76th 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
- John F. Brown Letter. Pvt. John F. Brown. Co. A. 76th OVI. Letter to family, May 22, 1862. Earl Hess Collection. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- The Crisis and Its Demands, by a Private in the 76th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. A Private. 76th OVI. 15 pgs. NP. Ca 1863
- Letters of William G. Baugh 1864-1865. 26 transcribed letters of Pvt. William G. Baugh. Co. I. 76th O.V.I. Call# MSS353. Emory University. Special Collections.
- Strew M. Emmons Letters to Mrs. Mary Sterling 1862-1863. Captain Strew Emmons. Co F. 76th OVI. Collection and Papers of John Page Nicholson. Huntington Library. San Marino. California
- David Merwin Letters. Corporal David P. Merwin. Co I. 76th OVI. Massillon Museum. Massillon. Ohio
- John J. Metzgar Letters. 2nd Lt. John J. Metzgar Co. C. 76th OVI. Two letters to M.M. Munson concerning the Vicksburg campaign and Munson's brother G. A. Munson, Co. C. 76th OVI. March 5 1863 and March 10 1863. Call#s VFM 845 and VFM 644. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- John J. Metzgar Papers 1862-1865, 1879, ca. 1918. Captain John J. Metzgar 76th OVI. Letters, most of which were written by John J. Metzgar to his wife Carrie, documenting Metzgar's experiences during the Civil War. About 100 items. Call# 4939. Southern Historical Collection. Manuscripts Department. CB#3926, Wilson Library. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill. NC
- 76th Ohio at Ringgold or Taylor's Ridge. Captain Charles H. Kibler. Co. D. 76th O.V.I. N.P. N.D. Concerns November 1863. Harrisburg Civil War Rountable - Gregory Coco Collection. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Military Record. The 76th Ohio Infantry. Combination Atlas Map of Licking County, Ohio. by L. H. Everts. Thos. Hunter Publisher. Philadelphia. PA. 1875.
Reprinted as 1875 History of Licking County, Ohio. Plus New Indexes. 202 pgs. by The Bookmark. Knightstown. Indiana. 1975. 76th Ohio material appears on pgs. 18-20
- Report of the Great Re-union of the Veteran Soldiers and Sailors of Ohio Held at Newark, July 22, 1878, Under the Auspices of "the Society of the Soldiers and Sailors of Licking County, Ohio". Charles D. Miller. 305 pgs. Clark & Underwood. Newark. Ohio. 1879. E525.4M55. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Judge William B. Woods. From: History of Licking County, O. Its Past and Present. pgs. 810-811. Compiled by N.N. Hill, Jr. A.A. Graham & Co., Publishers. Newark. Ohio. 1881
- General Charles R. Woods. From: History of Licking County, O. Its Past and Present. pg. 811. Compiled by N.N. Hill, Jr. A.A. Graham & Co., Publishers. Newark. Ohio. 1881
- General Willard Warner. From: History of Licking County, O. Its Past and Present. pgs. 724-728. Compiled by N.N. Hill, Jr. A.A. Graham & Co., Publishers. Newark. Ohio. 1881
- Major Charles Dana Miller. From: History of Licking County, O. Its Past and Present. pgs. 796-797. Compiled by N.N. Hill, Jr. A.A. Graham & Co., Publishers. Newark. Ohio. 1881
- National Tribune. The Cheraw Explosion. Crosby Johnson. 76th O.V.I. May 29th, 1884
- National Tribune. DeGrasse's Battery. Charles Dana Miller. Captain Co. C. 76th O.V.I. April 23rd, 1885
- National Tribune. Bentonville. How a Rebel Aid's Mistake Caused the Johnnies to Get More Than They Bargained For. W.A. Wintermute. 76th O.V.I. October 29th, 1885
- The Seventy-Sixth Ohio Volunteer Infantry. in Military History of Ohio. Illustrated in Editions by Counties. Soldiers Edition. ..... Licking County Edition. pg. 315. H.H. Hardesty Publisher. Toledo. 1886.
