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1st Battery Ohio Light Artillery

 
 
1st Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
1. 1st Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument
Inscription. (Front Face):
OHIO
1st Battery
Light Artillery
Commanded by
Capt. James R. McMullin
Hugh Ewings (1st) Brig.
Kanawha Division
Ninth Army Corps
Army of the Potomac


(Rear Face):
This battery occupied position about 250 yards due west of this.
 
Erected 1903 by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 39° 26.821′ N, 77° 43.55′ W. Marker is near Sharpsburg, Maryland, in Washington County. Marker is on Burnside Bridge Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharpsburg MD 21782, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 11th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.3 miles away); Eleventh Connecticut Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); U.S. Geological Survey Streamflow-Gaging Station (approx. 0.3 miles away); As the Georgians Saw It (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Sturgis's Division, Ninth Army Corps (approx. 0.4 miles away); Fifty-First New York Infantry (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Sharpsburg.
 
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1st Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, March 29, 2008
2. 1st Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument
The monument stands just outside of the official park boundary, to the southeast of Burnside Bridge.

1. 1st Battery Ohio Light Artillery Monument. National Park Service page detailing monument. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

2. McMullin's Battery, 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, IX Corps. The battery was equipped with 14-pounder bronze James Rifles during the battle. Quite possibly, this was the only battery armed with James rifles at the battle. (Submitted on March 31, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Artillery Positions image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain
3. Artillery Positions
Prior to the battle, several IX Corps batteries were posted on this ridge line just north of the N. Rohrbach farm. The ridge is just outside of the park boundary and to the east of Burnside Bridge Road. On the morning of the battle, McMullen's and C.P. Muhlenburg's Batteries were positioned here.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 853 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.   3. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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