1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery B
Standardt's Ohio Battery

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


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 "B" 1st Regiment Light Artillery. Battery organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in October 8, 1861. Ordered to Camp Dick Robinson, Ky. Attached to 1st Division, Army of Ohio, to March, 1862. 7th Independent Brigade, Army of Ohio, to July, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, Army of Ohio, to September, 1862. Artillery, 4th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Ohio, to November, 1862. Artillery, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. Artillery, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Division, Artillery Reserve, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1864. Artillery, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Garrison Artillery, Bridgeport, Ala., Dept. of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Action at Rockcastle Hills or Camp Wildcat, Ky., October 21, 1861. Duty at Fishing Creek November 5, 1861, to January 17, 1862. Action at Logan's Cross Roads, Ky., January 19. Battle of Mill Springs January 20. At Somerset, Ky., till February 10. Movement to Nashville, Tenn., February 10-March 4. Expedition to Rodgersville May 13-14. Lambs Ferry, Ala., May 14. Action at Chattanooga June 7. Engaged by sections in Expeditions through Middle Tennessee till July 10. Moved to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 18. March in pursuit of Bragg to Louisville, Ky., September 3-22. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-10. Battle of Perryville, Ky, October 8 (Reserve). Pursuit of Bragg to Loudon October 10-22. Wild Cat October 17. Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 22-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Outpost duty at Cripple Creek January 7 to June 24. Expedition to Woodbury April 2. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 24-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Mission Ridge November 24-25. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., December 4, and duty there till March, 1864. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., March 26, and garrison duty there till July, 1865. Elrod's Tan Yard January 27, 1865 (Detachment). Mustered out July 22, 1865. Battery lost during service 11 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 28 Enlisted men by disease. Total 40.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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