Specializing in Authentic Civil War Artifacts
  • Headquarters of the 5th Ohio Battery Light Artillery Albumen


    Headquarters of the 5th Ohio Battery Light Artillery Albumen, Spring 1862 includes image of Captain Andrew Hickenlooper (Future Governor of Ohio), and Corporal Trotter.  Back of image is inscribed by Trotter to his Aunt, "Affectionately Presented to Aunt Mary by her Nephew Walter J. Trotter".  Image comes with a large binder of additional research and background on the individuals depicted in the photograph and biographies of Hickenlooper and Trotter.

    Andrew Hickenlooper a 26 year-old Engineer, Enlisted on 8/31/1861 as a Captain. On 9/20/1861 he mustered into OH 5th Light Artillery.  He was discharged for promotion on 9/14/1864.

    On 9/14/1864 he was commissioned into US Volunteers Inspector Gen Dept., He was transferred out on 5/13/1865

    On 5/13/1865 he transferred into OH 5th Light Artillery, He was Mustered Out on 7/31/1865


    * Lt Colonel 9/14/1864 (Lt Colonel & Asst Inspector General)

    * Brig-General 3/31/1865 by Brevet

    * Capt 5/13/1865 (Transferred back as Captain)

    Other Information:

    Born 8/10/1837 in Hudson, OH

    Died 5/12/1904 in Cincinnati, OH

    Buried: Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH

    Gravesite: 53-167-2

    (Parents: Andrew & Abigail Hickenlooper.  Wife: Maria  Lloyd Smith)

    After the War he lived in 838 Dayton Street, Cincinnati, OH

    Walter J. Trotter at 24 years old.  He enlisted on 9/2/1861 as a Corporal. On 9/22/1861 he mustered into OH 5th Light Artillery

    He was discharged on 6/19/1865.


    * Sergt 11/1/1862

    * 1st Sergt 3/4/1863

    * 2nd Lieut 7/30/1864

    * 1st Lieut 4/8/1865


    Fifth Independent Battery Light Artillery. - Capts., Andrew Hickenlooper, Theophilus Kates; First Lieuts., John H. Holenshade, Anthony B. Burton, Lewis C. Sawyer, Bellamy S. Matson, John D. Burner, Charles J. Marsh, J. Henry Stegeman, Walter J. Trotter; Second Lieuts., Julius F. Blackburn, William L. Broadwell, Ozro L. Edwards, Alexander Temple.  This battery was mustered into service from Aug. 31 to Sept. 20, 1861 at Cincinnati, by Capt. Wilson, to serve for three years.  It was filled to a maximum of 170 men, who were forwarded to St. Louis as fast as enlisted.  It was actively engaged through the entire first day of the battle of Shiloh and lost in this, its first battle, 1 man killed and 20 wounded, 2 pieces, 4 caissons, 65 horses, and all camp and garrison equipage.  About the middle of September the battery marched with its division to Iuka, but was not in position to take part in the action.  It was actively engaged in the battle of Corinth, but suffered no loss.  During the siege of Vicksburg the battery was constantly on duty, the position it held being on a prominent hill rather in advance of the general line and the view was uninterrupted for several miles to the right.  About 3,000 rounds of ammunition were fired by the battery during the siege and a number of the men were wounded more or less severely but none were killed outright.  In the movement that followed against Jackson the battery lost 1 killed and 8 wounded, being posted on an eminence from which it kept up a steady fire for some time.  It then took part in the movement against Little Rock, Ark.  The battery was mustered out July 31, 1865.

    Inventory Number: CDV 288