1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters

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1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters
Active March 1863 to July 28, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Sharpshooters
Engagements Battle of Chickamauga
Chattanooga Campaign
Battle of Lookout Mountain
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Battle of Bentonville

The 1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters was an irregular sharpshooter battalion in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

The 1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters was organized from four independent companies of sharpshooters and served at the headquarters of Generals William S. Rosecrans and George H. Thomas, commanders of the Army and Department of the Cumberland, March 1863 through July 1865.

The 5th Independent Company Sharpshooters was organized at Camp Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in February 25, 1863, and mustered out July 19, 1865. This company was also known as Barber's Sharpshooters.

The 6th Independent Company Sharpshooters was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in December 30, 1862, and mustered out July 19, 1865. This company was also known as Coe's Sharpshooters and Thomas' Bodyguard.

The 7th Independent Company Sharpshooters was organized at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in January 27, 1863, and mustered out July 28, 1865. This company also served at the headquarters of General William T. Sherman, commander of the Military Division Mississippi, May 20, 1864, to July 17, 1865. This company was also known as Squire's Sharpshooters and Sherman's Bodyguard.

The 8th Independent Company Sharpshooters was organized at Camp Dennison near Cincinnati, Ohio, March 9, 1863, and mustered out July 19, 1865. This company was also known as Barton's Sharpshooters.

The August 10, 1863, returns for the unit show a total strength of 129 men.[1]

Commanders[edit]

  • Captain Gershom M. Barber - commanded at the battle of Chickamauga

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865 (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886-1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868.
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ OR Vol. 23, Ch. 35, Pt. 2, p. 606

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