- National Tribune. The Battle of Atlanta. Crosby Johnson. 76th O.V.I. June 10th, 1886
- National Tribune. Battle of Atlanta. S.C. Mendenhall. 76th O.V.I. August 5, 1886
- National Tribune. Battle of Atlanta. Crosby Johnson. 76th O.V.I. October 14th, 1886
- National Tribune. Atlanta. The Brilliant Conduct of the 15th Corps in that Engagement. Lyman U. Humphrey. 76th O.V.I. October 13, 1887
- Roster of the 76th Regiment, O.V.V.I. 14 pgs. The Enterprise Job Print. Nevada. Ohio. 1890. Call# GS Ref 973.7 Wars-Civil-OH 76th Inf. Licking County Genealogical Society Collection. Newark Public Library. Newark. Ohio
- Roster of the 76th O.V.V.I. Annual Reunion to be held at Massillon, Ohio, on September 9, 1891. Miller Printing. Newark. Ohio. 1891
- National Tribune. Calls Up Memories. The Ezra Chapel Story Reminds a Comrade of His Own Experience. Samuel Fetters. 76th O.V.I. August 29th, 1895
- National Tribune. Surely a Fighting Regiment. R.W. Burt. November 18, 1897
- National Tribune. Foraging For Sherman's Army. Often Dangerous and Exciting Work Done by Fearless Men. R.W. Burt. Captain. Co. H. 76th Ohio. Peoria. Ill. November 3, 1898
- National Tribune. Letters From the Trenches. R.W. Burt. 76th O.V.I. July 31, 1902. Vicksburg.
- National Tribune. In Front of Vicksburg. Benjamin B. Priest. 76th O.V.I. April 16th, 1903
- Vicksburg Correspondence 1902 - 1903. Copies of correspondence about the 76th Ohio Volunteer Regiment at the Battle of Vicksburg. Accounts of R.W. Burt, Charles A. Willison and Samuel Hupp. 10 items. Original transcriptions at Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. Call# VFM 4626. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Fort Donelson. R.W. Burt. 76th O.V.I. September 13th, 1906
- War Songs Poems and Odes. Captain Richard W. Burt. 207 pgs. J.W. Franks & Sons. Peoria. Illinois. 1906. Burt, an officer in the 76th Ohio, published this work which includes his Civil War poems. His most famous poem was General Logan and the Fifteenth Army Corps and was sung to the tune of Kingdom Coming (Year of Jubilo).
- The Civil War Letters and Poems of Richard W. Burt. Captain R.W. Burt of the 76th OVI. Edited and published in WWW format by Larry Stevens. Newark. Ohio. 1995
- Richard W. Burt Papers. Captain Richard W. Burt. 76th OVI. Detailed letters of the Civil War. 5 Folders and One Volume. Call #226. Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia. 23 Ellis Library. University of Missouri. Columbia. Missouri
- In Memoriam. Willard Warner. Companion Willard Warner. Major 76th OVI. Colonel 180th OVI. Brevet Major General USV. by Charles D. Mitchell, Xenpohon Wheeler and Andrew Gahagen. 4 pgs. Circular No. 4. Series of 1907. Whole No. 705. Commandery of the State of Ohio. Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. January 27 1907
- Reminiscences of a Boy's Service With the 76th Ohio in the Fifteenth Army Corps, Under General Sherman, During the Civil War, by that "Boy" at Three Score. Charles A. Willison, Private Soldier. Press of The George Banta Publishing Company. Menasha. Wisconsin. 1908
Reprint: A Boy's Service with the 76th Ohio. Charles A. Willison. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. W.V. 1995
- National Tribune. Dodging a Carload of Ammunition. William McGinnis. 76th O.V.I. September 24th, 1908
- National Tribune. Recollections of DeGress' Battery, July 22, 1864. Charles W. Hull. Pvt. Co. A. 76th O.V.I. September 2, 1909
- National Tribune. Col. Willard Warner Charles W. Hull. Pvt. Co. A. 76th O.V.I. September 2, 1909
- Who Was The Confederate? Charles W. Hull. pg. 118. Confederate Veteran. Nashville. Tennessee. Volume XVIII. Number 3. March. 1910
- Columbia Still Burning. by Wm. G. Baugh Sr. Corporal. Co. I. 76th Ohio. Wilmington. Del. From: The National Tribune. Washington D.C. October 13, 1910. Published on the Web by Larry Stevens. Newark. Ohio. 1995
- National Tribune. The Flag of the 76th Ohio. Anonymous. May 21, 1914
- National Tribune. Arkansas Post. S.P. Elliot. 76th O.V.I. May 28th, 1914
- Flag of the 76th Ohio. From: Confederate Veteran. Volume 22, Number 6. June. 1914
- Reunion of 1st Arkansas Infantry and 76th Ohio Infantry. Newark. Ohio. September 20th, 1916. A true account of how the 76th Ohio lost it's state flag and how it was returned by members of the 1st Arkansas. From: Confederate Veteran. Volume 25. Number 3. March. 1917. Placed on the web by Larry Stevens. 1995
- Franklin A. Wise Diaries. Franklin A. Wise. Co. I. 76th OVI. Two diaries dated from Dec. 3, 1862 to Oct. 10, 1864 of a nine month draftee. Call# Manuscripts MS. 3997. Western Reserve Historical Society Archives Library. Cleveland. Ohio
- Some Comments Concerning Civil War Letters of An Ohio Family. Letters of Lieutenant John Henry Hardgrove of the 76th Ohio. Transcribed by Charles F. Herndon. Fresno. California. 1959. 100 folios. 28 cm. Mimeographed. Call# E601.H53. Library of Congress. Washington D.C.
