89th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Field Music of the 89th Ohio Infantry
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This Regiment was organized August 26, 1862, under Colonel John G. Marshall, who left the service abruptly and Colonel J.D. Hatfield taking command left the following year. Colonel C.H. Carlton and Lieutenant Colonel William H. Glenn commanded in the future. The Regiment entered the field in September and served in West Virginia until after the battle of Stone River, when it joined Rosecrans in Tennessee. In September 1863, it participated in the battle of Chickamauga, where it was hemmed in by a whole Rebel Division and captured almost entire. The officers were mostly sent to Libby prison and the men to Andersonville, where a majority of them died of starvation. The remnant of the 89th, under Major Jolly stormed Mission Ridge, and in May, 1864, joined Sherman's advance on Atlanta, fighting in all the battles. It marched to the sea with Sherman and through the Carolinas up to Richmond and Washington. It took part in the Grand Review, and then moved to Ohio, where it mustered out, June 13, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

89th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in August 26, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., September 3, 1862, and duty there till October 5, during the threatened attack on Cincinnati, Ohio, by Kirby Smith. Ordered to Point Pleasant, W. Va., October 5. Attached to Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, September-October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. Crook's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Advance to Falls of the Kanawha, Va., October 10-November 3, 1862, thence moved to Fayetteville Court House November 17, and duty there till January 6, 1863. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 25-February 7. Relief of 83rd Illinois Infantry, at Dover, from attack by Forest's Cavalry February 3. Expedition to Carthage, Tenn., February 22-25. Duty at Carthage till June 5. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 5. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Tullahoma June 29-30. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Expedition to Tracy City and destruction of Salt Petre Works at Nickajack Cove August 20-September 10. Reconnoissance from Rossville September 17. Near Ringgold, Ga., September 17. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21 (most of Regiment captured). Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 22. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Near Chattanooga November 6. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. Duty at Chattanooga till February 22, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. 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. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. 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 14, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 245 Enlisted men by disease. Total 300.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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