75th 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
- George Benson Fox Letters. Major George B. Fox. 75th OVI. 78 items. 1861-1863. Museum Center. Cincinnati Historical Society. Cincinnati. Ohio
- Thomas J. Janney Papers. Thomas J. Janney. Lt. Co. K & I. 25th OVI. 16 items. Letters, papers, muster out roll and 2 letters from Lt. Joseph H. Potts. Co. F. 75th OVI in Libby Prison. Call# VFM1598. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Letter of Col. Andrew L. Harris, Head Quarters, 75th Ohio Vol., Jacksonville, Fla. Apl. 7, 1864 Captain I.M. Brown, A.A.G.. Andrew L. Harris. In: The Bachelder Papers, Volume I. pgs. 138-139. Morningside. Dayton. Ohio. 1994. Gettysburg
- Letter of Col. Andrew L. Harris, Eaton Ohio, March 14, 1881. Andrew L. Harris. In: The Bachelder Papers, Volume II. pgs. 742-749. Morningside. Dayton. Ohio. 1994. Gettysburg
- National Tribune. The Florence Fiend. Sgt. J.A. Sweeny. Co. I. 75th O.V.I. September 13, 1883
- National Tribune. Where are They Now? Isaac N. Skilmann. Co A. 75th O.V.I. November 15, 1883
- Letter of Capt. George B. Fox, Wyoming O, Nov. 14th 1885. George B. Fox. In: The Bachelder Papers, Volume II. pgs. 1144-1145. Morningside. Dayton. Ohio. 1994. Gettysburg
- From Grafton to McDowell Through Tygart's Valley. A paper read before the Ohio Commandery of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. By Companion E.R. Monfort, late Captain Seventy-Fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. April 7, 1886. H.C. Sherick & Co. Cincinnati 1886. Also published in Ohio MOLLUS "Sketches of War History," Volume II
- National Tribune. 75th Ohio in West Virginia. One of the Early Campaigns of the War. Grafton to McDowell. Elias R. Monfort. 75th O.V.I. September 1, 1887
- National Tribune. On the Rapidan. The Great Battle of Cedar Mountain. Joseph Harris. 75th O.V.I. July 25, 1889
- National Tribune. Chancellorsville. A Defense of the First Div., 11th Corps. Elias R. Monfort. 75th O.V.I. October 22, 1891
- The First Division, Eleventh Corps, at Chancellorsville. By Capt. E.R. Monfort, Company F, Seventy-fifth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. In: G.A.R. War Papers. Papers Read Before Fred C. Jones Post No. 401, Dept. Of Ohio G.A.R. pgs. 60-75. Editorial Committee: E.R. Monfort. H.B. Furness. Fred H. Alms. Elm Street Printing Co. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1891
- National Tribune. Captors Captured. Joseph Harris. 75th O.V.I. October 29, 1903. Chancellorsville
- National Tribune. A Raid up the St. John's River. John S. Karns. 75th O.V.I. September 14, 1905. Florida
- National Tribune. St. Mary's Trestle. John S. Karns. 75th O.V.I. September 14, 1905. Florida
- National Tribune. How We Stopped the Rebels from Voting. John S. Karns. 75th O.V.I. September 21, 1905. Florida
- Gettysburg. by Andrew L. Harris. 24th Dinner, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States, Commandery of the State of Ohio, Cincinnati, May 1, 1907. n.p. n.d. Thanks to Ed Keen for submitting this source.
- National Tribune. In Western Virginia. The 75th Ohio Lost Heavily at Freeman's Ford and Second Bull Run. Delaramah B. Morrow. 75th O.V.I. August 14, 1913
- National Tribune. The 75th Ohio at McDowell. Delaramah B. Morrow. 75th O.V.I. November 6, 1913
- National Tribune. The 75th Ohio at Bull Run. Elias R. Monfort. 75th O.V.I. March 15, 1917
- National Tribune. Death of Stonewall Jackson. Delaramah B. Morrow. 75th O.V.I. May 24, 1917
- National Tribune. Gen. Fremont's Failure. James H. Armstrong. 75th O.V.I. October 18, 1923. Shenandoah Valley 1862
- National Tribune. Mike, the Color Bearer. Held Onto the Flag Until He Fell Mortally Wounded at Bull Run. Elias R. Monfort. 75th O.V.I. August 7, 1924
- National Tribune. Veteran Writes of Experiences in Florida Swamps During the War. Josep R. Allen. 75th O.V.I. September 10, 1931
- What We Did There, or, Swamp Angel. by William B. Southerton and Marie W. Higgins. Typescript manuscript of reminiscences of the Civil War by private William B. Southerton from the Sandy Creek area in Athens County, Ohio, who was serving in the 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. The reminiscences, related in 1935 by Southerton to Marie W. Higgins, include action in Gettysburg, Fort Wagner, and Andersonville. A photograph of Southerton at his 95th birthday is included. 147 pgs. 1937. Call# VFM 3177. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Oscar Ladley Papers. Oscar Derostus Ladley. Co. G 75th OVI. 1 linear ft. I. Correspondence. II. Military records and papers. Dunbar Arch/Spc. Wright State University. 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy. Dayton. Ohio. 45435-0001
- Hearth and Knapsack: the Ladley letters, 1857-1880. Oscar Derostus Ladley. Edited by Carl M. Becker and Richie Thomas. Ohio University Press. Athens. Ohio. 1988. Ladley was a member of the 16th OVI Three Months Unit and the 75th OVI.
