90th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

90th OVI Colors Brought From the War
Taken at Camp Dennison Ohio, June 1865
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Andrew Irvin, D.C. Goodwin, Jacob S. Cockerill
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Organized July 15, 1862, under Colonel Isaac N. Ross, it entered the field in August with General Wright in Kentucky. In September it made a forced march from Lexington to Louisville, suffering severely. The Regiment marched south with Buell's army in October, and in November reached Nashville. It participated in the battle of Stone River with a loss of 130 men; also in the battle of Chickamauga with a loss of 86. The Regiment operated in Tennessee until the spring of 1864, when it joined Sherman's army in its advance through Georgia, fighting and entrenching all the way to Atlanta. It followed Hood north into Tennessee, and with the 4th Corps participated in the battles at Franklin and Nashville, then pursued the Rebels south to the Tennessee. In January, 1865, it went into camp at Huntsville, in March moved to Nashville, and at the close of the war returned to Ohio to be mustered out.

From Dyer's Compendium

90th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Circleville, Lancaster, Ohio, and mustered in August 29, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., August 30, thence to relief of Lexington September 1. Retreat to Louisville, Ky., September 2-15. Attached to 22nd Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 22nd Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg to London, Ky., October 1-22, 1862. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. At Glasgow, Ky., till November 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Lavergne December 26-27. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition to Woodbury April 2. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 18. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Lee and Gordon's MilLs September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-October 26. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., October 26, and duty there till January 24, 1864. At Coltewah, Tenn., till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton May 8-13. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. 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. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Duty at Atlanta till October 3. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama October 3-November 3. Moved to Pulaski, Tenn. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., and duty there till June. Mustered out June 13, and discharged at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 21, 1865. Regiment lost during service 5 Officers and 77 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 170 Enlisted men by disease. Total 252.

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

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