45th 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. A Brave Confederate Colonel. Sgt. C.H.S. 45th Ohio Infantry. A short story. March 15, 1883. Monticello. KY. 6/9/63
- National Tribune. Mill Springs. The Second Fight at that Place in June, 1863. Almon Bradford. September 1, 1887
- National Tribune. Under Burnside. Story of the Loss of Law's Guns at Philadelphia, Tenn. Stephen D. Pond. October 25, 1894. Philadelphia. TN. 10/20/63
- National Tribune. Got Up an Got. Comrade Pond Tells More About the Philadelphia [Tn.] Fight. Stephen D. Pond. February 28, 1895
- National Tribune. Points Out Errors in Comrade Edmiston's Account of the Philadelphia Fight. William H. Coon. March 7, 1895
- National Tribune. An Ohio Boy and His Pony. Adventures of an Orderly on a General's Staff. George W. Loop. May 23, 1895
- National Tribune. Dutton's Hill. Stephen D. Pond. November 21, 1895. Somerset. KY. 3/20/1863
- National Tribune. Charge at Resaca. An Ohio Man's Story. Henry C. Keeler. April 21, 1898
- National Tribune. Battle of Franklin.. W. Belville Talbott. November 22, 1906
- A Reminiscence of Burnside's Knoxville Campaign. by Joseph W. Wilshire. Captain 45th O.V.I. A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion. April 3rd 1912. Found in Sketches of War History. A Compilation of Miscellaneous Papers Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion. April 1912 - April 1916. Index to Ohio Volumes 1-9. Volume 9. Broadfoot Publishing Company. Wilmington. North Carolina. 1993
- National Tribune. The Morgan Raid. Milton J. Timberlake. July 24, 1913
- National Tribune. A Record to be Proud Of. George W. Loop. January 20, 1910
- National Tribune. A Dispatch for Burnside. Henry C. Keeler. October 23, 1913. Morgan's Raid
- The Civil War Diary of Charles W. Durling. Sgt. Charles W. Durling. Co G. 45th OVI. 1 item. 42 pgs. Typescript copy transcribed from the original by Mary Jean Clouse in 1972. Original in private possession. Call# VFM 2295. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. Note: listed as Charles W. Darling in a roster in possession of the compiler.
- Francis M. Field Papers. Francis M. Field. Co H. 45th OVI. 20 items. 1862-1863. Letters to parents in St. Paris, Ohio. Call# VFM 1531. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Hiram H. Hostetter Diary. Hiram H. Hostetter. Co E. 45th OVI. 1 volume. Diary, August 21, 1863-April 15, 1864. Captured at the Battle of Holston River, Tennessee, and imprisoned at Belle Isle and Pemberton Prisons. Call# VOL 311. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Newton M. Thomas Papers. Newton M. Thomas. Co A. 45th OVI. Letters. 8 items. Nov. 16, 1862 - April 23, 1865. Call# VFM 468. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- A Civil War Odyssey Through the Western Theater : As Seen Through the Eyes of the Forty-fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. by May Brownlee Shaw. v,v, 237, 3 leaves, maps. bibliographical references pgs. 235-237. NP. ND. Call # 973.7471 Sh27c. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Joseph Fissell - Darbyville's Drummer Boy. By Jhonda T. Davis. pgs. 15-16. Pickaway Quarterly. Spring. 1981
- A Delaware Countian in the Union Army. Letters of Silas J. Mann 45th OVI. by Dennis Keesee. pgs 4 & 9. The Delaware Gazette. Delaware. Ohio. Monday September 19 1988
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 45th OVI Page. Mark Schilling. 1999
- Civil War Heroes of the 45th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry Buried at Andersonville National Historic Site. Prepared by Terry and Ginny Manning. 182 pgs. Lilburn Georgia. 1999. Ohio Genealogical Society Library. Mansfield. Ohio
- Life In Rebel Prisons. by Henry M. Cline Co. B, 45th O.V.I. 79 pgs. Logan County Historical Society. Bellefontaine. Ohio. 2001
- Blue as Blue Can Be: Letters Home From Private Alpheus Fairbanks of the 45th OVI. by Alpheus Fairbanks. Authored by Robert Kendall. 180 pgs. Paperback. Outskirts Press. Denver. Colorado. 2014
Sgt. George Ira Abbott Co. G
Wounded at Atlanta Georgia July 21, 1864
Died in Hospital at Nashville Tennessee, November 7, 1864
Courtesy of Bud Abbott
HistoryOrganized by Colonel Runkle in August, 1862, it moved at once into Kentucky. This Regiment saw considerable service with General Sander's Mounted Division, but its first severe fighting was at the seige of Knoxville. When Longstreet retired to Virginia it was sent to Cumberland Gap. Afterwards - serving as an Infantry Regiment - it participated in the battle of Resaca and other engagements of the Atlanta campaign. Returning to Middle Tennessee it took part in the battle of Franklin, and in the Thomas fight at Nashville. The Regiment mustered out at Nashville in June, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium45th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, August 19, 1862. Ordered to Cynthiana, Ky., August 19; thence moved to Covington. Ky., and Defence of Cincinnati, Ohio, against threatened attack by Kirby Smith. Attached to 3rd Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio. September and October, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, to January, 1863. District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division Cavalry Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Lexington, Ky., October, 1862, to January, 1863. Moved to Danville, Ky., January 25, and duty there till March. Operations in Central Kentucky against Cluke's forces February 18-March 5. Regiment mounted at Danville and Brigaded with 7th Ohio and 10th Kentucky Cavalry. Operations against Pegram March 22-April 1. Action at Dutton's Hill, near Somerset, March 30. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky April 26-May 12. Monticello May 1. Skirmishes about Monticello April 28-May 2. Waitsborough June 6. Monticello and Rocky Gap June 9. West Farm June 9. Operations against Morgan July 2-26. Columbia July 3. Buffington Island, Ohio. July 19. Cheshire and Coal Hill July 20. Operations in Eastern Kentucky against Scott's forces July 25-August 6. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee August 16-October 17. Winter's Gap August 31. Near Sweetwater September 6. Athens, Calhoun and Charleston September 25. Near Philadelphia October 15. Philadelphia October 20. Jones' Hill October 26-27. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Marysville November 14. Rockford November 14. Stock Creek November 15. Holston River November 15. Near Knoxville November 16. Skirmishes about Kingston November 16-23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Skirmishes at and near Bean's Station December 9-15. Russellsville December 10. Bean's Station December 10-14-15. Rutledge December 16. Blain's Cross Roads December 16-19. Operations about Dandridge January 26-28, 1864. Near Fair Garden January 27. At Cumberland Gap till February 8. At Mt. Sterling, Ky., till April 6, when dismounted. March to Knoxville, thence moved to Cleveland, Tenn., April 6-May 5. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountains June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes' Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 23. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. 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. Moved to Pulaski, Tenn., Nashville Campaign, November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville, Tenn., till June. Mustered out June 12, 1865. Recruits transferred to 51st Ohio Infantry. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 58 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 275 Enlisted men by disease. Total 339.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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