16th 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
- Life and Confessions of Thomas D. Carr, Who Was Hung at St. Clairsville, Ohio, Thursday, March 24, 1870, For the Murder of Louisa C. Fox ..... Thomas David Carr. 46 pgs. J.H. Heaton & Co. St. Clairsville. Ohio. 1870. Library of Congress. Washington DC
Reprint: The Life and Confession of Thomas Carr: One Notorious Belmont County Resident, 1846-1870. Originally published: St. Clairsville. Ohio. J.H. Heaton & Co. 1870. Reprinted by Ohio Valley Civil War Rountable. 71 pgs. Bellaire. Ohio. 1996. Call# E601 .C32 1996. Library of Congress. Washington DC
- The "Camp & Field" Articles. By Cpl. Theodore David Wolbach. Co. E. 16th OVI. A series of 78 columns published in the Holmes County (Ohio) Republican newspaper between February, 24 1881, and August 17, 1882. Published on Mike Wood's 16th OVI site.
- National Tribune. A Lively Skirmish. August 1862 Cumberland Gap Campaign. Lt. W.W. Boyd. Co. F. 16th O.V.I. November 29, 1883
- The Memorial Tablet: Published Under the Auspices of Buckley Post, no. 12, G.A.R. / by S.M. Fleischmann. S.M. Fleischmann. 66 pgs. Includes biography of Catherine Whitacre Brashear, Matron of the 16th Ohio Regiment, 1861-1863, and poems by the author. Beacon Pub. Co. Akron. Ohio. 1883. Call# OHS General 973.765 F628. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Chickasaw Bluffs. J.E. Leasure. 16th O.V.I. December 25, 1884
- Tenth Reunion of the 16th Regiment O.V.I. at Millersburg, Ohio, Wednesday & Thursday, August 5th and 6th, 1885. 4 pgs. NP. Millersburg. Ohio 1885
- Proceedings of Eleven Reunions, Held by the 16th Regiment, O.V.I., Including Roll of Honor, Roster of the Survivors of the Regiment, Statistics, &c, &c. Compiled by Enos Pierson Secretary of 16th O.V.I. Reunion Association. Enos Pierson. 173 pgs. 1870-'86. Republican Steam Press. Millersburg. Ohio. 1887. NN
- Reunion At .... 16th Reg't O.V.I. XII (1887) 177-186; XIII (1888) 191-200; XXII / XXIII (1897-1898) 313-324. NHi. Pagination continues from the above title.
- National Tribune. First Amputation of the War. J.M. Richardson. Co. E. 16th O.V.I. August 2, 1883
- History of Company B (Color Company) 16th Ohio Vol. Infantry, '61-'07. Nathan Collins. 34 pgs. Wraps. Arcola. Illinois. 1907. Contains a history and roster of the company, a narrative of the 1907 reunion, photographs of members of the company, and a full-page photo of those veterans attending the 1907 reunion - all eight of them. From a McGowen Books catalog 2009. Thanks to Si Felton for digging this up and Steve Ward for passing it along. According to Mike Wood who runs a fine 16th OVI website: Nathan Collins was appointed fifer at Cumberland Gap, Ky., in July 1862 and discharged with the regiment November 4, 1864. Later in life in connection with his two sons Collins published the Arcola, Illinois, Record-Herald.
- "The Tuscarawas Guards. Company F, Sixteenth Ohio". Anonymous. pg. 105. The First Centennial Atlas of Tuscarawas County, Ohio Including a Map of the State of Ohio 1918
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Phillip Kershner Papers. Lieutenant Colonel Phillip Kershner. 16th OVI. 74 items. Includes commissions, orders, reports, letters, and pension application. Most from 1861-1864. Also includes a 23 page ms. narrative of his military career. Call# VFM1762. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- McCormick and Carey Family Papers, 1856-1883. 40 items. Includes letters of Private William McCormick. Company G & H. 16th OVI. Call# MMC-3612. Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Washington, D.C.
