14th Ohio Infantry

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14th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Reunion 1877
Active

April 25, 1861 to August 13, 1861 (3 months)

August 14, 1861 to July 11, 1865 (3 years)
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Wildcat Mountain
Battle of Mill Springs (Company C)
Siege of Corinth
Battle of Perryville
Tullahoma Campaign
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
Sherman's March to the Sea
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Bentonville

The 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 14th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

Service[edit]

Three-months regiment[edit]

The 14th Ohio Infantry was organized at Toledo, Ohio on April 25, 1861 under Colonel James Blair Steedman in response to President Lincoln's call for 75,000 volunteers. The regiment moved to Cleveland, Ohio, April 25, then to Columbus, Ohio, May 22. Left Ohio for western Virginia May 27. Moved to Clarksburg May 29, and to Phillippi June 2. Action at Philippi June 3. Western Virginia Campaign June 6–17. Laurel Hill July 7. Belington July 8. Pursuit of Garnett July 13–17. Carrick's Ford July 13–14. Ordered to Toledo July 22. The regiment were mustered out August 13, 1861.

Three-years regiment[edit]

The 14th Ohio Infantry was reorganized at Toledo on August 14-September 5, 1861 and mustered in for three years service.

Attachments[edit]

Attached To Dates
Thomas' Command, Camp Dick Robinson, Ky. to November 1861
2nd Brigade, Army of the Ohio to December 1861
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of the Ohio to September 1862
2nd Brigade, 1st Division, III Corps, Army of the Ohio to November 1862
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Center, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland to January 1863
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, XIV Corps to October 1863
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, XIV Corps to July 1865

The 14th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 11, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Date(s) Actions/Events
1861
August 23 Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio
August 25 Moved to to Frankfort, Ky.
August 28 Moved to Nicholasville
October 2 to January 1 At Camp Dick Robinson and Lebanon, Ky.
October 21 Action at Camp Wild Cat, Rockcastle Hills
1862
January 1–15 Advance on Camp Hamilton
January 19–20 Action at Logan's Cross Roads or Fishing Creek (Company C)
January 19–20 Battle of Mill Springs
January 21-February 11 Duty at Mill Springs
February 11-March 2 Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn.
March 20-April 7 March to Savannah, Tenn.
April 12–13 At Bear Creek, Ala.
April 29-May 30 Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss.
June to August Duty at Iuka, Miss. and Tuscumbia, Ala.
August 7 Action at Decatur, Ala.
August 20-September 26 March to Nashville, Tenn., thence to Louisville, Ky.
September 29–30 Rolling Fork
October 1–16 Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky
October 8 Battle of Perryville, Ky.(headquarters guard. March to Gallatin, Tenn., duty there until January 13, 1863
December 22 to January 2 Operations against Morgan
December 29 At Boston
1863
January 13 Moved to Nashville thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., with duty there until June
March 4–14 Expedition toward Columbia
June 23-July 7 Tullahoma Campaign
June 24–26 Hoover's Gap
July 1 Tullahoma
July 2-August 16 Occupation of middle Tennessee
August 16-September 22 Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga Campaign
September 19–21 Battle of Chickamauga
September 24-November 23 Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn.
November 23–27 Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign
November 23–24 Orchard Knob
November 25 Missionary Ridge
December 17 Reenlisted
1864
May 1-September 8 Atlanta Campaign
May 8–11 Demonstrations on Rocky Faced Ridge
May 14–15 Battle of Resaca
May 18–25 Advance on Dallas
May 25-June 5 Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills
June 10-July 2 Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain
June 11–14. Pine Hill
June 15–17 Lost Mountain
June 19 Pine Knob, near Marietta
June 27 Assault on Kennesaw
July 4 Ruff's Station
July 5–17 Chattahoochie River
July 19–20 Peachtree Creek
July 22-August 25 Siege of Atlanta
August 5–7 Utoy Creek
August 25–30 Flank movement on Jonesboro
August 31-September 1 Battle of Jonesboro
September 29-November 3 Operations against Hood in northern Georgia and northern Alabama
November 15-December 10 March to the sea
December 10–21 Siege of Savannah
1865
January to April Campaign of the Carolinas
March 11 Fayetteville, N. C
March 19–21 Battle of Bentonville
March 24 Occupation of Goldsboro
April 10–14 Advance on Raleigh
April 14 Occupation of Raleigh
April 26 Bennett's House
April 29-May 19 Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va
May 24 Grand Review of the Armies
June 15 Moved to Louisville, Ky

Casualties[edit]

The regiment lost a total of 332 men during service; 5 officers and 141 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 185 enlisted men died of disease.

Commanders[edit]

  • Colonel James Blair Steedman
  • Colonel George P. Este - commanded at the battle of Perryville as lieutenant colonel
  • Lieutenant Colonel Henry D. Kingsbury - commanded at the battle of Chickamauga

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  • Chase, John A. History of the Fourteenth Ohio Regiment, O.V.V.I.: From the Beginning of the War in 1861 to Its Close in 1865 (Toledo, OH: St. John Printing House), 1881. ISBN 9781152782358
  • Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion (Des Moines, IA: Dyer Pub. Co.), 1908.
  • Ohio Roster Commission. Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War on the Rebellion, 1861–1865, Compiled Under the Direction of the Roster Commission (Akron, OH: Werner Co.), 1886-1895.
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 9781154801965
Attribution
  • This article contains text from a text now in the public domain: Dyer, Frederick H. (1908). A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. Des Moines, IA: Dyer Publishing Co.

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