116th Ohio Infantry
compiled by Larry Stevens
References for this Unit
- see also Bibliography of State-Wide References
- Ohio In The War-Volume II. Whitelaw Reid. Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin. Cincinnati 1868
- William T. Patterson Diary. William T. Patterson. Commissary Sgt. 116th OVI. 1 Volume. June 21 - November 6 1864. Call# VOL 502. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Address of Gen. Thos. F. Wildes, at the Old Soldiers Celebration at Northfield, Summit County, Ohio, July 4, 1879. Thomas Francis Wildes. 1834-1883. 12 p. Northfield. O. 1879? OCLC #35281767. Located at Ohio State University. Columbus. Ohio
- Record of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment, Ohio Infantry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. By Thos. F. Wildes, late Lieutenant Colonel of the Regiment, and Brevet Brigadier General, U.S. Volunteers. I.F. Mack & Bro. Printers. Sandusky. O. 1884
- Address of Hon. L.D. Brown at the Reunion of the 116th Ohio Volunteers, Held at Caldwell, Ohio, September 17, 1884. by Leroy D. Brown. 10 pgs. Press Steam Print. Caldwell. Ohio. 1884. Call# PA Box 104 17. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Private Dalzell, His Autobiography, Poems, and Comic War Papers. James McCormick Dalzell. Robert Clark Co. Cincinnati. O. 1888. Call# Stacks E601 .D16. State Library of Ohio. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Battle of Piedmont. G. Sheifley. 116th O.V.I. March 14th, 1889
- National Tribune. Capture of Fort Gregg. G.K. Campbell. 116th O.V.I. March 6th, 1902
- National Tribune. Who Shot Gen. Jones? Samuel Tschappet. 116th O.V.I. January 21st, 1904. Piedmont
- National Tribune. A Young Soldier. Jesse Van Bibber. 87th O.V.I. and 116th O.V.I. April 27th, 1905
- National Tribune. The Surrender of John Morgan. Ransom Griffin. 116th O.V.I. February 28th, 1907
- National Tribune. Sheridan at Cedar Creek. Ranson Griffin. 116th O.V.I. September 9th, 1909
- National Tribune. Sheridan's Arrival at Cedar Creek. L. Karr. 116th O.V.I. October 14th, 1909
- National Tribune. Sheridan at Cedar Creek. M.M. Edgar. 116th O.V.I. December 2nd, 1909
- National Tribune. At Fort Gregg. W.D. Christy. 116th O.V.I. June 27th, 1912
- National Tribune. Rushing After Lee's Army. Ransom Griffin. 116th O.V.I. August 15th, 1912
- National Tribune. The 116th Ohio at Fort Gregg. R. Griffin. 116th O.V.I. August 22nd, 1912
- National Tribune. Sketch of Lynchburg Raid. B.C. Drake. 116th O.V.I. June 1st, 1916
- National Tribune. Fighting with the 116th Ohio. Francis A. Bartley. 116th O.V.I. June 26th, 1924
- National Tribune. The 116th Ohio in the War. T.C. Smith. 116th O.V.I. March 3rd, 1927
- Memorandum of Marches. William H. Dye. pgs. 171-193. Pioneer History of Meigs County Ohio. Edgar Ervin. 1949. Call# 977.199 Er93p. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Ezra L. Walker Diary. Ezra L. Walker. QM Sgt. 116th O.V.I. Diary July - September 1864. Call# CWMiscColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Larkin Family Papers. Abel Larkin Family. Rutland. Ohio. 2.3 linear feet. Includes Civil War Correspondence of James E. Bullock, who served with the 116th Regiment Ohio Infantry. Call# Manuscripts MS. 924. Archives Library. Western Reserve Historical Society. Cleveland. Ohio
- The Diary of Pvt. Asbury Stephen in Andersonville. Asbury C. Stephen. Co. I. 25th OVI and Co. H. 116th OVI. Captured when a member of the 116th OVI. Transcription, editing and introduction by Oscar F. Curtis. 50 pgs. Paperback. Monroe County Historical Society. Bloomington. Indiana. 1973
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Scout of the 116th Ohio. From: Record of the One Hundred and Sixteenth Regiment Ohio Infantry Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion. By: Thos. F. Wildes, Late Lt. Colonel of the Regiment. Printer: I.F. Mack & Bro. Sandusky. Ohio. 1884. Published on the web by Larry Stevens. Newark. Ohio. 1996
