Athens August 1 (Detachment). Pursuit of Confederates from Athens into North Carolina August 1-3. Murphy, N. C., August 2 (Cos. "C," "H," "L" and "M"). Detachments from Companies "C," "H," "L" and "M"). Sweetwater and Philadelphia August 20 (Detachments). Strawberry Plains, August 24. Gillem's Expedition from East Tennessee toward Southwestern Virginia September 20-October 17 (Cos. "B," "F," "G," "I" and "K"). Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., October 7, thence to Chattanooga October 11 and return to Cleveland October 19. Duty at Cleveland and Charleston till December. Foraging Expeditions on the French Broad and Chucky River in East Tennessee and North Carolina December, 1864, to January, 1865. Stoneman's Campaign in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina February to April, 1865. Duty in District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July. Mustered out July 25, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 171.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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