25th 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
- National Tribune. Doesn't Want It Rubbed In. Thomas Stephenson. 25th O.V.I. Concerning Jackson in the Valley 1862. May 1, 1884
- National Tribune. Fremont's Campaign Against Jackson. Michael F. Danford. May 22, 1884
- National Tribune. The Eleventh Corps, and the Defeat it met at Chancellorsville. Who was Responsible? E.C. Culp. 25th O.V.I. December 11, 1884
- The 25th Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union, by Edward C. Culp. Edward C. Culp. Late Lieut. Col. 25th Ohio. G.W. Crane & Co. Printers. Topeka. Kansas. 1885
Reprint: Raising the Banner of Freedom: The 25th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union by Edward C. Culp. Edited by Tom. J. Edwards. More info than original publication. 424 pages. Paperback. Publisher iUniverse.com. 2003
- National Tribune. Gettysburg. Reminiscences of the Great Fight by a Participant. Edward C. Culp. 25th O.V.I. 19 March, 1885. Thanks to Ed Keen for submitting this source.
- National Tribune. From the 25th Ohio. A Correction as to Gettysburg, and a Sketch of the Closing Days of the War. E.C. Culp. 25th O.V.I. June 4, 1885
- National Tribune. Chancellorsville. Alexander E. Holland. August 27, 1885
- Camp Fire Chat. John Walton. Adjutant. 25th OVI. pg 76. September 17, 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- They Followed the Army. By John Walton, Late Adj. 25th Ohio Volunteers. John Walton. Adjutant. 25th OVI. pg 176. October 29, 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
Reprinted in 2002 See next
They Followed the Army. The Anguish of Runaway Slaves. John Walton, Lieutenant, Twenty-fifth Ohio Infantry. in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume V. pgs. 614, 616-617. University of Illinois Press. Urbana and Chicago. 2002
- National Tribune. Chancellorsville. Lack of Precaution Taken by Some of the Commanding Officers. Robert M. Fulton. August 27, 1891
- Restoring the Flag at Fort Sumpter. D.R. Hunt. From: MOLLUS. Ohio. Sketches of War History. v. 5 p. 522-530. Cincinnati. 1903
- National Tribune. On the Right at Chancellorsville. Robert M. Fulton. May 7, 1908
- National Tribune. Total Names Enrolled. Robert M. Fulton. April 1, 1909
- National Tribune. The Battle of Honey Hill. Hugh Ballantine. July 28, 1910
- National Tribune. The Battle at McDowell. Robert M. Fulton. January 5, 1911
- The War of The 'Sixties,' Compiled by E.R. Hutchins, Who Served in the United States Army, and Later in the United States Navy, as an Officer, from May, 1861, to December, 1865 and who is now a Physician. Edward R. Hutchins. pgs. 61-62. The Neale Publishing Co. New York. 1912
- National Tribune. At McDowell, W. Va.. Robert M. Fulton. October 2, 1913
- National Tribune. At Chancellorsville. Robert M. Fulton. January 1, 1914
- National Tribune. At Belle Isle. John Rupp. January 29, 1914
- National Tribune. Last Man Killed. Fighting in S.C. After Lee Surrendered. Alfred M. Garner. July 1, 1915
- National Tribune. The Forts at Cheat Mountain. John Ewalt. July 29, 1915
- National Tribune. The 25th Ohio. Its Hard Winter on Cheat Mountain. John T. Painter. September 16, 1915
- National Tribune. Attention of the 25th Ohio Boys. John Cashner (25th Indiana Infantry). July 20, 1916. Alleghany, WV
- National Tribune. The Famous 25th Ohio. The Last Two Years of Its Service - Ending the War in S.C. Alexandria Mattison. August 21, 1919
- National Tribune. The 25th Ohio. Its Experiences on Cheat Mountain in the Shenandoah Valley. John Ewalt. November 25, 1920
- National Tribune. Driving Home The Cows. William H. Rawlings. July 5, 1923
- National Tribune. The Last at Columbia. Alfred M. Garner. February 28, 1924
- National Tribune. With the 25th Ohio in S.C.. Alexandria Mattison. September 17, 1925
- National Tribune. An Old-Time Letter. Samuel A. Wildman. June 3, 1926
- National Tribune. Last to Leave Columbia S.C.. Alfred M. Garner. November 15, 1934
- Hollis Correspondence. 2nd Lt. Joseph H. Hollis Co F. 25th OVI. pgs 275-294. InMH. XXXVI. 1940
- The Civil War and Joseph Wright. Joseph Wright Co. E. 25th OVI. by Roger W. Blackburn. Starts at pg. 16. Northwest Ohio Quarterly. Vol. 51.1. Winter. 1979
- Unpublished Memoir. by Sgt. Luther B. Mesnard. 25th & 55th O.V.I. Firelands Historical Society. Norwalk. Ohio
- The Rise and Survival of Private Mesnard. Luther B. Mesnard. CWTI. Per. 24. January. 1986. pp. 18-25. 8 photocopied pages; 24. Feb 1986. pp. 10-17 & 44-45. 10 photocopied pages. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Lt. Col. Francis M. Shaklee, a Veteran of the Civil War. Lt. Col. Francis M. Shaklee. 20th & 25th OVI. by William E. Shaklee. 46 pgs. Oklahoma City. Oklahoma. 1997. Call# E525.5 20th .S33 1997. Library of Congress. Washington DC
- Lt. Col. Nathaniel Haughton, 25th Ohio Volunteers. Editors. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. pg. 179. Volume I. Number 4. Winter. 1997. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio .
