104th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

104th OVI Band and war dog Harvey
Courtesy of Marcus McLemore


Organized August 30, 1862, under Colonel James W. Reilly, it proceeded to Kentucky in September, and operated against Kirby Smith and John Morgan until September, 1863, when it marched to Knoxville and Cumberland Gap. It participated in the defense of Knoxville under Burnside and in April, 1864, joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, participating in all the battles. In October it moved north with Thomas and took part in the operations against Hood, losing sixty men at the battle of Franklin. After the battle of Nashville it followed in the pursuit of Hood, and in February, 1865, was transferred to North Carolina where it remained in active service until mustered out June 17th, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

104th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Massillon, Ohio, and mustered in August 30, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., September 1, 1862. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Kentucky, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, District of Central Kentucky, Dept. of Ohio, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of Ohio, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Defence of Cincinnati, Ohio, against Kirby Smith's threatened attack September 2-12, 1862. Skirmish at Fort Mitchell, Covington, Ky., September 10. Pursuit to Lexington, Ky., September 12-15. Duty at Lexington till December 6. Moved to Richmond and Danville, Ky., in pursuit of Morgan December 6-26. At Frankfort, Ky., till February, 1863. Operations in Central Kentucky till August. Expedition to Monticello and operations in Southeastern Kentucky April 26-May 12. Burnside's Campaign in East Tennessee, Campaign August 16-October 17. Expedition to Cumberland Gap September 4-7. Operations about Cumberland Gap September 7-10. Knoxville Campaign November 4-December 23. Siege of Knoxville November 17-December 5. Duty in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cartersville May 20. 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. Skirmishes about Lost Mountain June 11-14. Combats about Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Cheyney's Farm June 22. Ulley's Farm June 26-27. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. 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. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 28-29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Franklin December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. At Clifton, Tenn., till January 15, 1865. Movement to Washington, D. C., thence to Federal Point, N. C., January 15-February 9. Operations against Hoke near Fort Fisher February 11-14. Orton's Pond February 18. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 21. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh till May 2, and at Greensboro till June. Mustered out June 17, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 46 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 4 Officers and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 183.

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

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