107th Ohio Infantry
5th German Regiment

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Unidentified Comrade Co I 107th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Known as the 5th German Regiment it was organized August 25, 1862, under Colonel Seraphim Meyer. It moved into Kentucky in September, but was soon transferred to the Eastern Army at Washington. This Regiment participated in the battle of Chancellorsville, where it suffered terribly, losing 220 officers and men. In July, 1863, it moved north with the army and fought at Gettysburg, losing over 400 men. With only 111 men left , it joined in the pursuit of Lee across the Potomac. In August it sailed in transports to South Carolina and in February, 1864, went to Florida; returned to South Carolina in December and remained in active service until the close of the war. The Regiment was mustered out July 10, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

107th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Taylor, Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in September 9, 1862. Moved to Covington, Ky., September 28, and duty in the Defences of Cincinnati, Ohio, till October 5, 1862. At Delaware, Ohio, October 5-12. Ordered to Washington, D.C., October 12. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 11th Army Corps, to August, 1863. 1st Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to January, 1864. 2nd Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S. C., Northern District, Dept. of the South, to February, 1864. 1st Brigade, Ames' Division, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to April, 1864. District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to October, 1864. 4th Separate Brigade, District of Florida, Dept. of the South, to November, 1864. 1st Brigade, Coast Division, Dept. of the South, to December, 1864. 3rd Separate Brigade, Dept. of the South, to January, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, Northern District, Dept. of the South, to March, 1865. 1st Separate Brigade, District of Charleston, Dept. of the South, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty in the Defences of Washington, D. C., till December, 1862. March to Fredericksburg, Va., to support of Burnside December 8-15. Burnside's 2nd Campaign, "Mud March," January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House till April. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee July 5-24. Hagerstown, Md., July 11-13. Ordered to Dept. of the South and sailed for Folly Island, S.C., August 1. Siege operations against Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., August 9-September 7. Picket and fatigue duty on Folly Island, S.C., and operating against Charleston, S.C., till February, 1864. Expedition to Johns and James Islands February 6-14. Moved to Jacksonville, Fla., February 23. Duty there and in the District of Florida till December. Skirmishing near Jacksonville May 1 and 28. Expedition from Jacksonville to Camp Milton May 31-June 3. At Fernandina, Fla., July-August. Return to Jacksonville and duty there till December. Moved to South Carolina December 8. Pocotaligo Bridge December 29. Expedition to destroy Charleston & Savannah Railroad January 14-16, 1865. Occupation of Charleston March 10. Potter's Expedition to Camden, S.C., April 5-25. Operations about Sumpter and Statesburg April 9-15. Statesburg April 15. Occupation of Camden April 17. Boykin's Mills April 18. Denkin's Mills and Beech Creek, near Statesburg, April 19. Provost duty at Georgetown and at Charleston till July. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Recruits transferred to 25th Ohio Infantry. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 54 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 74 Enlisted men by disease. Total 133.

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

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