3rd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

2nd Lieut. Francis P. Dale Co. H 3rd OVI
Backmark J.P. Greenwald Newark Ohio
Courtesy of and Copyright © Brad Pruden Collection


Organized for three months service, April 16, 1861, and for three years service, May 3, 1861, under Isaac Morrow, Colonel, John Beatty, Lieut. Colonel, and J.Warren Keifer, Major. It served under McClellan in West Virginia, with Gen. Mitchell in Kentucky (Perryville) and Tennessee, and with Rosecrans at Stone River. In the spring of 1863, the 3d Ohio took part in the celebrated raid of Col. Streight, whose command was captured by Forrest. The officers and men were sent to Belle Isle and Libby prison. The men soon were exchanged, but the officers were retained. The Regiment did good service in Tennessee during 1863 and 1864, and was mustered out June 23d, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

3rd Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, April 28, and duty there till June 12. Reorganized for three years' service June 12, 1861. Three months men mustered out July 24, 1861.

3rd Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, June 4, 1861. Moved to Grafton, W. Va., thence to Clarksburg, W. Va., June 20-25, 1861. Attached to 1st Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to September, 1861. Reynolds' Command, Cheat Mountain, W. Va., to November, 861. 17th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Centre 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1863. Streight's Provisional Brigade, 14th Army Corps, to May, 1863. Unattached, Dept. of the Cumberland, August to November, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, to April, 1865. Garrison at Chattanooga, Tenn., to June, 1864.
SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July 6-17, 1861. Action at Middle Fork Bridge, W. Va., July 6-7. Rich Mountain July 10-11. Pursuit to Cheat Mountain Summit July 11-16. Moved to Elkwater Creek August 4. Operations on Cheat Mountain September 11-17. Action at Elkwater September 11. Cheat Mountain Pass September 12. Scout to Marshall October 3. Reconnoissance to Big Springs October 6. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 26-28. Duty at Elizabethtown and Bacon Creek, Ky., till February, 1862. Advance on Nashville. Tenn., February 10-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25-March 17. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 17-19. Reconnoissance to Shelbyville, Tullahoma and McMinnville March 25-28. Moved to Fayetteville April 7. Advance on Huntsville, Ala., April 10-11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. Pursuit to Decatur April 11-14. Action at Bridgeport April 27. West Bridge, near Bridgeport, April 29. Duty at Huntsville till August 23. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 23-September 25. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. At Murfreesboro till April, 1863. Streight's Raid to Rome, Ga., April 26-May 3. Day's Gap, Sand Mountain and Crooked Creek and Hog Mountain, April 30. East Branch Black Warrior Creek May 1. Blount's Farm Gadsden, May 2. Near Centre May 2. Cedar Creek, near Rome, May 3. Regiment captured. Exchanged May, 1863. At Camp Chase, Ohio, reorganizing till August. Quelling Holmes County Ohio Rebellion June 13-18. Pursuit of Morgan July 15-26. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., August 1, thence moved to Bridgeport, Ala., and guard duty there till October. Expedition against Wheeler October 1-8. Duty at Battle Creek, Looney Creek and Kelly's Ford till November 27. Garrison duty at Chattanooga, Tenn., till June, 1864. Ordered to Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 9. Mustered out June 23, 1864. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 87 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded, and 3 Officers and 78 Enlisted men by disease. Total 172.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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