4th 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. More About Mine Run. Robert E. Bigsbee. 4th O.V.I. July 26, 1883
- History of the Three Months' and Three Years' Service from April 16, 1861 to June 22, 1864 of the Fourth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War for the Union. William Kepler. 287 pgs. Leader Printing Co. Cleveland. Ohio. 1886
Reprint: 4th Ohio Volunteers. Gibraltar Brigade. Army of the Potomac. William Kepler. 332 pgs. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 1992
- National Tribune. Stonewall Jackson. Edward Sorgen. 4th O.V.I. August 30, 1888
- National Tribune. Carroll's Brigade. William T. Dart. 4th O.V.I. April 6, 1893. Gettysburg. Thanks to Ed Keen for submitting this source.
- From North Ana to Cold Harbor. John S. Jones. From: Sketches of War History. MOLLUS. Ohio. Vol. 4. Cincinnati. Robert Clarke, 1896. pp. 147-58. 7 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v4. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- National Tribune. Gen. Carroll's Gibraltar Brigade at Gettysburg. Joseph L. Dickelman. 4th O.V.I. December 10, 1908
- National Tribune. The 4th Ohio at Gettysburg. S.R. Averill. 4th O.V.I. May 13, 1909
- National Tribune. Carroll's Brigade at Gettysburg. J.L. Dickelman. 4th O.V.I. June 10, 1909. Thanks to Ed Keen for submitting this source.
Reprint in: Fighting Them Over - How The Veterans Remembered Gettysburg In The Pages Of The National Tribune. pgs. 337-338. Butternut and Blue. Baltimore. Maryland. 1998
- National Tribune. A Successful Scheme. Edward Sorgen. 4th O.V.I. October 13, 1910
- National Tribune. Trouble with His Name. Julius E. Emoine. 4th O.V.I. September 13, 1923
- The Battle of Hanging Rocks Pass near Romney, West Virginia, September 24, 1861. Fritz Haselberger. West Virginia History. pgs. 1-20. Vol. 25 no. 1. October. 1963. State Dept. of Archives and History. Charleston. W. Va. 1963. Located at Ohio Historical Society. Call# 975.405 W52, v.25,no.1. The 4th O.V.I. had a prominent part in this battle.
- The Battle of Blue's Gap. by Fritz Haselberger. West Virginia History. pgs. 241-248. Vol. 28 no. 3. April. 1967. State Dept. of Achives and History. Charleston. W.Va
- "The Excitement Had Begun!" The Civil War Diary of Lemuel Jeffries, 1862-1863. by Lemnuel Jeffries. 4th O.V.I. Edited by Jason H. Silverman. Manuscripts. #30. Fall 1978. Pages 265-278. Thanks to Ed Keen for submitting 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
- The Struggle for the Bliss Farm at Gettysburg, July 2nd and 3rd, 1863. Elwood Christ. Butternut & Blue. Baltimore. MD. 1994
- The Gibraltar Brigade On East Cemetery Hill - Twenty-Five Minutes of Fighting - Fifty Years of Controversy - Gettysburg, July 2nd, 1863. by Gary Lash. 214 pgs. Butternut and Blue. Baltimore. MD. 1995
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- National Colors of the 4th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- The Story Of Joshua D. Breyfogle, Private, 4th Ohio Infantry (10th Ohio Cavalry) And The Civil War. Joshua D. Breyfogle. George E. Carter Editor. 404 pgs. Studies in American History No. 34. The Edward Mellen Press. Lewiston. New York. 2001
- Buckeye Blood: Ohio at Gettysburg. by Richard A. Baumgartner. 254 pgs. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 2003
Capt. Byron Dolbear
Co C 4th OVI Delaware Ohio
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized April 25th, 1861, for three months service, under Col. Loren Andrews, and for three years service June 5th, 1861. It served under McClellan in West Virginia and participated at Rich Mountain and other Battles. Colonel Andrews having died, John S. Mason was made Colonel on October 14th, 1861. The Regiment was transferred to the Army of the Potomac and served in the Peninsula campaign. It suffered severely at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and in July, 1863, took part in the battle of Gettysburg, and afterward participated in the movements of General Grant in Virginia until the close of the war. The 4th Ohio lost in action nearly 300 men killed and wounded.
From Dyer's Compendium4th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 2, and duty there till June 4. Reorganized for three years' service June 4, 1861. Three months men mustered out July 24, 1861.
4th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 4, 1861. Moved to Grafton, W. Va., June 20-23. Attached to McCook's Advance Brigade, West Virginia, to July, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to November, 1861. Kelly's Command, West Virginia, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. Kimball's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. Kimball's Independent Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to March; 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July 6-17, 1861. Capture of Beverly July 12. Expedition to Huttonsville July 13-16. At Beverly till July 23; thence moved to New Creek. At Pendleton August 7 to October 25. Action at Petersburg September 7 and 12. Hanging Rock, Romney, September 23. Romney September 23-25. Mill Creek Mills, Romney, October 26. Duty at Romney till January, 1862. Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6-7. Blue's Gap January 7. Evacuation of Romney January 10. At Paw Paw Tunnel February 9 to March 7. Advance on Winchester March 7-15. Martinsburg March 9. Cedar Creek March 18. Strasburg March 19. Battle of Winchester March 23. Cedar Creek March 25. Woodstock April 1. Edenburg April 2. Mt. Jackson April 16. March to Fredericksburg May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Front Royal May 30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Harrison's Landing June 29-30. Haxell's, Herring Creek, July 3-4. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, . W. Va., September 22, and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Leesburg October 1-2. March to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg. Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth, Va., till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. On detached duty at New York City August 15 to September 16. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertson's Tavern or Locust Grove November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3 to June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21; "Bloody Angle" May 12; North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Old members mustered out June 21, 1864. Consolidated to a Battalion June 26, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Road March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 261.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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