49th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

C.C. Conaghan, Co. B. 49th O.V.V.I.


Organized in September, 1861, under Colonel William H. Gibson, it moved to Louisville and reported to General Robert Anderson, being the first organized Regiment to enter Kentucky. In March, 1862, it moved to Nashville and in April participated in the battle of Shiloh. It moved with the army upon Corinth, and after the evacuation entered Alabama. It marched after Bragg north to Louisville and again south, reaching Nashville in October. The regiment took a conspicuous part in the battle of Stone River, sustaining severe loss, and again at Chickamauga fought both days. It assaulted Mission Ridge and marched to the relief if Knoxville. In May, 1864, it entered the Atlanta campaign, the men having re-enlisted as veterans. It took an active part in the battles of Dalton, Resaca, Dallas, Picketts Mill - losing many in a severe fight - Kenesaw, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy. It marched north with Thomas' army and fought at Franklin and Nashville. After Hood's defeat it pursued him across the Tennessee River. In March, 1865, it moved into East Tennessee, and in June to Texas, where it served until mustered out November 30, 1865. The battle deaths in this Regiment during its term of service was the highest of any Ohio unit.

From Dyer's Compendium

49th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Tiffin, Ohio, August and September, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, September 10, 1861; thence to Louisville, Ky., September 21. (1st organized Regiment to enter Kentucky.) Moved to Camp Nevin, Ky., October 10. Attached to Johnson's Brigade, McCook's Command, at Nolin, Ky., to November, 1861. 6th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November 1865.
SERVICE.--Occupation of Munfordsville December 10, 1861. Duty at Munfordsville till February, 1862. Advance to Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 3. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 16-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30 March to Battle Creek, Ala., June 10-July 18, and duty there till August 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Lawrenceburg, Ky., October 8. Dog Walk October 9. 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. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Christiana and Middleton March 6. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till February, 1864. At Cleveland, Tenn., till April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. 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 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. 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. Duty at Nashville, Tenn., till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16; thence to Texas. Duty at Green Lake, San Antonio and Victoria till November. Mustered out November 30, 1865. Regiment lost during service 14 Officers and 188 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 160 Enlisted men by disease. Total 363.

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

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