64th 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. Battle of Franklin. S.L. Coulter. 64th Ohio Infantry. December 28th, 1882
- National Tribune. Battle of Spring Hill. The 64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Tennessee Campaign. R.C. Brown. 64th O.V.I. June 21st, 1883
- National Tribune. Spring Hill and Franklin. F.E. Hoover. 64th O.V.I. June 11th, 1885
- National Tribune. Taking of Chattanooga. S.L. Coulter. 64th O.V.I. November 12th, 1885
- National Tribune. Missionary Ridge, as Seen by an Officer of the 64th Ohio. John Shellenberger. 64th O.V.I. May 20th, 1886
- National Tribune. The Yelling at Chickamauga. John K. Shellenberger. 64th O.V.I. May 5th, 1887
- National Tribune. Pittsburgh Landing. An Ohio Comrade Visits the Battleground. U.M. Greene. October 31st, 1889
- National Tribune. Nashville Campaign. The Part Taken by the Second Division, Fourth Corps. J.E. Shellenberger. January 30th 1890, February 6th, February 13th.
- National Tribune. Chickamauga. A Comparison of Losses in Different Ohio Regiments. C. Woodruff. 64th O.V.I. December 11th, 1890
- National Tribune. Chickamauga. The Adjutant of the 64th Ohio Tries to Refresh a Comrade's Memories. C. Woodruff. 64th O.V.I. December 3rd, 1891
- National Tribune. Wide of the Mark. A New Version of the Death of the Rebel Gen. Gregg. C. Woodruff. 64th O.V.I. January 28th, 1892
- The Union's Youngest Defender. by William H. Jeffrey. Blue and Gray I. 1893. p. 509. l photo copied page. Per. Drummer Boy. Albert C. White. Age 9. Co. D. 64th OVI. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- National Tribune. More about Spring Hill. J.K. Shellenberger 64th O.V.I. February 1st, 1894
- National Tribune. Never Retaken. Union Ground at Franklin, West of the Columbia Pike. J.K. Shellenberger. 64th O.V.I. November 22nd, 1894
- National Tribune. She Dreamed It. How Col. Sherman Was Forwarned of His Capture. C. Woodruff. February 21st, 1895
- With Sheridan's Division at Missionary Ridge. John K. Shellenberger. 1st. Lieut. 64th O.V.I. Sketches of War History 1861-1865 Vol. IV MOLLUS Ohio. The Robert Clark Company. Cincinnati. 1896
- The Story of the Sherman Brigade. The Camp, the March, the Bivouac, the Battle, and how "The Boys" lived and died, during four years of active service. Sixty-Fourth O.V.V.I., Sixty-Fifth O.V.V.I, Sixth Battery, O.V.V.A., McLaughlin's Squadron, O.V.V.C. With 368 illustrations. by Wilbur F. Hinman, late Lieutenant-Colonel Sixty Fifth Ohio Regiment. Published by Author. Alliance. Ohio. 1897
- War as Viewed from the Ranks. By Rev. W. A. Keesy. Personal Recollections of the War of the Rebellion by a Private Soldier. Rev. William A. Keesy. 240 pgs. Published by The Experiment and News Co. Norwalk. Ohio. 1898.
Reprint: War as Viewed from the Ranks. By Rev. W. A. Keesy. 241 pgs. New Washington Historical Society. P.O. Box 463. New Washington. Ohio. 1991
- National Tribune. Missionary Ridge. Soloman Babb. May 19th, 1898
- Recollections of a Lifetime. Roeliff Brinkerhoff. NP. Cincinnati. 1900. Brinkerhoff was an officer in the 64th O.V.I.
- National Tribune. On Missionary Ridge. John Shellenberger. 64th O.V.I. May 16, 1901. The Capture of "Lady Buckner" and "Lady Breckinridge" of Cobb's Battery
- National Tribune. Schofield at Franklin. The Mistake That Sacrificed Wagner's Brigade. John Shellenberger. 64th O.V.I. September 12th, 1901
- The Battle of Franklin. John K. Shellenberger. From Glimpses of the Nation's Struggle. MOLLUS. Minnesota. Vol. 5. Review Pub Co. St. Paul. Minnesota. 1903. pp. 496-521. 13 photocopied pages. E464M5.1991v30. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- National Tribune. The 64th Ohio. Alonzo D. Holcomb. February 21st, 1907. Concerns Franklin.
- The Battle of Spring Hill Tennessee. Read after the stated meeting held February 2d, 1907 by John K. Shellenberger. 64th O.V.I.. Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Missouri 1907. Indiana State Library. LC Card no: 07018206
- National Tribune. Hood's Spring Hill Failure. J.K. Shellenbaregr. 64th O.V.I. August 7th, 1924
- National Tribune. Schofield and the Battle of Franklin. J.K. Shellenbaregr. 64th O.V.I. November 27th, 1924
- National Tribune. Gen. Wood's Order. R.S. Chamberlin. 64th O.V.I. December 11th, 1924
- "Not in a Useless Cause." The Journal of Events During My Career As a Soldier In the Union Army, Including a Short Synopsis of My Early Life. Silas S. Mallory. 64th OVI. Edited by W.F. Mallory. St. Petersburg. Florida. 1969. Reproduction from typewritten copy. Call# 973.781 M297n. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Sherman Brigade Marches South: The Civil War Memoirs of Colonel Robert Carson Brown (64th O.V.I.). Edited by Charles G. Brown. Privately published by Charles G. Brown. Washington D.C. 1995
- The Doctor, The Stallion and the Jack. Story from: The Story of the Sherman Brigade. The Camp, the March, the Bivouac, the Battle, and how "The Boys" lived and died, during four years of active service. Sixty-Fourth O.V.V.I., Sixty-Fifth O.V.V.I, Sixth Battery, O.V.V.A., McLaughlin's Squadron, O.V.V.C. With 368 illustrations. by Wilbur F. Hinman, late Lieutenant-Colonel Sixty Fifth Ohio Regiment. Published by Author. Alliance. Ohio. 1897. Published in WWW format by Larry Stevens. Newark. Ohio. 1995
- Colors of the 64th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
Colonel Alexander McIlvaine
Killed at Rocky Face Ridge, Ga.
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HistoryThis 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 Compendium64th 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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