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1st Ohio Light, Battery (I)
Army USA
Corps 11
Division 3
Brigade Artillery
Commander Capt. Hubert Dilger
Location National Cemetery
Six 12 Pounders
Captain Hubert Dilger Commanding

July 1. Arrived at Gettysburg before noon and went into position west of the Carlisle Road. Engaged with two Confederate batteries which were finally silenced with a loss of five gun carriages. A Confederate rifled battery having opened fire Wheeler's Thirteenth New York battery was added to the command of Capt. Dilger and a fierce artillery duel ensued. About 4 P. M. retired to take position on Cemetery Hill. One section was posted on Baltimore street above the square in town to cover the retreating infantry until relieved by two pieces of Battery G Fourth U. S. Artillery. At 5 P. M. took position in the cemetery next the Baltimore Pike facing westerly. Remained there until the close of the battle. One gun disabled.

Casualties Wounded 13 Men

28 Horses killed
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