99th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Capt. Wm. Zay 99th OVI
Later Transferred to 50th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized August 26, 1862, under Colonel Albert Longworthy, it soon proceeded to Kentucky and took part in the defense of Louisville. After coming under the command of Colonel Peter T. Swaine, formerly of the 15th Regulars, it pursued Bragg southward and operated against John Morgan, an in December took part in the battle of Stone River. At Chickamauga it was engaged both days with considerable loss. In November, 1864, it participated in the battles of Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge, and in May, 1864, started with Thomas' army on the Atlanta campaign, fighting at Rocky Face Ridge, Kenesaw, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy. At Kenesaw it held a ridge against desperate assaults of the enemy, and the men fired an average of one hundred rounds. It pursued Hood northward and joined Thomas at Nashville, taking active part in the battle at that place. It followed Hood as far as Columbia, where the Regiment was consolidated with the 50th Ohio.

From Dyer's Compendium

99th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Lima, Allen County, Ohio, and mustered in August 26, 1862. Ordered to Lexington, Ky., August 31, thence moved to Cynthiana, Ky., September 3, thence to Covington, Ky., and to Louisville, Ky., September 17. Attached to 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 23rd Brigade, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, June, 1864. 4th Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, to December, 1864.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. March to McMinnville, and duty there till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pigeon Hills November 26. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Camp at Shellmound till February, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap, and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. At Cleveland till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Demonstrations on Dalton May 9-13. 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. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Decatur July 19. 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. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. 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. Consolidated with 50th Ohio Infantry December 31, 1864. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 80 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 256 Enlisted men by disease. Total 342.

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

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