11th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Chaplain Wm. W. Lyle
11th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Colonel Charles A. De Villiers organized this Regiment for three months service April 1861 and for three years service June 20, 1861. A.H. Coleman, P.P. Lane and Ogden Street were successively made Colonels and commanded the Regiment. It served in West Virginia until August 1861, when it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac and served at Bull Run, South Mountain and Antietam. In January, 1863, it transferred to the Western Army, operating in Tennessee. It served with Rosecrans at Chickamauga and under Grant at Mission Ridge. At Buzzard's Roost it lost heavily. Its term of service soon after expiring, the 11th returned to Camp Dennison and was mustered out June 21, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

11th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, April 18-26, 1861. Duty at Camp Dennison, Ohio, till June 20. Reorganized for three years' service June 20, 1861. Three months' men mustered out July 20, 1861.

11th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 20, 1861. Ordered to the Kanawha Valley, W. Va., July 7, 1861. Attached to Cox's Kanawha Brigade, West Virginia, to September, 1861. Benham's Brigade, District of the Kanawha, West Virginia, to October, 1861. 1st Brigade, District of the Kanawha, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, Dept. of the Mountains, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. Crook's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Action at Hawk's Nest, W. Va., August 20, 1861. Near Piggott's Mills, Big Run, August 25. Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Reglen October 19-November 16. Gauley Bridge November 10. Blake's Farm, Cotton Mountain, November 10-11. Moved to Point Pleasant December 11, and duty there till April 16, 1862. Operations in the Kanawha Valley April to August. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 18-24. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 25-September 2. Bull Run Bridge August 27. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Frederick City, Md., September 12. Battle of South Mountain September 14. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Hagerstown, Md., October 8, thence to Clarksburg and Summerville, W. Va., and duty at Summerville till January 24, 1863. Expedition to Cold Knob Mountain November 24-30, 1862. Lewis Mill on Sinking Creek November 26. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., January 24, 1863, thence to Carthage February 22, and duty there till June. Near Carthage March 8 (2 Cos.). Scout to Rome March 24-25. Reconnoissance to McMinnville April 13. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Catlett's Gap, Pigeon Mountain, September 15-18. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Veterans absent on furlough March and April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May to September. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Detached for duty as garrison at Resaca May 16 to June 10. Non-Veterans relieved for muster out June 10 and ordered to Cincinnati, Ohio. Mustered out June 21, 1864. Veterans and Recruits organized as a Battalion and attached to 92nd Ohio Infantry till January, 1865, participating in operations about Marietta, Ga., and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2, 1864. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. 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. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14, Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 11, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 50 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 98 Enlisted men by disease. Total 152.

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