79th 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
- James R. Stillwell Letters 1862-1865. Captain James R. Stillwell, Chaplain of the 79th OVI. Letters to his wife and children. 61 items. Extensive detail. Call# VFM 2568. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Calvin Haines Letters 1862-1864. Calvin Haines Co. I 79th OVI. 34 items. Copies of letters, Aug. 24, 1862 - July 6, 1864, from Calvin Haines to his brother. Call# VFM 1265. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. A Western Man's Account of Peach Tree Creek. W.H. Wells. Co. C. 79th O.V.I. Seymour, Indiana. June 7, 1883
- By-Laws of the 79th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Association to Which is Appended the Proceedings at the Annual Reunion of 1885 Together with a Roll of Survivors, James M. Ayers, Secretary. 24 pgs. Henny Siebel Print Co. Cincinnati. 1885
- Roster of the 79th O.V.I. Association, to Which is Appended the Report of the Secretary, the Address of the President, and Letters from Absent Comrades, Read at the Annual Reunion, Aug. 8th, 1887, at Blanchester, O. 79th O.V.I. Association. Crescent Printing Co. 58 Plum St. Cincinnati. 1888
- National Tribune. Battle of Resaca. S.C. Kersey. March 27, 1890
- The President and an Ohio Boy. Anonymous. In The Civil War in Song and Story 1860-1865. pg. 485. P.F. Collier, Publisher. New York. 1892. Gilbert Van Zandt. Drummer. 79th OVI
- National Tribune. Those Four Guns. Who Captured Them, Who Brought Them Off, and Who Took Them to Resaca. S.C. Kersey. April 18, 1895 and April 25, 1895
- National Tribune. Peach Tree Creek. Joseph B. Newbury. July 18, 1901
- National Tribune. The 79th Ohio. H. Crampton. June 8, 1905
- National Tribune. Ward's Brigade. C.E. Custis. April 24, 1913
- National Tribune. No Time for Coffee. P. McLaughlin. October 2, 1924. Bentonville. N.C.
- National Tribune. The Battle of Peach Tree Creek. C.E. Custis. April 28, 1927
- National Tribune. His Atlanta Fighting. Though Wounded He Fought Till He Dropped Thru Loss of Blood. John E. Andrew. November 1, 1928
- National Tribune. Youngest Drummer Boy. Anonymous. November 21, 1929. Gilbert Van Zandt.
- National Tribune. Confederates Fooled the 20th Corps. C.E. Custis. February 8, 1934
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Hero of Resaca. Benton Halstead. Capt, Co. F. 1871 article. Call# Halstead-MausColl. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Enlisted Man's Memoir, 1862-1865. Benjamin F. Hunter. Call# CWTIColl. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Camp Diary. Memoir of unknown soldier, Aug 8-14, 1862. Call# LeighColl Bk 49 #89. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Autobiography of Henry Clark Corbin. Henry Clark Corbin 1842-1909. Edited by Gary L. Knepp. 157 pgs. Craigburn Publishing Company. Batavia. Ohio. Printed by MacMillan Graphics Ltd. 2003
- The Little Drummer Boy. Gilbert Van Zandt. by Jane Hollingsworth. pg. 24. Civil War Times. Volume XLIII. Number 3. August. 2004
- A Dying Soldier's Last Letter. Corporal Wm. G. Sears. Co. B. 79th OVI. Wounded on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA & died of wounds on 20 May 1864 in Chattanooga, TN. Originally printed in the 15 Sept. 1886 Lebanon Gazette. Contributor: Arne H. Trelvik. Warren County Ohio GenWeb project. 2004
- Seventy Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry Page. Compiled by Dallas Bogan. Warren County Ohio GenWeb project. 2004
Co C 79th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © Camp Dennison Museum
HistoryOrganized in July, 1862, by Colonel Henry G. Kennett, the Regiment campaigned in Kentucky. From December 1863, to February 1864, the unit guarded railroads, supplies and broke up guerrilla bands on the Cumberland and Stone Rivers in Tennessee. The 79th was then transferred from the Army of the Cumberland to the Eleventh Army Corps. It participated in the Atlanta campaign at Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Pine Mountain, Kenesaw, Peachtree Creek and the siege. It marched to the sea and through the Carolinas with Sherman fighting at Bentonville. It marched through Richmond to Washington and was mustered out there on June 6, 1865. The loss of the Regiment, from all causes, was about 1000 men.
From Dyer's Compendium79th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, August, 1862. Ordered to Kentucky September 3, 1862. Advance to Crittenden, Ky., September 7. thence moved to Louisville, Ky. Attached to Ward's Brigade, 12th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. Ward's Brigade, Post of Gallatin, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1863. Ward's Brigade, Nashville, Tenn., Dept. of the Cumberland, to January, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--March to Frankfort, Ky., October 3-9, 1862. Occupation of Frankfort October 9, and duty there till October 26. Expedition to Lawrenceburg in pursuit of Morgan October 10-13. March to Bowling Green, Ky., October 26-November 4, thence to Scottsville and to Gallatin November 25, and duty there till December 11. Moved to South Tunnel December 11, and duty there till February 1, 1863. Duty at Gallatin till June 1. Moved to Lavergne June 1, thence to Murfreesboro, Tenn., July 2, and to Lavergne July 29. To Nashville, Tenn., August 19, and duty there till February 24, 1864. March to Wauhatchie Valley, Tenn., February 24-March 10, and duty there till May 2. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 2-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 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. Golgotha or Gilgal Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochoe River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Occupation of Robertsville, S.C., January 30. Lawtonville February 2. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. 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 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 9, 1865. Regiment lost during service 54 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 91 Enlisted men by disease. Total 146.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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