U. S. CIVIL WAR
CAPT. GOODSPEED'S BATTERY A
1861 TO 1865
1ST. OHIO LIGHT ARTILLERY
Battery A, First Ohio Light Artillery, organized at
Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, September 1861. Mustered
out at Cleveland, Ohio, July, 1865. At 12,M. Sept. 19th. 1863
this battery advanced in an easterly direction from
the southeast corner of this field with the brigade
engaging the enemy and going forward more than a
mile; was present and took part resisting the night
assault led by Gen'l Pat Cleburne, returning to this
field at a late hour, bivouacked in the southeast
corner for the night, Sept. 20th. At about half
past 9 A.M. moved to this postition. At 10 A.M. the enemy
advanced in force under Gen'l Breckinridge from the
north, endangering the flank and rear of the Army.
The battery changed front to face the advancing
lines, firing double-shotted canister into their
ranks and turning them back when within fifty
yards of the guns; remained actively engaged in
different parts of the field throughout the day
retiring with the army at night. Lost in action 20 men.
Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Captain Commanding.
WILLICH'S BRIGADE, JOHNSON'S DIVISION,
20TH. ARMY CORPS.
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