Adams County History & Genealogy

Adams County, Ohio Military History

Civil War: First Ohio Volunteer Light Artillery

Battery F

This company was mustered in 02 Dec 1861, at Camp Dennison OH and was mustered out 22 Jul 1865. The company was raised about Locust Grove in Adams County and Ripley in Brown County.

The original officers were: Daniel T. Cockerill, captain, who was promoted to major 24 Jul 1864; Samuel M. Espey, first lieutenant, resigned 15 Jun 1862; Giles J. Cockerill, first lieutenant, promoted to captain of Company D 16 Mar 1834; George W. Blair, second lieutenant, resigned 15 Jan 1862; John Lynch, second lieutenant.

This battery participated in the following battles: Corinth MS advanced on 18 Apr-30 May 1862; Stone River TN 31 Dec 1862-02 Jan 1863; Chickamauga TN 19-20 Sep 1863.

The following were the causalities in the battery:

Leonard E. Barber 09 May 1862 died ten miles from the Tennessee River
William Barney 15 Jul 1863 died at Louisville KY
Banford Bell 31 Mar 1862 died at Columbia TN
Elias Briddle 03 Aug 1864 died at Decatur AL
Samuel Billingsley 27 May 1864
Joseph E. Bratton 22 Jan 1862 died at Camp Chase OH
Lewis A. Brown 07 Sep 1864 died at Decatur AL
Orticle Brundege 26 Mar 1864
William T. Carter 16 Jun 1862
George W. Davidson 05 Apr 1862
Josiah J. Downing 13 Feb 1863 died at Stone River
Hugh Frazier 01 Aug 1862 died at Manchester TN
Harrison Frazier 13 Feb 1863 died near Readyville TN of wounds
John A. Harsha 11 Mar 1864
Lafayette Joiner 30 Jun 1864
Edwin M. Kinney 21 Jul 1864 died at Wooster OH
Alexander Lorenzo 29 May 1865 died at Huntsville AL
John Lynch, second lieutenant 19 Sep 1863 killed at the battle of Chickamauga GA
Matthew McClollum 15 May 1862
William McDonald 10 Jan 1864 died at Nashville TN
James S. McKnitt 17 Feb 1864 died in Adams County OH
Thomas A. Nicholas 31 Dec 1862 killed at the battle of Stone River
Maxwell D. Parr 01 Aug 1864 died at Decatur AL
William T. Savage 16 Oct 1864 died at Nashville TN
Lorin A. Steele 16 Apr 1862 died at Nashville TN
John Stevens 14 Mar 1863 died at Murfreesboro TN
William O. Suters 05 Jan 1865 died at Decatur AL
Robert Vance 25 Feb 1862 died at Paducah KY
David M. Waggoner 18 Feb 1864 died at Nashville TN

from its earliest settlement to the present time including character sketches of the prominent persons identified with the first century of the county's growth and containing numerous engravings and illustrations
Nelson W. Evans and Emmons B. Stivers [1900, West Union OH]