- "A Kiss to Johny and Clary". Letters of Private William McCormick. Company G & H. 16th OVI. 1834-1863. Transcribed by Joni Lynn Crane. Published by Author. NP. 19??
- Yanks From The South (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Fritz Haselberger. 323 pgs. Past Glories. Baltimore. Maryland. 1987
- Hearth and Knapsack: the Ladley letters, 1857-1880. Oscar Derostus Ladley. Edited by Carl M. Becker and Richie Thomas. Ohio University Press. Athens. Ohio. 1988. Ladley was a member of the 16th OVI Three Months Unit and the 75th OVI.
- 16th O.V.I. Page. Michael Wood. 1997
- 16th O.V.I. Monument. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- Civil War Diaries and Selected Letters of Robert Newton Gorsuch. Robert Newton Gorsuch. Co. B. 16th OVI. by Everett Gorsuch Smith. 306 pgs. Hardbound and Paperback. Lulu. Raleigh. N.C. 2012
Asbury Oldroyd Co. C 16th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized for three months service, under Col. James Irvine, in April, 1861, and for three years, under John F. DeCourcey, October 2nd, 1861, it joined General Thomas' forces in Kentucky, the following winter, and in the spring of 1862 was at Cumberland Gap with General Morgan. In December it joined Sherman at Chickasaw Bayou, near Vicksburg, in which battle the Regiment suffered terribly, losing 311 men in the assault. The 16th moved with Grant in the rear of Vicksburg, and took part in the battles of Champion Hills and Black River Bridge, remaining during the siege of Vicksburg, until the surrender. It was at the seige and capture of Jackson, then joined Banks, on the Red River, and in October returned to Ohio, and was mustered out October 31, 1864. The Regiment lost 251 men by death from all causes.
From Dyer's Compendium16th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Columbus, Ohio, May 3, 1861. Left State for West Virginia May 25. Attached to Gen. Kelly's Command May 28. Occupation of Grafton, W. Va., May 30. West Virginia Campaign June 1-July 17. Action at Phillippi June 3. Bowman's Place June 29. Pursuit of Garnett July 7-12. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, and mustered out August 18, 1861.
16th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Tiffin, Wooster, Camp Chase and Zanesville, Ohio, September 23-December 2, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, November 28, thence to Lexington, Ky., December 19. Moved to Somerset, Ky., January 12, 1862. Attached to 12th Brigade, Army Ohio, to March, 1862. 26th Brigade, 7th Division, Army Ohio, to October, 1862. 4th Brigade, Cumberland Gap Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 9th Division, Right Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to February, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, to October. 1864.
SERVICE.--March to support of Gen. Thomas at battle of Mill Springs, Ky., January 18-20, 1862. Duty at Somerset till January 31. March to London, thence to Cumberland Ford January 31-February 12, repairing and rebuilding roads. Reconnoissance toward Cumberland Gap March 21-23. Skirmish at Elrod's Ridge March 22. Cumberland Gap Campaign March 28-June 18. Cumberland Mountain April 28. Cumberland Gap April 29. Occupation of Cumberland Gap June 18-September 15. Action at Wilson's Gap June 18. Tazewell July 26 and August 6. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 2-6. Evacuation of Cumberland Gap and retreat to the Ohio River September 17-October 3. Action at West Liberty September 26. Expedition to Charleston, W. Va., October 21-November 10. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn.. November 10. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluffs December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 15, thence to Milliken's Bend March 8. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Thompson's Hill, Grand Gulf, May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Near Clinton July 8. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13, and duty there till September 6. At Brashear City till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 18. Moved to DeCrow Point, Matagorda Bay, Texas, November 18-28, and duty there till January, 1864, and at Matagorda Island till April. Moved to New Orleans, La., April 18, thence to Alexandria, La., April 23. Red River Campaign April 26-May 22. Construction of dam at Alexandria April 30-May 10. Graham's Plantation April 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Expedition to the Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Duty at Morganza till October. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, October 6. Recruits transferred to 114th Ohio Infantry. Regiment mustered out October 31, 1864, expiration of term. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 68 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 217 Enlisted men by disease. Total 286.
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