110th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Colonel J. Warren Keifer


Organized October 3, 1862, under Colonel J. Warren Keifer, it moved into West Virginia. In January, 1863, it marched to Winchester and served in the Army of the Potomac. At Kernstown it engaged Lee's advance, resisting an overwhelming force, defending a fort against 26 pieces of artillery and heavy infantry columns, finally cutting its way out and marched to Harper's Ferry. In 1864 the Regiment operated with Grant in the Wilderness and about Richmond, and with Sheridan at Winchester and Fisher's Hill, and in the spring of 1864, took part in the assaults upon Petersburg and in the pursuit of Lee until the surrender. The 110th had engaged in twenty battles and lost 795 men. It was mustered out June 25th, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

110th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Piqua, Ohio, October 3, 1862. Moved to Zanesville, Ohio, October 19; thence to Parkersburg, W. Va. Attached to Railroad Division, Clarksburg, W. Va., Middle Department, to January, 1863. Milroy's Command, Winchester, Va., 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to March, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 8th Army Corps, Middle Department, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Elliott's Command, 8th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 3rd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va., November 3, 1862; thence moved to New Creek November 25, and to Moorefield December 13. Expedition to Winchester December 28, 1862, to January 1, 1863, and duty there till June. Reconnoissance toward Wardensville and Strasburg April 20. Battle of Winchester June 13-15. Retreat to Harper's Ferry June 15-16, thence to Washington, D.C., July 1-4. Moved to Frederick City, Md., and join Army of the Potomac July 5. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights July 23. Duty on line of the Rappahannock till August 15, and at New York during draft disturbances August 16-September 6. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Kelly's Ford November 7. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Payne's Farm November 27. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River May 3-June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient, "Bloody Angle," May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 18-July 6. Jerusalem Plank Road June 22-23. Moved to Baltimore, Md., July 6-8. Battle of Monocacy Junction, Md., July 9. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Charlestown August 29. Battle of Opequan, Winchester, September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Kernstown till December. Moved to Washington, D. C, thence to Petersburg, Va., December 3-6. Siege of Petersburg December 6, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, 1865. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Sailor's Creek April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Danville, Va., April 17-27, and duty there till May. Moved to Richmond, Va., May 16;thence to Washington, D.C., May 24-June 2. Corps Review June 9. Mustered out June 25, 1865. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 107 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 111 Enlisted men by disease. Total 230.

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