1st Ohio Heavy Artillery

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This article will eventually have links to Person pages of members of the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery, a bibliography of 1 OHA materials, a unit history, etc.


Brief Facts


(From Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System)

  • Regiment organized at Portsmouth, Ohio, as the 117th Ohio Volunteer Infantry 15 September 1862.
  • Ordered to Kentucky 2 October 1862.
  • Attached to District of Eastern Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, October 1862 to February 1863.
  • Covington, Ky., District Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to August 1863.
  • Designation of Regiment changed to 1st Heavy Artillery 2 May 863.
  • District of North Central Kentucky, Dept. Ohio, to April 1864.
  • 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to February 1865.
  • 1st Brigade, 4th Division, District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July 1865.
  • Mustered out at Knoxville, Tennessee 25 July 1865.

Service (Troop Movement):

  • Ordered to Kentucky, 2 October 1862.
  • Camped at Ashland, Ky., until January 1863.
  • Moved to Paintsville, Ky., thence to Covington, Ky., via Peach Orchard, Louisa and Catlettsburg, February 1863.
  • Constructing fortifications around Coverington and Newport, Ky., until August. Guard duty in Kentucky by detachments, Company D at Paris, Companies F and I at Lexington, H, K, L and M at Camp Nelson, until January 1864.
  • At Camp Burnside 14 January to 19 February.
  • Marched over mountains to Knoxville, Tenn., February 19 - March 9 and duty there till June.
  • On railroad guard duty in Tennessee till September. Murphy, N. C., 28 June (Companies C, H, L, M).
  • Repulse of Wheeler's attacks on the Chattanooga, Knoxville & Virginia Railroad, August. Athens August 1 (Detachment).
  • Pursuit of Confederates from Athens into North Carolina 1-3 August. Murphy, N. C., August 2 (Companies C, H, L, M). Detachments from Companies C, H, L, M).
  • Sweetwater and Philadelphia 20 August (Detachments).
  • Strawberry Plains, 24 August.
  • Gillem's Expedition from East Tennessee toward Southwestern Virginia 20 September - 17 October. (Companies B, F, G, I and K).
  • Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., 7 October, thence to Chattanooga 11 October and return to Cleveland 19 October.
  • Duty at Cleveland and Charleston until December.
  • Foraging Expeditions on the French Broad and Chucky River in East Tennessee and North Carolina December 1864, to January 1865.
  • Stoneman's Campaign in Southwest Virginia and Western North Carolina February to April 1865.
  • Duty in District of East Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to July.
  • Mustered out 25 July 1865 at Knoxville, Tennessee.
Section D, Knoxville National Cemetery where several members of the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery are buried
Section D, Knoxville National Cemetery where several members of the 1st Ohio Heavy Artillery are buried


Regiment lost during service 6 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 164 Enlisted men by disease. Total 171.


Field and Staff (partial)
Company A
Company B
Company C
Company D
Company E (partial)
Company F (partial)
Company G (partial)
Company H (partial)
Company I (partial)
Company K (partial)
Company L (partial)
Company M (partial)