115th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- John B. Smith Diary. Pvt. John B. Smith. Co. A. 115th OVI. 1 volume. Included are a summary of the company's history from Aug. - Nov. 1862 and a 44-page chronology of the first two years of the war. Call# VOL 614. Civil War diary, 1862-1865. [VOL collection]. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Proceedings of the First Annual Re-union 115th Regt. O.V.I. Together with the address of Lieut. James J. Clark, at Salem, Ohio, on Friday, September 13th, 1872. 15 pgs. Hartzell & Saxton Printers. Canton. Ohio. 1872. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Ninth Annual Reunion of the 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry at [Evans Grove], Salem, Ohio, August 21st, 1889. Salem, Ohio: 32pgs. Thos. J. Walton Steam Printing House. 1890. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Civil War Recollections 1862-1865. Experiences with the 115th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Harvey S. Hogue. 36 pgs. Facsimile. 1900. Call# PA Box 271 19. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Defending Blockhouse No. 7. John McTammany. December 23rd, 1909. Overall's Creek, Tennessee, December 4, 1864
- In Memoriam. General John H. Sharer. John H. Sharer enlisted man in 115th OVI. 65 pgs. NP. ND. Alliance. Ohio. 1908-10? Library. University of Mount Union. Alliance. Ohio. Thanks to Larry Strayer for this source.
- 115th OVI Roster. Editors. The Report, The Ohio Genealogical Society. pg. 21. Volume 27. Number 1. 1987
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Murder in Dayton, Death of George Waterman: Copperheads Slay Lieutenant of the 115th Ohio. by Timothy Brookes. Military Images Magazine 16. May-June 1995. pp. 20-22. 3 photocopied pages. SpColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- 115th OVI, Co A in Tennessee. Editors. The Report, The Ohio Genealogical Society. pg. 182. Volume 35. Number 4. 1995
- Murder in Dayton: The Death of Lieutenant Waterman. by Timothy R. Brookes. In Timeline. Volume 13. Number 3. May-June. 1996. A Publication of the Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- From School to War. Letters of George Lawson Waterman and a Few Others from 1858-1863. Co. E 1st OVI and Co. C 115th OVI. Edited by Robert P. and Jeanette K. Bishop. 146 pgs. Peninsula. Summit County. Ohio. 1996
- Civil War Reflections 1862-1865. by Harvey S. Hogue of Company G, 115th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Placed on the web by John Cartan. 1998
- Captain John A. Means' Company, 115th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Summit Beacon, September 25, 1862. p. 2. Editors. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. pgs. 2-3. Volume II. Number 1. 1998
- War Behind The Lines: The Civil War History Of The 115th Ohio Infantry Regiment 1862-1865. by Rexford G. Wiggers. 340 pgs. Paperback and Hardcover. Dog Ear Publishing. Indianapolis. IN. 2012
Arthur K. Goodrich Co.C
Age 18 when enlisted July 28, 1862
Died Nov. 30, 1864, at Murfreesboro, Tenn.
Courtesy of Marcus McLemore
HistoryOrganized in August, 1862, under Colonel J.A. Lucy, it reported to General Wright at Cincinnati in October. Here the Regiment was divided, five companies proceeding to Camp Chase to perform guard duty. In the fall of 1863 part of the Regiment was mounted and operated against guerillas in Tennessee, the remainder occupying block houses along the Railroad. During Hood's advance upon Nashville companies C, F and G were captured by Forrest, and afterwards paroled. They took passage on the ill-fated steamer Sultana, where 83 men were lost. The Regiment remained on garrison duty until mustered out June 23, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium115th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Massillon, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1862. Moved to Cincinnati, Ohio, September 27. Assigned to duty by detachments as Provost Guard and guarding Forts, Arsenals, Store Houses and Magazines at Camps Chase, Dennison, Ohio, Maysville, Covington and Newport, Ky., and Cincinnati, Ohio, till October, 1863. Ordered to Chattanooga, Tenn., October 23, 1863; thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn. Attached to Post of Murfreesboro, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, Defences of Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, Dept. of the Cumberland, to March, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Sub-District, District of Middle Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Murfreesboro, Tenn., and along line of the Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, in Block Houses and at Bridges till June, 1865. Regiment was specially selected for this arduous duty because of the great number of skilled mechanics and artisans in its ranks. Skirmishes at Cripple Creek, Woodbury Pike, May 25, 1864 (Detachment). Smyrna August 31, 1864. Block House No. 4 August 31, 1864. Company "B" captured by Wheeler. Block House No. 5 (Co. "B"). Block House No. 2, on Mill Creek, Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad, December 2-3. Block House No. 1 December 3 (Detachment). Block House No. 3 December 3 (Detachment). Block House No. 4 December 4 (Detachment). Block House No. 7 December 4 (Detachment). Siege of Murfreesboro December 5-12. "The Cedars" December 5-7. Lavergne December 8. Duty along Nashville & Chattanooga Railroad from Nashville to Tullahoma, Tenn., till June, 1865. Mustered out June 23, 1865. Regiment lost during Service 1 Officer and 8 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 138 Enlisted men by disease. Total 151.
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