108th Ohio Infantry
6th German Regiment

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Captain Frederick Beck Jr. Co.F 108th OVI
Promoted to Major March 21 1864
Courtesy of and Copyright © Dennis Keesee Collection


One Hundred and Eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, battalion of eight companies, 625 men, Lieutenant Colonel George T. Limberg commanding. The members of the regiment were primarily of German descent. Organized at Camp Dennison, August, 1862; served in Kentucky and Tennessee in 1862; in December made prisoners at Hartsville; exchanged in February, 1863; reorganized to regimental quota at Camp Dennison and returned to Kentucky, served through 1863 in Kentucky, Alabama and Tennessee; assigned to Second Brigade, Second Division, Fourteenth Army Corps; in 1864 in Sherman's campaign "to Atlanta and the Sea;" in 1865 in the Campaign for the Carolinas; marched via Richmond to Washington, there reviewed May 24th, and mustered out June 9, 1865, 412 men, Joseph Good Colonel.

From Dyer's Compendium

108th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, August, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., August 21; thence moved to Louisville, Ky. Attached to 39th Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, September to November, 1862. District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to December, 1862. Prisoners of war to March, 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. Unassigned, Dept. of the Cumberland, to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to Frankfort, Ky., October 3-9, 1862; thence to Bowling Green, Ky., October 24-November 4. Moved to Glasgow November 10, and to Tompkinsville November 22. To Hartsville, Tenn., November 28. Battle of Hartsville (Morgan's attack) December 7. Regiment surrendered by Colonel Moore. Paroled December 8 and Exchanged January 12, 1863. Regiment reorganized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, till March, 1863. Ordered to Lexington, Ky., March 24; thence to Frankfort, Ky., and duty there till May. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., May 1-4, and duty guarding Railroad to Chattanooga, Tenn., till September. Moved to Stevenson, Ala., September 6; thence march to Battle Creek and Anderson's Cross Roads, repairing road to Waldron's Ridge; thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Return to Chattanooga and duty at Rossville, Ga., till February, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Rome May 17-18. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operation on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills, May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Assigned to Train Guard duty on Railroad till November. Dalton August 14-16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Sandersville November 26. 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., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 9, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 22 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 42 Enlisted men by disease. Total 67.

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