3rd 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
- First Reunion of the Third Ohio Vol. Infantry at Cardington, Ohio, 1876. 14 pgs. Nevins & Myers Printers. 1876. CSmH
- Minutes of the Second, Third and Fourth Annual Re-unions of the Third Ohio Regimental Association, Held at Zanesville, O., Thursday, September 20th, 1877 and at Columbus, O., October 10th, 1878 and October 8th, 1879. 20 pgs. Courier Print. Zanesville. 1880. CSmH
- The Citizen Soldier; or Memoirs of a Volunteer. John Beatty. 401 pgs. Wilstach, Baldwin & Co. Publishers. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1879
Reprint: Memoirs of a Volunteer 1861-1863. by John Beatty. Edited by Harvey S. Ford. Introduction by Lloyd Lewis. Illustrations by H.W. Willard. 317 pgs. W.W. Norton & Company Inc. New York. 1946
Reprint: The Citizen-Soldier: The Memoirs of a Civil War Volunteer. by John Beatty. Introduction by Steven E. Woodworth. 392 pgs. University of Nebraska Press. 1998
- National Tribune. Seen in Dreams. A Gallant Captain of the 3rd Ohio - An Incident of Streight's Raid. D.H.H. June 28th, 1883
- National Tribune. The 3rd Ohio at Perryville. J.W. Laybourn. July 10th, 1884
- Company H, Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry. in Military History of Ohio. Illustrated in Editions by Counties. Soldiers Edition. ..... Licking County Edition. pgs. 312-313. H.H. Hardesty Publisher. Toledo. 1886
- Rich Mountain - How the Battle was Precipitated, and a "Young Napoleon Made," by R.C. Galbraith, Chaplain, Schleich's Brigade (3rd O.V.I). Concerns Captain Orris A. Lawson's actions. The Ohio Soldier. August 27th, 1887
- Roster of the 3rd Regiment O.V.I. Association, 1888. 11 leaves. Title from cover. The roster is printed on the rectos except where a Company requires two pages when the verso is used. Probably printed in Kansas as the Secretary lived in that state. CSmH
- Roster of Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1889. NA. 27 pgs. Tribune Print House. Independence. Kansas. 1889
- A Regiment in Search of a Battle. Brigadier General John Beatty. Sketches of War History, 1861-1865. Papers read before the Ohio Commandry of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 1888-1890. Edited by Robert Hunter, late Captain U.S.V., Recorder. Published by the Commandery. Volume III. Cincinnati. Robert Clarke and Company. 1890
- A War Incident. NA. Blue and Gray I. 1893
- National Tribune. In a Scrape. What an Ohio Boy Went Through in Trying to Reach His Regiment. J.A. Blair. November 12th, 1896
- Slavery and Four Years Of War. Two Volumes. Joseph Warren Keifer. The Knickerbocker Press. New York. 1900
- Grant. John Beatty. 36 pgs. NP. Columbus. Ohio. 1902
- Ulysses S. Grant. A Characterization Sketch. John Beatty. pgs. 232-245. v. 11. Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. Published for the Society by A.H. Smythe. Columbus. Ohio. 1903. Call# B G767b. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Fighting in Pairs. Nine Pairs of Brothers in One Company. John A. Duncan. November 26th, 1903
- National Tribune. Knew He Would Be Killed. J.F. Gregg. September 1st, 1904
- National Tribune. Terrible Fight at Perryville. Amos J. Herald. April 26th, 1904
- MCLEAN: A Romance of the War. by John Beatty. 237 pgs. A story based on 3rd OVI Captain Edward M. Driscoll's prisoner of war experiences. Press of Fred J. Heer. Columbus. Ohio. 1904
- Ohio in the Civil War. by John Beatty. In: Historical Collections of Ohio in Two Volumes. Volume 1. pgs. 150-154
- National Tribune. Rich Mountain. Henry Breidenthal. August 8th, 1907
- National Tribune. We're Not Whipped. James A. Duncan. May 6th, 1909
- The Battle of Rich Mountain and Some Incidents. Joseph W. Keifer. Ohio. MOLLUS. Cincinnati. 1911. 24 p. E472.l7K27. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- National Tribune. At Stone River. James A. Duncan. May 20th, 1915
- National Tribune. Gen. George H. Thomas and the Army of the Cumberland. Charles O. Brown. June 20th, 1918
- National Tribune. Fought with Rosecrans. James A. Duncan. November 19th, 1925
- C.R. Boyce's Eye-witness Account of a Civil War Campaign in Western Virginia. Charles R. Boyce. A letter from C.R. Boyce to his sisters Sally, Aggie and M.M. Boyce of Wellsville, Ohio. Pgs 18-21. Davis and Elkins Historical Magazine. VIII. 1955
- The Surgeon With A Heart. Surgeon Robert R. McMeens. 3rd OVI. By Dr. G.E. Dammann. In North South Trader. pgs. 25-27. Volume XI. No. 5. July-August. 1984. Thanks to Larry Strayer for this source.
- 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
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- National Colors of the 3rd O.V.I. Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- Buckeye Warriors at Perryville. 3rd Ohio Infantry at the Battle of Perryville Kentucky. by Stuart W. Sanders. pgs 38-44, and 86. America's Civil War. Volume 13 No. 4. Leesburg. Virginia. January. 2001
- 3rd, 5th, 7th and 13th Regiments, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861. Richard A. Warren. pg 150. The Military Collector & Historian. Volume 57. No. 3. Fall. 2005. The Company of Military Historians. Rutland. MA
- Company C, Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry Morning Reports. U.S. Army - Co C. 3rd OVI. The Company C, Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry morning reports date from July 1862 to June 1864 and contain the morning reports of Captain Charles Byron. .5 cubic feet. Call# MSS# 240. Robert E. and Jean R. Mahn Center for Archives and Special Collections. Alden Library. Ohio University. Athens. Ohio
2nd Lieut. Francis P. Dale Co. H 3rd OVI
Backmark J.P. Greenwald Newark Ohio
Courtesy of and Copyright © Brad Pruden Collection
HistoryOrganized 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 Compendium3rd 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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