Artillery Units: 15th 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.


Sergeant Frederick H. Dibble

Frederick H. Dibble enlisted as a 39 year old Corporal in the 15th Ohio Light Artillery on October 1, 1862, mustering into service the same day. He was promoted to Sergeant December 20, 1864 and was mustered out June 20, 1865 at Columbus, Ohio. He served subsequently in the U.S. Army until December 31, 1870.

Dibble was born in England in 1823, coming to the United States early in life. He married Mary Spafford in Lorain County on December 17, 1846. Before the war, Dibble had worked as a harness-maker, an occupation to which he returned. He died January 21, 1913 in the Soldiers and Sailors Home in Sandusky and is buried in the Elyria Township Cemetery in Lorain County, Ohio.

Letter: Elyria Independent Democrat: July 6, 1864, November 9, 1864