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101st Ohio Infantry

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Country  United States
Branch  Infantry
Allegiance  Union
Active  August 30, 1862, to June 12, 1865
Engagements  Defense of Cincinnati Battle of Perryville Battle of Stones River Tullahoma Campaign Battle of Chickamauga Siege of Chattanooga Battle of Lookout Mountain Atlanta Campaign Battle of Rocky Face Ridge Battle of Resaca Battle of Kennesaw Mountain Siege of Atlanta Battle of Jonesboro Second Battle of Franklin Battle of Nashville

The 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 101st OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War.

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Service

The 101st Ohio Infantry was organized at Monroeville, Ohio, and mustered in for three years service on August 30, 1862, under the command of Colonel Leander Stem.

The regiment was attached to:

  • 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, September 1862.
  • 31st Brigade, 9th Division, III Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November 1862.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing, XIV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January 1863.
  • 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, XX Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October 1863.
  • 1st Brigade, 1st Division, IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June 1865.
  • The 101st Ohio Infantry mustered out of service at Nashville, Tennessee, on June 12, 1865.

    Casualties

    The regiment lost a total of 236 men during service; 9 officers and 86 enlisted men killed or mortally wounded, 1 officer and 140 enlisted men died of disease.

    Commanders

  • Colonel Leander Stem - killed in action at the battle of Stones River
  • Colonel Isaac Minor Kirby - commanded at the battle of Stones River as major
  • Lieutenant Colonel Moses F. Wooster - commanded at the battle of Stones River
  • Lieutenant Colonel John Messer - commanded at the battle of Chickamauga
  • Lieutenant Colonel Bedan B. McDonald - commanded at the battle of Stones River as captain, at the battle of Chickamauga as major, and at the battle of Nashville as lieutenant colonel
  • Captain Leonard D. Smith - commanded at the battle of Chickamauga
  • Notable members

  • Chaplain Erastus Milo Cravath - a founder of Fisk University and its president for 25 years
  • Private George S. Myers, Company F - Medal of Honor recipient for action at the battle of Chickamauga
  • 1st Lieutenant George Ebbert Seney, quartermaster - U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1883–1891
  • Private Jacob F. Yeager, Company H - Medal of Honor recipient for action at the battle of Rocky Face Ridge
  • References

    101st Ohio Infantry Wikipedia


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