- A Narrative of the Services of Brevet Major Charles Dana Miller in the War of the Great Rebellion 1861-1865. Transcribed by Roy Gilman Miller. Manuscript at Tennessee State Library and Archives. Nashville. Tennessee. 1976. Miller was an officer in the 76th O.V.I.
- A Double Sacrifice. by Timothy Brookes. Concerning Benjamin F. & Joseph F. Orr. 76th OVI. Both died during the war. From: Military Images Magazine. #11 March-April 1990. p. 24. 1 photocopied page. SpColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- A Brief History of Willard Warner. by Anthony J. Lisska. The Historical Times: Newsletter of the Granville, Ohio, Historical Society. pgs 1-4. Volume 6. Number 4. Fall. 1992
- Isaac Holtsbury 76th Ohio. Pvt. Isaac Holtsbury. by Dennis Keesee. 2 pgs. with photo. North South Trader's Civil War. Christmas 1994 Edition. Volume XXII. Fredericksburg. Virginia
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Emanuel H. Yeisley. Corporal Co. G. 76th OVI. Cahaba prison and Sultana disaster survivor. WWW format published by Joanne L. Rabun. 1995
- The 76th Ohio Infantry, an example of the regimental histories found in Ohio at Vicksburg. Report of the Ohio Vicksburg Battlefield Commission. by William P. Gault, 78th O.V.I.. WWW format published by Larry Stevens. Newark. Ohio. 1995
- 76th OVI Monument. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- Colonel Charles R. Woods Memorial. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- 76th Ohio Battle Flags. Published on the Web by Larry Stevens. Newark. Ohio. 1999
- Letters of Lyman Underwood Humphrey, 76th OVI. Part I. 5 letters. Transcribed by Raymond Ross. pgs 97-104. Volume VII. No 2. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. 2003. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio
- Letters of Lyman Underwood Humphrey, 76th OVI. Part II. 5 letters. Transcribed by Raymond Ross. pgs 107-113. Volume VII. No 3. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. 2003. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio
- The Struggle for the Life of the Republic: A Civil War Narrative by Brevet Major Charles Dana Miller, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Charles D. Miller. Edited by Stewart Bennett and Barbara Tillery. 301 pgs. The Kent State University Press. Kent. Ohio. 2004
- Civil War Correspondence of the 76th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Compiled by William T. Orr. Facsimiles and transcriptions of 18 letters written by Benjamin and Joseph Orr who enlisted in the Civil War in Mansfield, Ohio, October 7, 1862, and mustered out August 4, 1863, at Black River Falls, Mississippi. 2005. Call# Genealogy/Local History CIVWAR R973.7471 Ci 2005. The Public Library of Steubenville and Jefferson County. Schiappa Branch Library. 4141 Mall Drive. Steubenville. Ohio. 43952. (The Orr brothers were draftees)
- Lyman Underwood Humphrey Papers, 1834-1944. Letters and papers of Lyman U. Humphrey, 76th OVI and later Governor of Kansas. Manuscript Collection No. 11. Kansas State Historical Society. Topeka. Kansas. 2006
- The Lightning Brothers: A brief case study in union civil war research. By Claire Prechtel-Kluskens. NGS Magazine (National Genealogical Society). Volume 37, Number 3. July-September. 2011. .pdf file. Lightning strikes the 76th Ohio Camp
- Reluctant Yanks. The Civil War Letters of Joseph F. & B. Franklin Orr, Co. F, 76th Ohio Infantry. by Griff - 2016
Colonel Charles R. Woods (L)
Lt. Colonel William B. Woods (R)
HistoryUnder Colonel Charles R. Woods recruiting began for this Regiment as early as September, 1861, and the organization was completed February 9, 1862, with 962 officers and men. Seven companies went out from Licking county, one from Columbiana and two from Stark. The Regiment entered the field in February, 1862, and was in the battle of Fort Donelson six days after leaving Newark. It participated, the whole of the second day, in the battle of Shiloh supporting batteries and pursuing the enemy. It moved upon Corinth with Halleck's army, and after the evacuation marched to Memphis. In July it moved to Helena, Arkansas, joining General Curtis' army, and in August formed part of an expedition under Colonel C.R. Woods to the vicinity of Vicksburg, where it suprised a Rebel Regiment, capturing many prisoners; a Rebel transport with 7,000 stand of arms also fell into the hands of this expedition. In October the 76th went to Missouri, and in December joined Sherman's first assault upon Vicksburg. On