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Ohio Light Artillery, First Battery

"Jackass Battery"
Organized: Camp Chase, Columbus, OH; mustered in 07/06/1861
Disbanded/Mustered out: Tod Barracks, Columbus, OH 07/16/1864

 

Commanding Officer at Antietam:
  Capt. James R. McMullin

 

Arms:
  6   14-pdr. James

The battery was re-equipped immediately after Antietam
(before 1 October 1862) with 6 10-pounder Parrott Rifles
replacing the James Rifles.

 

This Battery's Chain of Command:
  Army - Army of the Potomac
  Corps - Ninth (IX) Army Corps
  Division - Kanawha Division, IX Corps
  Brigade - 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps


Unit history

They became known as the "Jackass Battery" from their late-1861 combat experience in (West) Virginia equipped with mountain howitzers drawn by "raw, unbroken mules".

On the Antietam Campaign

At South Mountain on September 14th, "Lieutenant Crome, commanding a section of McMullins battery, was killed whilst serving a piece in place of the gunner, who had been disabled."
(from Gen. Cox's report)

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Battlefield Tablets for this Unit

Tablet #56: Ninth Army Corps - 15 Sep, 7 AM to 16 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #59: Kanawha Division, Ninth Army Corps - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #61: Ewing's Brigade, Kanawha Division - 16 Sep, 6 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #122: Army of the Potomac - 17 Sep, 10 AM to 17 Sep, 6 PM
Tablet #70, cont: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 3 PM to 17 Sep, 5 PM
Tablet #70: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 3 PM
Tablet #57: Ninth Army Corps - 17 Sep, 7 AM to 17 Sep, 5 PM

We have 5 individuals in the AotW database for this unit:

 

Co. Rank Name Casualty? Details*
--LtCrome, George L.MWIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
--LtFair, Isaac C.        We have some details for this person
--PvtFulmer, Hiram WIA   09/14     We have some details for this person
--LtMcClung, George H.        We have some details for this person
--CaptMcMullin, James Ross        We have some details for this person

 

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