32nd 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
- Griffith Civil War Diaries, 1863-1865. Corporal John W. Griffith Co. G. 32nd OVI. 3 Volumes. Call# VOL 305-307. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Hart Civil War Diaries, 1861-1864. Benjamin F. Hart Co. F. 32nd OVI. 3 Volumes. Call# VOL 934-936. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Soldiers Letters From Camp, Battle-Field and Prison. Edited by Lydia Minturn Post. Published for the US Sanitary Commission. Bunce & Huntington Publishers. 540 Broadway. New York. 1865. Contains letters written by William McLain. Co B. 32nd OVI. Thanks to Larry Strayer for this source.
Ltr. CXXXII Vicksburg. Miss. 11-18-63. pgs. 290-291
Ltr. CXXXVII Vicksburg. 1863. pg. 297
Ltr. CXLVII Vicksburg. 1-18-64. pgs 320-322
Ltr. CXLIX no date. pgs. 323-324
Ltr. CLV no date. pg. 338
Ltr. CLXIII Huntsville. Alabama. 5-24-64. pgs. 345-346
Ltr. CLXIV February 1864. pgs 346-347
Ltr. CLXVIII Huntsville. Alabama. May 1864. pgs. 350-351
Ltr. CXC Kenesaw. Georgia. 6-28-1864. pgs. 391-397
Ltr. CXCVI Near Atlanta. Georgia. 8-8-64. pgs. 400-407
Ltr. CXCVII no date. pgs. 408-409
Ltr. CCVI no date. pgs. 424-425
Ltr. CCXII 2-15-65. pgs. 435-442
Ltr. CCXIX February 1865. pgs. 461-462
- Soldiers Letters From Camp, Battle-Field and Prison. Edited by Lydia Minturn Post. Published for the US Sanitary Commission. Bunce & Huntington Publishers. 540 Broadway. New York. 1865. Contains letters written by W.S. Hubbell 32nd OVI. Thanks to Larry Strayer for this source.
Ltr. CXLVIII Vicksburg. Miss. 2-2-64. pg. 323
Ltr. CLVI no date pgs. 338-339
Ltr. CCXIV no date. Lost Mountain. pgs. 451-452
- A Race for Liberty: or My Capture, Imprisonment, and Escape. By William Burson, of Co. A, 32d Reg't. O.V.I., with an introduction by W.B. Derrick. William Burson. W.G. Foster Printer. Wellsville. Ohio. 1867
- Reminiscences of a Soldier 1861-1865 / By Henry G. Lehmann. Sgt. Henry G. Lehmann. Co. H. 32nd OVI. 77 pgs. Wilkinson Printing Co. Van Wert. Ohio. 18--? Call# E601 .L4. Ohio State University Book Depository. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Harper's Ferry, and the Part the 32nd Ohio Vols. Played There. C.E. Smith. July 3, 1884
- National Tribune. Harper's Ferry Cowards. A Comrade of the 32nd Ohio Vindicates His Regiment. Charles W. Black. October 23, 1884
- History of the 32nd Regt. Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Edited by E.Z. Hays, Chairman of the Regimental Historical Committee, and Examined and Approved by Warner Mills, George Knofflock and W.G. Snodgrass, Historical Committee. Ebenezer Z. Hays. 279 pgs. Cott and Evans Printers. Columbus. 1896
- Roster of the 32nd Regt. O.V.V.I. Regimental Association. 19 pgs. NP. ND. Ca. 1900. Call# 973.7471 J32r. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- 32nd Regiment Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. by E.Z. Hayes. K Co. pgs. 60-71. Ohio at Vicksburg. Report of the Ohio Vicksburg Battlefield Commission. by William P. Gault. Late Sergt. Co. F. 78th O.V.I. Secretary to the Commission. NP. Columbus? Ohio. 1906
- 26th Ohio Independent Battery Light Artillery (Yost's Captured Battery). Record by E.Z. Hayes. K Co. 32nd OVI. pgs. 292-295. Ohio at Vicksburg. Report of the Ohio Vicksburg Battlefield Commission. by William P. Gault. Late Sergt. Co. F. 78th O.V.I. Secretary to the Commission. NP. Columbus? Ohio. 1906
- Minutes of the 30th Annual Reunion, Held at Columbus, O., Sept. 5, 1906, Regimental Association 32nd Regt. O.V.V.I. Minutes of the 31st Annual Reunion, Held at Columbus, O., Sept. 4, 1907. Regimental Association. 23 pgs. Press of Sprague Print Co. Bridgeport. 1908. Call# 973.7471 J32m. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- History of Jerome Township. Union County, Ohio. by W.L. Curry. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1913. Contains a history of the 32nd OVI on pgs 99-102
- Recollections of a Cavalryman of the Civil War after Fifty Years, 1861-1865. William Douglas Hamilton. F.J. Heer Printing Co. Columbus. O. 1915. Hamiliton served in the 32nd OVI and the 9th OVC
- Patriotic Poems by J.K. Butler. James K. Butler. Co. C. 32nd OVI. Copyrighted May 29, 1916. NP. Mt. Vernon. Ohio? Poems titled: A Poem to Abraham Lincoln, A Poem for Decoration Day, To the Sons of Veterans, To the Daughters of Veterans.
