64th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Colonel Alexander McIlvaine
Killed at Rocky Face Ridge, Ga.
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This Regiment was organized November 9, 1861, under Colonel J.W. Forsyth, who having declined, Colonel J. Ferguson took command. Lieutenant Colonels McIlvaine, Brown and Wolf were afterwards promoted - the former falling in battle at Rocky Face Ridge, May 9, 1864. The Regiment took the field in December, moving into Kentucky and then to Nashville. It participated in the second day's battle at Shiloh, and the siege of Corinth, and after the evacuation moved into Northern Alabama. In August it joined the race with Bragg to Louisville, and again returned to Nashville. The Regiment participated in the battles of Stone River and Chickamauga, sustaining a loss of nearly 200 men. It stormed Mission Ridge and marched to the relief of Knoxville. In the spring of 1864 it joined the Atlanta campaign, fighting all the way to Jonesboro, and followed Hood north to Nashville, taking active part in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. It joined in the pursuit of Hood southward, and after the close of hostilities in Tennessee it moved to New Orleans and then to Texas, where it remained until muster out December 3, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

64th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Buckingham, Mansfield, Ohio, and mustered in November 9, 1861. Moved to Louisville, Ky., December 14; thence to Bardstown, Ky., December 25. Attached to 20th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to January, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 20th Brigade, 6th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Danville and Bali's Gap, Ky., January and February, 1862. March to Munfordsville, thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 7-March 13, and to Savannah, Tenn., March 29-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Pursuit to Booneville June 1-12. Duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Bardstown, Ky., October 3. 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. Nolensville December 27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance to Nolensville and Versailles January 13-15. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Reconnoissance toward Chattanooga September 7. Lookout Valley September 7-8. Occupation of Chattanooga September 9. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Near Lafayette September 14. 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 September 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap or Mill Springs May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Calhoun May 16. 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. 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 or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. 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 in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Near Edenton November 21. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Spring Hill November 29. 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. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence to Texas, and duty there till December. Mustered out December 3, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 108 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 159 Enlisted men by disease. Total 274.

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

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