72nd 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
- Speech of Captain John M. Lemmon. Delivered at the Reunion of the Seventy-Second Regiment, O.V.I. Held at Fremont, Ohio, June 17th, 1875. John M. Lemmon. I.M. Keeler & Son. Fremont. Ohio. 1875
- National Tribune. From Another Eyewitness. Andrews Raiders. T.H. Grove. Co. D. 72nd O.V.I. Short account. January 18, 1883
- Seventy-Second Ohio Infantry Volunteers. Roster and Roll of Honor. Reprinted from the plates of Volume VI, official roster of Ohio Soldiers. The Werner Printing & Litho. Co. Akron. Ohio. 1888
- Glimpses of a Prisoner's Life. J.F. Hutchinson. Co. C. 72nd OVI. Bradner. Ohio. pgs. 69-70-71. September 15 1888. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- National Tribune. Who Stole the Hams? Reminiscences of Soldier Days. T.N. Russell. p.3. June 6, 1889
- A Sketch of Prison Life in Andersonville. William B. Woolverton. Firelands Pioneer. Volume VII. Norwalk. Ohio. 1894. Call# R 977.12 F514 n.s. v. 7. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Ralph P. Buckland Papers. Colonel Ralph P. Buckland. 72nd O.V.I. Includes Civil War letters. LH-253. The Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio. 43420. Phone: 419-332-2081
- LeRoy Crockett Letters. LeRoy Crockett. Major 72nd OVI. Letters, Apr 22, 1861 - Aug 25, 1863. CWMiscColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Gustavus Gessner Papers 1864-1916. Gustavus A. Gessner. 1844-1916. 21st OVI 3 months and 72nd OVI Co K. Hospital Steward. Includes Civil War correspondence about the battles of Brice's Cross Roads and Guntown, with unpublished account entitled General Sturgis at Guntown, Miss. (1864) 1 ft. Call# MS 75-1277. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library and Archives. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio
- Caldwell Family Collection 1806-1935. 3.9 linear ft. Contains some material concerning William Caldwell (1837-1896), a physician, and his medical service as assistant surgeon with the 72nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library and Archives. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio
- Elijah Niebel Papers 1862-1864. Elijah Niebel 1839-1930. Co. D. 72nd OVI. 13 items. Photocopies. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library and Archives. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio
- William B. Woolverton Account. Sgt. William B. Woolverton. 72nd OVI. Account of Andersonville & Florence Prisons. June 1864 - March 1865. CWTIColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Harkness N. Lay Diaries 1862-1865. Sgt. Harkness Lay. Co. A. 72nd OVI. Shiloh, Brice's Crossroads, Andersonville Prisoner. .2 linear ft. Call# 93797231. Fondren Library. Woodson Research Center. Rice University. Houston. Texas. Withdrawn from Rice University years ago by the owner. Hopefully in the hands of descendents. No known transcription.
- 72d Regiment O.V.I. : Copy of Diary Kept by W.B. Halsey, of Co. G 72d Reg't Ohio Volunteer Infantry, from November 28, 1861, to September 18, 1865 / by William B. Halsey. W.B. Halsey Co. B. 72nd OVI. 28 leaves. Photocopy. Call# E601 .H3. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library and Archives. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio
- Simeon Peter Obermier Diary. Simeon Peter Obermier. Co. A. 72nd OVI. 61 leaves. Diary covers year of 1864 and up to April 28, 1865. Call#E601 .O2. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library and Archives. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 72nd OVI Page. Scott Baker. 1997
- 72nd OVI Monument. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- Colors of the 72nd O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
HistoryOrganized by Colonel Ralph Buckland in December, 1861, the Regiment joined General Sherman at Paducah in February. It took part in the battle at Shiloh and the siege of Corinth. It later moved to Memphis. 1863 found the regiment participating in the Vicksburg campaign. The Regiment re-enlisted in 1864 and returned to service in Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Missouri. In February 1865 it joined the Department of the Gulf and served in Louisiana and Mississippi. It mustered out at Vicksburg on September 11, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium72nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Fremont, Ohio, October, 1861, to February. 1862. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, January 24, thence to Paducah, Ky. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 4th Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Tenn., to November, 1862. 5th Brigade, 5th Division, District of Memphis, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, District of Memphis, 13th Army Corps, to December, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to April, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Detachment Army Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February, 1865. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865. Dept. of Mississippi to September, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10, 1862. Expedition from Savannah to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Crump's Landing April 4. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Russell House, near Corinth, May 17. March to Memphis, Tenn., via La-Grange, Grand Junction and Holly Springs June 1-July 21. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till November. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad, November 2, 1862, to January 12, 1863. Duty at White's Station till March 13. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., thence to Young's Point, La. Operations against Vicksburg, Miss., April 2-July 4. Moved to Join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., May 2-14. Mississippi Springs May 13. Jackson, Miss., May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsburg May 26-June 4. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Brandon Station July 19. Camp at Big Black till November. Expedition to Canton October 13-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Ordered to Memphis, Tenn., and guard Memphis & Charleston Railroad at Germantown till January, 1864. Expedition to Wyatt's, Miss., February 6-18. Coldwater Ferry February 8. Near Senatobia February 8-9. Wyatt's February. Operations against Forest in West Tennessee and Kentucky March 16-April 14. Defence of Paducah, Ky., April 14 (Veterans). Sturgis' Expedition to Ripley, Miss., April 30-May 2. Sturgis' Expedition to Guntown, Miss., June 1-13. Brice's Cross Roads, near Guntown, June 10. Salem June 11. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo, July 14-15. Old Town or Tishamingo Creek July 15. Smith's Expedition to Oxford, Miss., August 1-30. Abbeville August 23. Moved to Duvall's Bluff, Ark., September 1. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 16. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 21-December 1. Reconnoissance from Nashville December 6. Battles of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Eastport, Miss., till February, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 9-22. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its defences March 17-April 12. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25, and duty there till May 10. Moved to Meridian, Miss., and duty there till September. Mustered out at Vicksburg, Miss., September 11, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 56 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 236 Enlisted men by disease. Total 298.
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