Civil War uniform jacket of Henry Archer, 26. Fresh from an estate sale near Cleveland, Ohio, this is a standard regulation artillery shell jacket, enlisted grade, with clear Cincinnati Depot markings in the right sleeve and the name H. It is accompanied by several original reunion ribbons for the unit including one pinned to the left breast as shown. The others were inside the pocket. Other than one small torn section on the upper right chest that looks like perhaps a burn of some sort, overall it is in fine condition.
Several of the buttons have been reinforced with a newer thread but all appear to be from the correct era. There was also an original image with the ribbons of a Union soldier wearing a shell jacket which has a backmark of Springfield, Illinois, but there is no name on it. It may or may not be Henry Archer. Records (included) reflect only one soldier in that unit by that name.
Henry Archer, age 25 years old. Enlisted on 9/1/1861 as a Private. On 9/1/1861 he mustered into the Ohio 26th Light Artillery.
He was Mustered Out on 9/2/1865 at Todd Barracks, Columbus, OH. Born 9/29/1837; died 10/23/1902 Buried: Westlawn Cemetery, Canton, Stark County, OH Gravesite: 24-3. Federal Pension Information: He applied for a pension on 10/22/1883 application # 352,496.
His Widow (Harriet C Archer) applied for a pension on 10/31/1902 from the state of Ohio, application # 772,572. After the War he lived in Canton, Stark County, Ohio.
26th Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, as Company "F" 32nd Ohio Infantry, August, 1861.
Left State for West Virginia September 15. September 18, and at Beverly September 22.
Attached to Kimball's Brigade, Reynolds' Command, West Virginia, to October, 1861. Cheat Mountain District, West Virginia, to November, 1861.Milroy's Brigade, Cheat Mountain District, to March, 1862. Milroy's Brigade, Mountain Department, to May, 1862. Schenck's Brigade, Mountain Department, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to July, 1862.
Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Stationed at Cheat Mountain Summit, W. Action at Greenbrier October 3.
Duty at Greenbrier till Decembor 13. Ordered to Beverly and duty there till April, 1862. Expedition on the Seneca April 1-12. Action at Monterey April 12.
At Staunton till May 7. Battle of McDowell May 8.
March to Franklin and duty there till May 25. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley.
Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Duty at Strasburg and Winchester till July. Detached from 32nd Infantry for Artillery duty July 20, 1862, and stationed at Winchester till September 11.Retreat to Harper's Ferry September 11-12. Defence of Harper's Ferry September 12-15. Paroled and sent to Annapolis, Md. And to Camp Taylor, Cleveland. Again attached to 32nd Infantry and moved to Memphis, Tenn. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to December, 1863. Moved to Lake Providence, La. February 20, and to Milliken's Bend, La. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson, Miss. Champion's Hill May 16. Capture a Battery of six guns and assigned to duty as Artillery till August 3, 1863. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Attached to Battery "D" 1st Illinois Artillery and to 3rd Ohio Battery August 3 to December 22, 1863, and garrison duty at Vicksburg, Miss.
Served with Artillery, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps. Expedition to Canton and Brownsville October 14-20. Permanently detached from 32nd Ohio as 26th Ohio Battery December 22, 1864.
On Veteran Furlough January 1 to February 3, 1864. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Duty at Vicksburg till November, 1864, attached to Maltby's Brigade, District of Vicksburg. Expedition to Rodney and Fayette September 29-October 3.
Expedition to Woodville October 4-11. And garrison duty there till April, 1865. Ordered to Texas April, 1865, and duty on the Rio Grande, Texas, till August. Ordered home for muster out. Mustered out at Todd's Barracks, Columbus, Ohio, September 2, 1865.
Battery lost during service 22 Enlisted men by disease. LIGHT ARTILLERY, (TWENTY-SIXTH INDEPENDENT BATTERY, "YOST'S")(Three Years). Lee, John C Hampson; Second Lieuts.
F, 32nd Ohio infantry was organized at Camp Bartley, Aug. 30, 1861, to serve for three years. It was permanently detached, as a battery, on Dec.The engagements in which this battery took part, previous to the date of its detachment, will be found in connection with the 32nd infantry. It participated in a number of expeditions from Vicksburg and Natchez, and in November was ordered to report at Natchez for garrison duty.
After the close of the war it was attached to the Texas expedition and served on the Rio Grande until Aug. 1865, when it was ordered to Ohio and mustered out on Sept. 2, 1865, at Todd Barracks, Columbus, in accordance with orders from the war department. The item "Civil War uniform jacket Henry Archer 26th Ohio Light Artillery Battery, more" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2021.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Other Civil War Original Items".com" and is located in New Bern, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.