114th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Corporal Michael A. Sweetman
Co. C. 114th OVI


Organized September 11, 1862, under Colonel John Cradlebaugh, in December it joined Sherman's expedition against Vicksburg. The Regiment participated in the assault at Chickasaw Bayou, and in January moved with the army upon Arkansas Post. In the spring of 1863 it remained in camp at Young's Point and Milliken's Bend, losing over 100 men by sickness. The Regiment joined Grant's movement around Vicksburg, and participated in the battles of Champion Hills, Black River Bridge and the Siege of Vicksburg. After the surrender it moved to Louisiana and Texas and remained in active service there until January, 1865, when it was ordered to Florida. It soon returned to Texas, and in July returned to Ohio and was mustered out.

From Dyer's Compendium

114th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Circleville, Ohio, and mustered in September 11, 1862. Ordered to Marietta, Ohio, September 12; thence to Memphis, Tenn., December 1. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Sherman's Yazoo Expedition, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 9th Division, 13th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to August, 1863, and Dept. of the Gulf to September, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 13th Army Corps, to June, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 19th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to December, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Reserve Corps, Military Division West Mississippi, to February, 1865. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 13th Army Corps (New), Military Division West Mississippi, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Sherman's Yazoo Expedition December 20, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Chickasaw Bayou December 26-28, 1862. Chickasaw Bluff December 29. Expedition to Arkansas Post, Ark., January 3-10, 1863. Assault and capture of Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, January 10-11. Moved to Young's Point, La., January 17-23, and duty there till March 8. Moved to Milliken's Bend, La., and duty there till April. Operations from Milliken's Bend to New Carthage March 31-April 17. Expedition from Perkins' Plantation to Hard Times Landing April 25-29. Phelps' and Clark's Bayous April 26. Choctaw Bayou, or Lake Bruin, April 28. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Big Black River May 17. Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Duty at Warrenton May 25 to July 14, and at Vicksburg till August 13. Ordered to New Orleans, La., August 13, and duty there till September 8. At Brashear City till October 3. Western Louisiana Campaign October 3-November 18. Moved to DeCrow's Point, Matagorda Bay, Texas, November 18-28, and duty there till January 14, 1864. At Matagorda Island till April 18. Moved to Alexandria, La., April 18-26. Red River Campaign April 26-May 22. Graham's Plantation May 5. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura, or Marksville Prairie, May 16. Expedition to Atchafalaya May 30-June 6. Duty at Morganza till November 21. Moved to mouth of White River, Ark., November 21-26. Return to Morganza December 6. Expedition to Morgan's Ferry, Atchafalaya River, December 13-14. Moved to Kenner, La., January 8, 1865; thence to Barrancas, Fla., January 24. Campaign against Mobile, Ala., and its Defences, March 20-April 12. March from Pensacola, Fla., to Blakely, Ala., March 20-April 2. Occupation of Canoe Station March 27. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely April 2-8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery and Selma April 13-25. Duty at Selma till May 12, and at Mobile till June 13. Moved to Galveston, Texas, June 13, and duty there till July. Veterans and Recruits transferred to 48th Ohio Veteran Battalion July 24. Mustered out July 31, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 36 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 270 Enlisted men by disease. Total 311.

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

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