98th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Captain J.A. Norris
98th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized August 22, 1862, under Colonel George P. Webster, it left for the field soon after and operated in Kentucky against Kirby Smith. On the 8th of October it took part in the battle of Perryville, sustaining the fearful loss of 230 in killed and wounded, including Colonel Webster, killed early in the action. In February the Regiment moved to Nashville and operated under General Rosecrans. In September it fought at Chickamauga, losing 50 men out of 200 in action. In November it was with Sherman at Mission Ridge and soon after marched to the relief of Knoxville. The Regiment participated in the Atlanta campaign and was in action at Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek and Jonesboro. After the fall of Atlanta it pursued Hood northward, returned and marched to the sea, then through the Carolinas, taking part in the Grand Review at Washington and was mustered out June 3d, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

98th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Steubenville, Ohio, August 20, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., August 23, thence to Lexington, Ky., August 27. Retreat to Louisville August 30-September 5. Attached to 34th Brigade, 10th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 34th Brigade, 10th Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. District of West Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February. 1863. Reed's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of Perryville October 8. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., and duty there till December. Operations against Morgan, December 23, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 9. Occupation of Franklin, Tenn., February 12, and duty there till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. At Wartrace till August 25. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 25-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. Duty at Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. 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 Forest and 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. 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 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 1, 1865. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 125 Enlisted men by disease. Total 247.

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

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