- National Tribune. The Death of McPherson. Newell Patterson. June 28, 1923
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Norman Brothers. by Larry Liggett and Larry Stevens. 1997
- 32nd OVI Company K Page. by Mitchell Wise. 1998
- 32nd OVI Monument. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- Yost's Independent Battery Monument. Company F 32nd OVI. Capt. Theodore D. Yost. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- Fighting Chaplain of the 32nd OVI. Russell B. Bennett. 32nd OVI. From: War History of Union County...by W.L. Curry. Marysville. Ohio. 1883. Published on the web by Larry Stevens. 1999
- A View From the Ranks. The Civil War Diaries of Charles E. Smith. Corporal Charles E. Smith. Co I. 32nd OVI. Compiled by George R. Cryder and Stanley R. Miller. 670 pgs. Published by the Delaware County Historical Society. PO Box 317. Delaware. Ohio. 1999
- A Veteran's Souvenirs: The Relics of Cpl. Charles E. Smith in the Atlanta History Center Collection. by Gordon L. Jones. pgs 38-41. North South Trader's Civil War. 2008. Vol. 33. No. 1. Fredericksburg. Virginia
- The Seneachie Letters: A Virginia Yankee with the 32nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Pvt. William Mosby McClain. 32nd OVI. Edited by Daniel Masters. 258 pgs. Hardcover. 11 maps. 18 images. Columbian Arsenal Press. 2020
Robert J. Hamilton 32nd O.V.I.
Mortally wounded at battle of Camp Alleghany, Va.
December 11, 1861
HistoryColonel Thomas H. Ford organized the Regiment in July, 1861 and in September it went to West Virginia. The 32nd made a good fight at Harper's Ferry in 1862, losing 150 officers and men, and was paroled at the surrender of that post and sent to Chicago, Ill. It was exchanged in January, 1863, and reported the same month to Grant at Memphis, and did good service in the Vicksburg campaign. In the spring of 1864 it returned from veteran furlough, joined Sherman's army in Georgia and remained with that army until reaching Washington in May, 1865, taking part in all the main engagements characterizing that army's movements. The Regiment, 950 strong at its muster-in, received 1,600 recruits, yet showed but 565 on its rolls when mustered out at Louisville in 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium32nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Mansfield, Ohio, August 20 to September 7, 1861. Left State for Grafton, W. Va., September 15, thence moved to Cheat Mountain Summit. Attached to Kimball's Brigade, Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to November, 1861. Milroy's Brigade, Reynolds' Command, Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to March, 1862. Milroy's Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Piatt's 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to July, 1862. Piatt's Brigade, White's Division, Winchester, Va., to September, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862. Captured September 15, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, January to December, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1864. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to April, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Action at Greenbrier River, W. Va., October 3-4, 1861. Duty at Greenbrier till December. Action at Camp Allegheny December 13. Duty at Beverly December, 1861, to April, 1862. Expedition on the Seneca April 1-12. Action at Monterey April 12. At Staunton till May 7. Battle of McDowell May 8. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Duty at Strasburg and Winchester till September. Evacuation of Winchester September 2. Defence of Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 12-15. Maryland Heights September 12-13. Regiment surrendered September 15. Paroled September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md., thence to Chicago, Ill., and to Cleveland, Ohio. Exchanged January 12, 1863. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 20-25, 1863, thence to Lake Providence, La., February 20, and to Milliken's Bend, La., April 17. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, and garrison duty there till February, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2. Baker's Creek February 5. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., April 21-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign, June 8-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Howell's Ferry July 5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Shadow Church and Westbrook's near Fairburn October 2. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Louisville November 30. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Salkehatchie Swamp, S. C., February 2-5. River's Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. South Edisto River February 9. Orangeburg February 11-12. Columbia February 15-17. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 8. Mustered out July 20, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 99 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 143 Enlisted men by disease. Total 240.
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