OHIO GENEALOGY EXPRESS
A Part of Genealogy
Ashland County, Ohio
History & Genealogy
WAR OF 1861 - 1865
1ST REGIMENT OHIO LIGHT ARTILLERY
Source: History of Ashland Co., OH, Publ. 1880
(Transcribed by Sharon Wick)
This regiment was composed of
twelve batteries, and mustered into service for three years, September
3, 1861. It was commanded by Colonel James Barnett.
The command was organized and equipped at Camp Dennison and sent to the
field. Battery D was principally raised in Ashland county.
Its officers were:
Captain Andrew Conkle
Senior First Lieutenant Paul H. Rohrbocher, resigned
January 1, 1862.
Junior First Lieutenant Lemuel P. Porter, promoted
First Senior Lieutenant January 1, 1862.
Senior Second Lieutenant William H. Pease, promoted
junior first lieutenant January 1, 1862.
Junior Second Lieutenant Henry C. L. Lloyd, promoted
senior second lieutenant January, 1862.
First Sergeant Nathaniel N.
Newell, promoted second junior lieutenant January 1, 1862.
Second Sergeant William O. Beebe, quartermaster
Third Sergeant Edward T. Pritchard, secretary.
Fourth Sergeant Joseph B. Charles, promoted captain in
1864 and resigned.
Fifth Sergeant Henry C. Grant.
Sixth Sergeant William J. Patterson.
Seventh Sergeant Josiah Brown.
Eighth Sergeant Moses Y. Ransom, promoted first
sergeant January 1, 1862.
Ninth Sergeant William Zimmerman
First Corporal George B. Newberry.
Second Corporal Joseph L. McLeaf.
Third Corporal John Patterson.
Fourth Corporal Cornelius Linehan, promoted to sergeant
November 1, 1862.
Fifth Corporal Henry Farnsworth, promoted sergeant
January 1, 1862.
Sixth Corporal Martin J. Bender.
Seventh Corporal Samuel C. Fry
Eighth Corporal Gates P. Carny.
Ninth Corporal Frederick Heitz.
Tenth Corporal John Starrett
Eleventh Corporal Edgar M. Baird.
Twelfth Corporal John B. Deshong.
Musicians Addison D. White and Frederick Neff.
Bugler John Brestel.
Wagon Artificers Charles Houp, John B. Lyons, and Adam
Thomas C. Atwater,
John F. Adams,
George H. Brown,
Frederick W. Boon,
Thomas B. Blackburn,
John R. Bennighoff,
David R. Buck,
Alexander H. Baldwin,
James L. Baker,
Henry A. Baker,
Orrin C. Baker,
Russell J. Butler,
William Boyd, Jr.
James H. Bateman,
Henry E. Butler,
James E. Chapman,
Peter G. Clark,
John L. Campbell,
Jacob A. Campbell,
John F. Cordell,
William E. Chamberlain,
George W. Curtiss,
Charles E. Curtiss,
George W. Cover,
Frederick T. Coffin,
Charles C. Carson,
Lawrence O. Craig,
William D. Cumberworth,
Franklin A. Daniels,
John H. Eldridge,
Edwin Fuller, Jr.,
Joseph H. Gould,
William N. Gaylord,
Amos E. Griffith,
Warren H. Goss,
Martin Gale, jr.,
Hiram T. Gilbert,
Aaron J. Hart,
Asa D. Hatch,
Edward G. Hinman,
Andrew W. Hall,
Jacob L. Hagenbuch,
Franklin H. Hitchcock,
Wayland S. Hough,
Rufus M. Hinman,
Burton J. Hoadley,
George A. James,
Josiah A. Kellogg,
John G. King,
Jared V. Kidney,
Charles E. Lewis,
William B. Lowery,
William R. Mooney,
James R. Neeley,
Zetus L. Numbers,
Edward T. Pritchard,
Levi D. Post,
Jesse A. Post,
Wilber F. Robinson,
John B. Rinear,
John F. Remmy,
Addison H. Richardson,
Timothy R. Sanford,
Leonard F. Sisenger,
St. Clair Steel,
Henry J. Slitt,
Charles H. Stearns,
Henry F. Steward,
James R. St. Clair,
Henry A. Thompson,
Martin A. Terrell,
Chauncey C. Vermilyn,
Wesley A. Wells,
William P. Wright,
David R. Watson,
James W. Whiting,
John H. Webster,
George W. Yanders,
The mortality list is as follows:
died Oct. 28, 1861
||June 12, 1862
|Frederick T. Coffin
||was killed in battle at Stone River, Tennessee
||died Jan. 17, 1863;
||died December 10, 1861;
||died February 5, 1862;
|Jacob L. Hagenbuch,
||died in hospital;
|William R. Mooney,
||died January 14, 1862;
|James R. Neely,
||died at Nashville, Tennessee;
|Chauncey C. Vermilya,
||died June 18, 1862;
||died March 11, 1862;
|Gates P. Carney,
||was discharged and has since died.
About one-half of the men in battery D were enlisted in Ashland county;
hence the whole roll has been copied that the strength of the battery
may be exhibited. Corporal John B. Deshong was promoted to
second lieutenant of battery D, and was transferred and promoted to
first lieutenant in battery H; and Sergeant William Zimmerman was
promoted to first lieutenant and transferred to battery G, of colored
troops. Sergeant Joseph B. Charles was promoted to captain,
and took command of battery H, colored troops.
Battery D left Camp Dennison in November, and reported
to Brigadier General William Nelson, in
Kentucky, and marched with his command up to Big Sandy to Piketon.
It returned to Louisville, and thence to Mumfordsville. In
February, 1862, the battery reported at Nashville and moved to
Pittsburgh Landing, thence to Corinth, Mississippi, and to Athens,
Alabama. In September it returned to Mumfordsville, where it was
captured by the Confederate forces, paroled and sent to Camp Chase, and
exchanged in January, 1863. The battery was reorganized at
Columbus, Ohio, and joined the Third brigade at Lexington, Kentucky, in
March. In June, 1863, it went on a raid to East Tennessee, under
Colonel Saunders and burned many bridges, a large amount of
ordnance and commissary stores. In July it marched with General
Burnside to Cumberland Gap, which was captured. In August and
September the battery went on a raid into Kentucky and Tennessee, with
Colonel Woolford's cavalry. It next marched to Knoxville
and participated in the siege. The battery re-enlisted and was
sent on a thirty-days' veteran furlough to Ohio. The ranks being
recruited in January, 1864, it marched to Atlanta, Georgia, and joined
the forces of General Sherman, and was in all the engagements of
that campaign. It was also in the battles of Franklin and
Nashville, and went to Wilmington, North Carolina and was finally
mustered out at Cleveland, Ohio, July 15, 1865.
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