United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

Battery I of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery lost 1 officer and 13 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 15 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Cincinnati, Ohio, as a Company of Light Artillery
October -December Engaged in guarding the fortifications and approaches to Cincinatti, back of Newport, Ky., Mt. Adams and Price’s Hill
December 3 Organized and mustered in as Battery I
January 26 Left Cincinnati, Ohio, for Parkersburg, W. Va.
February 3 Moved to New Creek. Attached to Milroy’s Command, Cheat Mountain District, Va.
February 11-16 Expedition to Moorefield, Va.
February 12 Action at Moorefield
March 26 Moved to Clarksburg, Va., then to Beverly
April 25 Joined Milrow at Monterey, Dinwiddle Gap, Attached to Milroy’s Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains
May 7 Shenandoah Mountain
May 8
Battle of McDowell
May 26 Franklin
June Attached to 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Pope’s Army of Virginia
June 1 Strasburg
June 6 Harrisonburg
June 8
Cross Keys
June 9
Port Republic
June 10 Luray
June At Middletown
July 7 At Luray
August 16-
September 2
Pope’s Campaign in Northern Virginia
August 21-23 Fords of the Rappahannock
August 22 Freeman’s Ford and Hazel Run
August 28 Battle of Gainesville
August 29 Groveton
August 30
Second Battle of Bull Run
September Duty in the Defences of Washington and at Fairfax Court House attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
November 5-6 Manassas Gap
December 10-16 March to Fredericksburg, Va.
January 20-24 Burnside’s 2nd Campaign “Mud March”
April 27-May 6 Chancellorsville Campaign. Attached to Artillery Brigade, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville

Captain Dilger earned the Medal of Honor for his actions diring the battle.

June 11-July 24 Gettysburg Campaign
July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

From the monument on Howard Avenue:

This Battery Captain Hubert Dilger Commanding marched with the 11th Corps from Emmittsburg to Gettysburg July 1. At once upon arriving it advanced rapidly to the Carlisle Road and having taken position near this spot, immediately engaged the enemy.

Reenforced by Wheeler’s New York Battery Captain Dilger advanced twice from this position. Retired with the 11th Corps, but halted and again engaged the enemy before crossing the bridge into the town. During the remainder of the battle the Battery held the extreme right of Maj. Osborn’s line on Cemetery Hill. Loss 13 wounded.

From the marker in the National Cemetery:

July 1. Arrived at Gettysburg before noon and went unto position west of the Carlisle Road. Engaged with two Confederate batteries which were finally silenced with a loss of five gun carriages. A Confederate rifled battery having opened fire Wheeler’s Thirteenth New York Battery was added to the command of Capt. Dilger and a fierce artillery duel ensued. About 4 p.m. retired to take position on Cemetery Hill. One section was posted on Baltimore Street above the square in town to cover the retreating infantry until relieved by two pieces of Battery G Fourth U.S. Artillery. At 5 p.m. took position in the Cemetery next the Baltimore Pike facing westerly. Remained there until the close of the battle. One gun disabled.

Casualties wounded 13 men. 28 horses killed.

July-September On line of the Rappahannock
September 24-October 3 Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., transferred to the Army of the Cumberland
October 26-29 Reopening Tennessee River
October 28-29 Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn.
November 23-27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign; attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
November 23 Orchard Knob
November 24-25 Mission Ridge
December Duty at Chattanooga attached to Garrison Artillery, Chattanooga, Dept, of the Cumberland
April Artillery, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland
May 1 – September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8-11 Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 8-9 Buzzard’s Roost Gap
May 14-15 Battle of Resaca
May 18-25 Advance on Dallas
May 25-June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
May 27 Pickett’s Mills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain
June 11-14 Pine Hill
June 15-17 Lost Mountain
June 27 Assault on Kenesaw
July Attached to Artillery Brigade, 14th Army Corps
July 4 Ruff’s Station, Smyrna Camp Ground
July 5-17 Chattanooga River
July 19-20 Peach Tree Creek
July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 5-7 Utoy Creek
August 25-30 Flank movement on Jonesboro
August 31-
September 1
Battle of Jonesboro
September Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn. and garrison duty there
March, 1865 Attached to 2nd Separate Division, District of the Etowah, Dept. of the Cumberland
June 13 Mustered out