- Thomas J. Janney Papers. Thomas J. Janney. Lt. Co. K & I. 25th OVI. 16 items. Letters, papers, muster out roll and 2 letters from Lt. Joseph H. Potts. Co. F. 75th OVI in Libby Prison. Call# VFM1598. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio.
- Civil War Diary and Memoirs. Thomas Evans. 25th OVI. 17 pgs. Typescript copy of Evan's Diary and Memoirs. Original in private collection. Call# VFM2506. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Wildman Family Papers. Correspondence and diaries of a Norwalk, Ohio family describing camp life and service in the 25th OVI and 55th OVI. .5 cubic ft. Call# MSS384. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Alfred Lamkin Diaries 1853-1872. Alfred Avery Lamkin. 25th OVI. 1833-1918. 5 Folders. Call # R443. Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. University of Missouri / State Historical Society of Missouri. 23 Ellis Library. University of Missouri. Columbia. Missouri. 65201
- Colors of the 25th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- Civil War Letters of Charles Theon Theilly, 25th OVI. Charles Theon Theilly. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. pgs. 200-208. Volume V. Number 4. 2001. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio
- Civil War Letters of Charles Theon Theilly, 25th OVI. Charles Theon Theilly. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. pgs. 38-47. Volume VI. Number 1. 2002. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio
- Buckeye Blood: Ohio at Gettysburg. by Richard A. Baumgartner. 254 pgs. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 2003
Captain Lewis R. Green Co. H
Died of Fever Sept. 5 1862
In Marietta College in the War
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized June 28th, 1861, under Colonel James A. Jones, it served in West Virginia until April, 1862, when it crossed the Alleghanies and fought at Bull Pasture Mountain and Cross Keys, losing over 100 men. It joined Pope's campaign and was at the second Bull Run battle; again at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, sustaining heavy losses. The Regiment re-enlisted January 1st, 1864 and soon after proceeded to the South Carolina coasts, where it operated until the fall of Charleston. The 25th marched into that city February 26th, 1865, and continued in service in South Carolina long after the close of the war. It was mustered out June 18th, 1866, having served over five years.
Unidentified member of the 25th OVI
wearing his Ohio Service Medal.
Courtesy of and Copyright © Mike Willey Collection
From Dyer's Compendium25th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, and mustered in June 28, 1861. Ordered to West Virginia July 29, and duty along the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad from Grafton to the Ohio River, till August 21. Attached to Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to November, 1861. Milroy's Command, Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to April, 1862. Milroy's Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to August, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January, 1864. District of Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. District of Hilton Head, S.C., Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 3rd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to February, 1865. 3rd Separate Brigade, Hilton Head, S. C, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, District of Charleston, S.C., Dept. of the South, to August, 1865. 4th Separate Brigade, District of Western South Carolina, Dept. of the South, to January, 1866. Dept. of the South to June, 1866.
SERVICE.--Moved to Cheat Mountain Summit, W. Va., August 21, 1861, and duty there August 25-November 25. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Action at Cheat Mountain September 12. Greenbrier River October 3-4. Duty at Huttonsville November 25, 1861, to February 27, 1862. Expedition to Camp Baldwin December 11-13, 1861. Action at Camp Allegheny, Buffalo Mountain, December 12. Expedition to Huntersville December 31, 1861, to January 6, 1862. Duty at Beverly, Cheat Mountain, March. Expedition on the Seneca April 1-12. Action at Monterey April 12. At Staunton till May 7. Battle of McDowell May 8. March from Franklin to Strasburg May 26-June 10, pursuing Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Duty at Sperryville and Centreville, Va., till August. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Freeman's Ford August 22. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till December. Expedition from Centreville to Bristoe September 25-28. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-16. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Brook's Station till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 22. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee, to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. At Warrenton Junction July 25-August 6. Moved to Folly Island, S. C., Dept. of the South, August 6-12. Duty at Folly and Morris Islands, S.C., operating against Fort Sumpter and Charleston till January, 1864. Duty at Hilton Head, S. C., till November 23, 1864. (Veterans absent on furlough January to March, 1864. Cos. "A," "G" and "I" at Fort Pulaski, Ga., September 25 to October 23.) Expedition against Charleston & Savannah Railroad November 28-30. Battle of Honey Hill November 30. Coosaw River December 4. Demonstration on Charleston & Savannah Railroad December 6-9. Deveaux's Neck December 6. Occupation of Charleston February 26, 1865. Expedition toward Santee River February 28-March 10. Camp at Mt. Pleasant March 12-April 3. Potter's Expedition to Camden, S.C., April 5-25. Dingle's Mills April 9. Statesburg April 15. Occupation of Camden April 17. Boykins' Mills April 18. Denkins' Mills and Beach Creek near Statesburg April 19. Return to Mt. Pleasant April 28, thence moved to Charleston May 6 and to Columbia May 7, and garrison duty there till May 25. Duty in Fairfield, Newberry, Edgefield, Lexington and Richland Counties till April, 1866. At Summerville till May and duty on the Sea Islands till June. Ordered to Todd's Barracks, Ohio, June 6. Mustered out June 18, 1866. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 151 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 119 Enlisted men by disease. Total 280.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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