129th Ohio Infantry

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129th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
ActiveAugust 10, 1863, to March 11, 1864
CountryUnited States
EngagementsBattle of Cumberland Gap

The 129th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 129th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 129th Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Taylor near Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in August 10, 1863, for six months service under the command of Colonel Howard D. John.

The regiment was attached to DeCourcy's Brigade, Willcox's Left Wing Forces, Department of the Ohio, to October 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, IX Corps, Army of the Ohio, to January 1864. District of the Clinch, Department of the Ohio, to March 1864.

The 129th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Cleveland, Ohio, on March 11, 1864.

Detailed service[edit]

Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., August 10. Expedition under DeCourcy to Cumberland Gap, Tenn., August 20-September 8, 1863. Capture of Cumberland Gap September 9. Duty at Cumberland Gap picketing and foraging until December 1. March toward Clinch River December 1–2. Patrol duty along Clinch River until December 29. Moved to Tazewell, then to Cumberland Gap, and duty there until January 11, 1864. Ordered to Camp Nelson, Ky. Skirmish at Barbourville, Ky., February 8. Ordered to Cleveland, Ohio, March 1864.


The regiment lost 25 enlisted men during service, all due to disease.


  • Colonel Howard D. John

See also[edit]


  • 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.
  • 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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