Artillery Units: 8th Ohio Battery, Independent Light Artillery
The biographical sketches here show only those members of the unit who wrote letters to their local newspapers. Information may be drawn from the unit roster, newspaper obituaries, or other biographical sources.
James F. Putnam enlisted as a 22 year old Private in the 8th Ohio Battery on
December 17, 1861, mustering into service March 11, 1862. He was commissioned
Second Lieutenant to date July 9, 1862, then promoted to First Lieutenant to date
December 9, 1862, and finally to Captain on February 4, 1863. He was mustered
out August 7, 1865 at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Letters: Darke County Democrat- April 23, 1862, May 7, 1862