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.

Captain James F. Putnam

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

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