January 11, 1863, it successfully charged the Rebel works at Arkansas Post, losing seventy men. It operated with Grant about Vicksburg and joined in the grand movement to the rear of Vicksburg, fighting at Jackson and through the whole siege. In October it moved to Memphis and across the country in time to assault Lookout Mountain, Mission Ridge and Ringgold. At the latter place it lost heavily. It followed Sherman's victorious army through to Atlanta, fighting all the way. On July 22d, it charged the Rebels and recaptured a battery. The Regiment marched to the sea, through the Carolinas, on to Richmond and marched in the review at Washington. It then moved to Louisville and was discharged July 24, 1865. The 76th participated in 47 battles and moved 9,625 miles. On the field and in the hospitals 351 died. In battle 241 were wounded. It had over 1500 men in its organization and mustered out only 400 men at the end of the war.
From Dyer's Compendium76th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Sherman, Newark, Ohio, October 5, 1861, to February 3, 1862. Moved to Paducah, Ky., February 9, thence to Fort Donelson, Tenn. Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, District of West Tennessee and Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1862, Helena, Ark., District of Eastern Arkansas, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, District of Eastern Arkansas, Dept. of the Tennessee, December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 11th Division, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 4th Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 15th Army Corps, to July 1865.
SERVICE.--Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn, February 13-16, 1862. Expedition toward Purdy and operations about Crump's Landing, Tenn., March 9-14. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Memphis, Tenn., June 1-17, and duty there till July 24. Moved to Helena, Ark., July 24, and duty there till October. Expedition to Milliken's Bend, La., August 16-27. Capture of Steamer "Fair Play" August 17. Milliken's Bend August 16 and 18. Expedition up the Yazoo August 20-27. Bolivar August 22 and 25. Greenville August 23. Expedition to Pilot Knob, Mo., October 22-November 12. Expedition from Helena against Arkansas Post, Ark., November 16-21. At Helena till December 22. Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 22, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture Of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point January 17-23, and duty there till April. Expedition to Greenville, Black Bayou and Deer Creek April 2-14. Deer Creek April 7. Black Bayou April 10. Demonstrations on Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 29-May 2. Moved to join army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf, May 2-14. Fourteen Mile Creek May 12-13. Jackson May 14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 4-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Bolton's Depot July 16. Briar Creek near Canton July 17. Canton July 18. Camp at Big Black till September 23. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence march to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 23-November 20. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Cherokee Station October 21 and 29. Cane Creek October 26. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Battles of Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Moved to Alabama and duty at Paint Rock till May, 1864. Regiment reenlisted January 4, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. 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. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. Flank movement on 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. Ship's Gap, Taylor's Ridge, October 16. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to Salkehatchie River, S.C., January 20. Salkehatchie Swamp February 2-5. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 12-13. Congaree Creek February 15. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-24. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 21. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and there mustered out July 15, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 82 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 265 Enlisted men by disease. Total 361.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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