diary of "Corp. Jerry B. Creighton of Battery A-1st O.L.A

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? Deborah B. Merchant, on behalf of her late father Jerry Creighton Barrington, donated to the park the diary of "Corp. Jerry B. Creighton of Battery A-1st O.L.A. June & July 1864" written in pencil describing the March to the Sea. What a great primary resource that can be used by Civil War historians!

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A brief history of Battery A-1st Ohio Light artillery,

Organized as early as 1860, under the Ohio Militia laws, under Colonel James Barnett, it was ready for service when the war broke out. It consisted of twelve batteries, and after serving three months in West Virginia was mustered for three years September 3, 1861. Each Battery has a separate history, having served almost independently on different fields. Batteries A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and M followed the Army of the Cumberland under Buell to Shiloh, and took part in the battles of Stone River, Perryville, Chickamauga and Mission Ridge. They engaged in the many battles in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and part joined Thomas in his hard fought battles about Franklin and Nashville. The others marched to the sea and through the Carolinas with Sherman.

Copyright © 1995 Larry Stevens

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