129th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Pvt. Zenas Frost Co A 129th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © Frost Family Collection


Organized August 10, 1863, under Colonel Howard D. John, for six months service, it at once started for the field. It marched through Kentucky to Cumberland Gap, where it operated during the severity of winter, losing many men by exposure. In the spring of 1864, the Regiment returned to Ohio and was mustered out March 11, 1864.

From Dyer's Compendium

129th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Taylor, near Cleveland, Ohio, August 10, 1863. Moved to Camp Nelson, Ky., August 10. Attached to DeCourcy's Brigade, Willcox's Left Wing Forces, Dept. of the Ohio, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to January. 1864. District of the Clinch, Dept. of the Ohio, to March, 1864.
SERVICE.--Expedition under DeCourcy to Cumberland Gap, Tenn., August 20-September 8, 1863. Capture of Cumberland Gap September 9. Duty at Cumberland Gap picketing and foraging till December 1. March toward Clinch River December 1-2. Patrol duty along Clinch River till December 29. Moved to Tazewell, thence to Cumberland Gap, and duty there till January 11, 1864. Ordered to Camp Nelson, Ky. Skirmish at Barboursville. Ky., February 8. Ordered to Cleveland, Ohio, March and mustered out March 10, 1864. Regiment lost during service 25 Enlisted men by disease.

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