113th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

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Captain Horatio N. Benjamin
Company E & B. 113th OVI

History

Organized in August, 1862, Under Colonel James A. Wilcox, it moved to Kentucky and then to Tennessee and participated in the battle of Chickamauga, losing 138 men. In December it marched to the relief of Knoxville, and in May, 1864, entered the Atlanta campaign, participating in all its battles. At Kenesaw it lost 163 men. The Regiment marched with Sherman to the sea and through the Carolinas, fighting in the last battle of the war at Bentonville. After Johnston's surrender it moved to Washington and participated in the review and was mustered out at Louisville, Ky., on the 6th of July, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

113th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Zanesville, and Camp Dennison, Ohio, October 10 to December 12, 1862. Moved to Louisville, Ky., December 27; thence to Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., January 3, 1863, and to Nashville, Tenn., January 28. Attached to District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. Reed's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved from Nashville to Franklin, Tenn., February 12, 1863, and duty there till June. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Duty at Wartrace till August 25. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 25-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Return to Chattanooga and duty in that vicinity till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Faced Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. 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 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. Operations against Forest and Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10, Sandersville November 26. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Two League Cross Roads, near Lexington, S.C., February 15. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. 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, D.C., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and there mustered out July 6, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 269.

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

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