10th Ohio Infantry
Montgomery Regiment
Bloody Tinth
Bloody Tenth

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Chaplain Wm. T. O'Higgins 10th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized at Cincinnati, May 7th, 1861, for three months service, and June 3d, for three years, under Colonel Wm. H. Lytle, it served in West Virginia under McClellan and Rosecrans; was transferred to Kentucky under General Mitchell in November, and took part in the battle of Perryville, in October, 1862, and Stone River, in December. It served as guard for General Thomas' headquarters, in the battles of Mission Ridge, Buzzard's Roost and Resaca, when its term of service expired. It returned to Cincinnati and was mustered out soon after.

From Dyer's Compendium

10th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Harrison near Cincinnati, Ohio, and mustered in May 7, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 12, and duty there till June 3. Reorganized for three years' service June 3, 1861. Three months' men mustered out August 21, 1861.

10th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 3, 1861. Left State for West Virginia June 24, and duty at Grafton, Clarksburg and Buckhannon till August. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Occupation, W. Va., to September: 1861. Benham's Brigade, Kanawha Division, West Virginia, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to November, 1861. 17th Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, lst Division, 14th Army Corps, January, 1863. Headquarters Provost Guard, Dept. of the Cumberland, to May 1864.
SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July to September, 1861. Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10. Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Region October 19-November 24. Pursuit of Floyd November 10-15. Gauley Bridge November 10. Cotton Mountain November 10-11. Moved to Louisville, Ky., November 24-December 2, thence to Elizabethtown, and to Bacon Creek December 26. Duty there till February, 1862. Movement to Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15. Occupation of Bowling Green February 15-22. Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 22-March 2. Advance on Murfreesboro March 17-19. Occupation of Shelbyville, Fayetteville, and advance on Huntsville Ala., March 28-April 11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. Advance on Decatur April 11-14. Action at West Bridge near Bridgeport April 29. Duty at Huntsville till August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 27-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Provost duty at Headquarters of Gen. Rosecrans, Commanding Army of the Cumberland, till December, 1863, and at Headquarters, Gen. Thomas Commanding, Army and Dept. of the Cumberland, till May, 1864. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30, 1862. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Stewart's Creek January 1. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Battles of Chattanooga November 23-25. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Reconnoissance of Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-27. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Ordered to rear for muster out May 27. Mustered out June 3, 1864, expiration of term. Seventy five Enlisted men unassigned, Army of the Cumberland, till September, then assigned to 18th Ohio Battalion Infantry. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 77 Enlisted men by disease. Total 168.

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

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