101st Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Stem Photo
Colonel Leander Stem
Killed at the Battle of Stone River 1862

History

This Regiment was organized August 30, 1862, under Colonel Leander Stem. The Regiment participated in the battle of Perryville and was with Rosecrans at Stone River where it lost 219 men. Colonel Stem was killed in the battle and was succeeded by Colonel Isaac M. Kirby. The unit participated in the battle of Chickamauga where it re-captured a battery, fighting over the guns with clubbed muskets. The 101st followed Sherman on the Atlanta campaign, participating in all the battles, and marched with Thomas to Nashville, afterwards following Hood in his retreat. The Regiment was mustered out June 12, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

101st Regiment Infantry. Organized at Monroeville, Ohio, August 30, 1862. Left State for Covington, Ky., September 4, thence moved to Louisville, Ky., September 24. Attached to 31st Brigade, 9th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 31st Brigade, 9th Division, 3rd Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th 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 into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Nolensville December 26. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Reconnoissance to Versailles March 9-14. Operations on Edgefield Pike, near Murfreesboro, June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Liberty Gap June 24-27. 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 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-October 26. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-28. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., October 28, and duty there till January 16, 1864, and at Ooltewah till May. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. 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. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North 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. 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 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 86 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 140 Enlisted men by disease. Total 236.

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

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