United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

The Battery lost 1 officer and 5 enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 14 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Cleveland, Marietta and Camp Dennison, Ohio under Capt. Wm. L. DeBeck
October 22 Mustered in
February Left State for West Virginia and attached to Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia
March Attached to Cheat Mountain District, Dept. of the Mountains
May 8
Battle of McDowell
May 28 Franklin
June 1-2 Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley, Strasburg and Staunton Road.
June 6 Harrisonburg
June 8
Cross Keys
June 9
Port Republic
June At Middletown. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia.
July At Sperryville
August 16-September 2 Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 22 Freeman’s Ford, Hazel River and Leary’s Ford
August 23-25 Waterloo Bridge
August 29 Battle of Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C. attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
September 25-28 Expedition from Centreville to Warrenton Junction and Bristoe Station
December 10-16 March to Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign, “Mud March”
March Attached to Reserve Artillery, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
May 11 Captain Lewis Heckman took command of the battery
June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3 Battle of GettysburgThe battery brought 118 men to the field serving four 12-pounder Napoleons.

From the monument:

Arriving about noon July 1, 1863 this battery Capt. Lewis Heckman commanding, went into position here in reserve. When the 11th Corps began to retire, it engaged the enemy with great gallantry. After severe loss it was withdrawn. Casualties: 2 killed, 11 wounded, 2 missing.

July-September Duty on line of the Rappahannock
September 24-October 3 Moved to Bridgeport, Alabama, transferred to Army of the Cumberland
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23-24 Lookout Mountain
November 25 Mission Ridge
December Assigned to Reserve Artillery and Garrison duty at Bridgeport and Stevenson, Ala., Dept. of the Cumberland
May Stevenson, Ala., District of North Alabama, Dept. of the Cumberland
October Attached to 3rd Brigade, Defences Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland
March Assigned to Post of Stevenson, Ala., Dept. of the Cumberland
July 3 Ordered home
July 17 Mustered out