74th Ohio Infantry

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74th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Active October 5, 1861 to July 11, 1865
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry
Engagements Battle of Stones River
Tullahoma Campaign
Battle of Chickamauga
Siege of Chattanooga
Battle of Missionary Ridge
Atlanta Campaign
Battle of Rocky Face Ridge
Battle of Resaca
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain
Battle of Peachtree Creek
Siege of Atlanta
Battle of Jonesboro
Sherman's March to the Sea
Carolinas Campaign
Battle of Bentonville

The 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 74th OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.


The 74th Ohio Infantry was organized in Xenia, Ohio beginning October 5, 1861. It was mustered in for three years service on March 27, 1862 under the command of Colonel Granville Moody.

The regiment was attached to Dumont's Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to June 1862. Unattached, Army of the Ohio, to September 1862. 7th Brigade, 8th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Center, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XIV Corps, to June 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XIV Corps, to July 1865.

The 74th Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Louisville, Kentucky on July 11, 1865.

Detailed service[edit]

Ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio, February 24, 1862, and duty there until April 20. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 20–24. Dumont's Expedition over the Cumberland Mountains, Tenn., June 1862. Guard duty along railroad between Nashville and Columbia, Tenn., until September 3. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Fort Riley near Nashville October 5. Gallatin Pike near Nashville October 20. Duty at Nashville until December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26–30. Battle of Stones River December 30–31, 1862 and January 1–3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro until June. Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of middle Tennessee until August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19–21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23–27. Orchard Knob November 23–24. Missionary Ridge November 25. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 25-April 12. Atlanta Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8–11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8–9. Battle of Resaca May 14–15. Mill Springs Gap May 19. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kennesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11–14. Lost Mountain June 15–17. Assault on Kennesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5–17. Peachtree Creek July 19–20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5–7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25–30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in northern Georgia and northern Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10–21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19–21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10–14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review of the Armies May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and duty there until July.


The regiment lost a total of 164 men during service; 2 officers and 51 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 2 officers and 105 enlisted men died of disease.


  • Colonel Granville Moody
  • Colonel Josiah Given
  • Captain Joseph Fisher - commanded at the battle of Chickamauga

See also[edit]


  • Blackburn, Theodore W. Letters from the Front: A Union "Preacher" Regiment (74th Ohio) in the Civil War (Dayton, OH: Press of Morningside Bookshop), 1981.
  • Copeland, George T. Letters to My Sisters: A Civil War Account (Boyne City, MI: Harbor House Publishers), 2002. ISBN 1-58241-090-9
  • 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.
  • Owens, Ira S. Greene County Soldiers in the Late War: Being a History of the Seventy-Fourth O.V.I. (Dayton, OH: Christian Publishing House), 1884. ISBN 978-0-559-03200-4
  • Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Her Generals, and Soldiers (Cincinnati, OH: Moore, Wilstach, & Baldwin), 1868. ISBN 978-1-154-80196-5
  • 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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