United States Regiments & Batteries > Ohio

Battery L lost 1 officer and 7 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded and 1 officer and 15 enlisted men to disease during the Civil War. It is honored by a monument at Gettysburg.

Organized at Portsmouth, Ohio by Captain Lucius N. Robinson
October 8 Mustered in at Camp Dennison, Ohio
January 20-27 Moved to Patterson’s Creek, Va. and attached to Landers’ Division, Army of the Potomac
March 7-15 Advance on Winchester, Va. attached to Artillery, Shields’ 2nd Division, Banks’ 5th Army Corps and Dept. of the Shenandoah
March 19-20 Reconnoissance to Strasburg
March 23
Battle of Winchester
April 4 Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, Department of the Shenandoah
April 17 Occupation of Mt. Jackson
May 12-21 March to Fredericksburg attached to Artillery, Shields’ Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock
May 25-30 Return to Front Royal
June 29 Moved to Alexandria and duty in the Military District of of Washington
September Attached to Artillery, 3rd Division, 5th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac
October-November Movement to Falmouth, Va. attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, 5th Army Corps
December 12-15
Battle of Fredericksburg
January At Falmouth
April 27-May 6

Chancellorsville Campaign

Attached to Artillery Brigade, 5th Army Corps

May 1-5
Battle of Chancellorsville
June 11-July 24

Gettysburg Campaign

July 1-3
Battle of Gettysburg

The battery was commanded by Captain Frank C. Gibbs. It brought 121 men to the field serving six 12-pounder Napoleons, and lost two wounded.

From the monument:

Captain F. C. Gibbs’ Battery. L First Ohio Light Artillery, Artillery Brigade, Fifth Corps. Arriving on the field at 8 a.m. July 2, went into position under a brisk skirmish fire on the extreme right of Wolf Hill. Afterwards moved to north slope of Little Round Top, and there became hotly engaged with Longstreet’s Corps then trying to turn the left. Held same position July 3.

July-September Duty on line of the Rappahannock and Rapidan
October 9-22

Bristoe Campaign

November 7-8 Advance to line of the Rappahannock
November 7 Rappahannock Station
November 26-December 2

Mine Run Campaign

December-July Duty at Camp Barry and at Forts Sumner and Kearney, Defences of Washington
April Attached to Camp Barry, Defences of Washington, D.C.. 22nd Army Corps
May Attched to 2nd Brigade, Hardin’s Division, 22nd Army Corps
July 11-12
Repulse of Early’s attack on Washington
July 14-23 Expedition to Snicker’s Gap attached to Artillery, 1st Division, 19th Army Corps, Middle Military Division
August Attached to Reserve Division, Dept. of West Virginia
September 3

Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign

At Berryville attached to Artillery Brigade, Dept. of West Virginia

September 19
Third Battle of Winchester (Battle of Opequon)
September 22
Battle of Fisher’s Hill
October 19
Battle of Cedar Creek

The battery was commanded by Captain Gibbs and brought four 12-pounder Napoleons to the field.

October-December Duty at Winchester
December 28 At New Creek
January Attached to 1st Separate Brigade. 3rd Division, West Virginia
April Attached to Artillery, 2nd Division, Dept. of West Virginia
June 30 Ordered to Columbus, Ohio
July 4 Mustered out