- Regimental Colors of the 116th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- I Belonged to the 116th. Compiled by Gerald L. Earley. 318 pgs. Paperback. Heritage Books Inc. Bowie. Maryland. 2004
Lt. Colonel Thomas F. Wildes
HistoryOrganized in August, 1862, under Colonel James Washburn, it served in West Virginia until March, 1863, when it moved east to Winchester. The Regiment joined Meade's army on its return from Gettysburg, and in April, 1864, marched with Siegel down the Shenandoah Valley, engaging the enemy near Staunton, where it met with a loss of 176 men. In June it moved to Lynchburg and suffered greatly in the retreat north from that place, and in July and August fought at Snicker's Gap and Opequan under Sheridan, with severe loss. In March, 1865, the Regiment joined the Army of the James in front of Petersburg and participated in the pursuit of Lee. The Regiment mustered out June 14th, 1865, with the exception of companies F and K, which were consolidated with the 62d Ohio.
From Dyer's Compendium116th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Marietta and Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in September 18, 1862 (Cos. "F" and "K" mustered in October 28, 1862, and joined Regiment at Buckhannon, W. Va.). Left State for Parkersburg, W. Va., October 16; thence moved to Clarksburg and Buckhannon. Moved to New Creek November 9, and to Moorefield December 12. Attached to Railroad Division, West Virginia, to January, 1863. Romney, W. Va., Defenses of the Upper Potomac, 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. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Dept. of the Susquehanna, July, 1863. McReynolds' Command, Martinsburg, W. Va., Dept. of West Virginia, to December, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, West Virginia, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade. 1st Infantry Division, West Virginia, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, Independent Division, 24th Army Corps, Army of the James, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Moorefield, W. Va., December 15, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Moorefield January 3. At Romney till March 17. Near Romney February 16. At Winchester, Va., till June. Operations in Shenandoah Valley April 20-29. Scout toward Wardensville and Strasburg April 20. Scout to Strasburg April 25-29. Bunker Hill June 13 (Cos. "A" and "I"). Battle of Winchester June 13-15. Retreat to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., June 15-16; thence to Washington, D.C., July 1-4, and Join Army of the Potomac at Frederick, Md., July 5. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Wapping Heights, Va., July 23. At Martinsburg, W. Va., August 4, 1863, to April 29, 1864. Skirmish at Hedgesville October 16, 1863 (Detachment). Sigel's Expedition from Martinsburg to New Market April 29-May 16, 1864. Battle of New Market May 15. Advance on Staunton May 24-June 6. Piedmont June 5. Occupation of Staunton June 6. Hunter's raid on Lynchburg June 10-July 1. Lynchburg June 17-18. Ordered to the Shenandoah Valley July. Battle of Kernstown-Winchester, July 24. Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign August 7-November 28. Charlestown August 21, 22 and 29. Berryville September 3, Battle of Winchester, Opaquan Creek September 19. Fisher's Hill September 22. Cedar Creek October 13, Battle of Cedar Creek October 19. Duty at Opequan Crossing November 18 to December 19. Moved to Washington, D.C., December 19; thence to Aiken's Landing, Va, Siege of Petersburg and Richmond December 27, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9, Hatcher's Run March 29-April 1. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Duty at Richmond, Va., till June. Mustered out June 14, 1865. Companies "F" and "K" consolidated with 62nd Ohio Infantry. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 90 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 88 Enlisted men by disease. Total 185.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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