124th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

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Captain George W. Aumend. Co. D. 124th OVI

History

Organized in the latter part of 1862, under Colonel Oliver H. Payne, it proceeded to Kentucky in January, 1863, then to Tennessee in February. It remained actively engaged in Tennessee until September, when it marched to Chattanooga and participated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga, with a loss of 140 men. The Regiment took part in the operations about Chattanooga until after the battle of Mission Ridge, where it joined in the assault with success. It marched to the relief of Knoxville in December, and in the spring of 1864, joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, participating in all its battles. It followed Hood's army to Nashville and in the pursuit again south. The Regiment was mustered out July 9, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

124th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Cleveland, Ohio, and mustered in January 1, 1863. Left State for Louisville, Ky., January 1; thence moved to Elizabethtown, Ky., and duty there till February 10, 1863. Attached to District of Western Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. Franklin, Tenn., Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Moved to Nashville, Tenn., February 10, 1863; thence to Franklin February 21, and duty there till June. Action at Thompson's Station, Spring Hill, March 4-5. Thompson's Station June 2. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 23-July 7. Camp at Manchester till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. At Poe's Tavern August 20-September 9. Passage of the Tennessee River September 10. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., 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. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Operations about Dandridge January 16-17. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-16. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. 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. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. At Athens, Ga., October 31 to November 23. March to Columbia, Tenn., November 23-24. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Strawberry Plains and Nashville till June. Mustered out June 16, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 78 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 124 Enlisted men by disease. Total 210.

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