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- George Benson Fox’s Letter to his Father Describes how his Regiment Became ‘All Covered with Glory’ at Gettysburg. George Benson Fox. 75th OVI. by William F. Howard. pgs 10 & 14. Military History 15. December 1998. 2 photocopied pages. Per. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Experiences in the Civil War of John Marshall Stewart. John Marshall Stewart. 75th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Original in possession of Clyde Roger Barron, Gallipolis, Ohio. Placed on the web by Neil Hamilton and Larry Stevens. 1999
- National Colors of the 75th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- Buckeye Blood: Ohio at Gettysburg. by Richard A. Baumgartner. 254 pgs. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 2003
Colonel Robert Reily
Killed at Chancellorsville
Courtesy of and Copyright © Dorrit Morgan Collection
HistoryOrganized December 18, 1861, under Colonel Nat. C. McLean, it entered active service in West Virginia January 29, 1862, with General Milroy's command, and operated against Stonewall Jackson. At McDowell the Regiment lost, in a desperate engagement with the enemy, 87 men. It fought again at Cross Keys, South Mountain and Bull Run. In the last named battle it lost 113, and its colors were riddled with ninety balls. In May, 1863, it engaged the enemy at Chancellorsville, where in half an hour it lost 150 men killed and wounded. Again at Gettysburg its loss was over 160 officers and men. In August the Regiment was transferred to Charleston Harbor, remaining in the trenches until September. It then moved to Folly Island, and then to Florida, where the men were mounted and designated as Mounted Infantry. The Regiment served in Florida until the close of the war, in destroying stores for Blockade Runners, and had frequent skirmishes with the enemy. Six companies were mustered out in October and November, 1864. The veterans remained in the service until August, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium75th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp McLean, Cincinnati, Ohio, November 7, 1861, to January 8, 1862. Left State for Grafton, W. Va., January 28, 1862. Attached to Milroy's Command, Cheat Mountain, District West Virginia, to March, 1862. Milroy's Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to April, 1862. Schenck's Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, to April, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to December. 1864. 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to January, 1865. 4th Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to Huttonville February 17-March 1, 1862. Expedition to Lost River Region April 1-12. Action at Monterey April 12. Battle of McDowell May 8. Retreat to Franklin May 10-12. Franklin May 29. Pursuit of Jackson to Shenandoah Valley. Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1-2. Mt. Jackson June 3. New Market June 4. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. At Middletown till July 7, and at Sperryville till August 8. Reconnoissance to Madison Court House July 16-19. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Freeman's Ford August 22. Battle of Bull Run August 29-30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till December. Expedition from Centreville to Bristoe Station and Warrenton Junction September 25-28. March to Fredericksburg, Va., December 10-15. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Falmouth till April 27. Woodstock and Cedar Run February 26. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Moved to Morris Island, S.C., August 6-12. Siege operations against Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., and against Fort Sumpter and Charleston August 18-September 7. Capture of Fort Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, September 7. Moved to Folly Island, S.C., and duty there till February 22, 1864. Expedition to John's and James' islands February 6-14. Ordered to Jacksonville, Fla., February 22, 1864. Regiment mounted and duty in the District of Florida till December 8. Expedition from Jacksonville to Cedar Creek April 2. Cedar Run April 2. Expedition to Headwaters of the St. Johns and Kissinee Rivers April 25-May 10, destroying and capturing a large amount of stores and property. Action near Jacksonville April 28. Near Camp Finnegan May 25. Expedition from Jacksonville to Camp Milton May 31-June 3. King's Creek, S.C., July 3 (Detachment). Raid from Jacksonville to Baldwin July 23-28. Near Trail Ridge July 25. Action at St. Mary's Trestle July 26. Camp Baldwin August 12. Raid on Florida Railroad August 15-19. Gainesville August 17. Expedition to Enterprise September 28. Companies "A," "B," "C," "D," "F" and "G" mustered out October and November, 1864. Balance moved to Hilton Head, S.C., December 8-10. Pocotaligo Bridge, S.C., December 29. Returned to Florida January, 1865, and duty at District Headquarters, Jacksonville, and at Tallahatchie, Fla., till July. Mustered out July 15, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 101 Enlisted men by disease. Total 217.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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