13th 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
- History of the Army of the Cumberland, Its Organization, Campaigns and Battles. Written at the Request of Major-General George H. Thomas, chiefly from his Private Military Journal and Official and other Documents furnished by him. Two Volumes and Atlas. Thomas B. Van Horne. Robert Clarke & Co. Cincinnati 1875. Van Horn was Chaplain of the 13th O.V.I.
- Response to the Toast "Heroism in War," at the Fifth Annual Banquet of the Cincinnati Society of Ex-Army and Navy Officers, at the Burnet House, Jan. 8, 1880. Frank J. Jones. 13th OVI. 11 pgs. Published by request of the Officers of the Society. NP. Cincinnati? Ohio. 1880? Call# 973.76 J715. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- With the 13th Ohio. Anthony Leonard. National Tribune Scrapbook III. pp. 120-22. 2 photocopied pages. E655N27no3. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Personal Recollections and Experiences of a Soldier During the War of the Rebellion. Brevet Major Frank J. Jones. Sketches of War History, 1861-1865. Papers read before the Ohio Commandry of the Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. 1903-1908. Edited by Brevet Colonel Theodore F. Allen, Dr. Edward S. McKee, and Captain J. Gordon Taylor, Publication Committee. Published by the Commandery. Volume VI. Cincinnati. Ohio. Monfort and Company. 1908
- History of Jerome Township. Union County, Ohio. by W.L. Curry. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1913. Contains a history of the 13th OVI on pgs 91-94.
- Personal Recollections...of Some of the Generals in Our Army During the Civil War. by Frank J. Jones. Brevet Major 13th O.V.I. 15 pgs. A Paper Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion. December 3rd 1913. NP. 1913. Call# PA Box 104 12. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. Also Found in: Sketches of War History. A Compilation of Miscellaneous Papers Read Before the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion. April 1912 - April 1916. Index to Ohio Volumes 1-9. Volume 9. Broadfoot Publishing Company. Wilmington. North Carolina. 1993
- Army Life of John Morgan, of Fredricksburg, Wayne County, Ohio, as told by himself. John Morgan 13th OVI. 16 pgs. NP. ND.
Reprint: Army Life of John Morgan, of Fredricksburg, Wayne County, Ohio, as told by himself. John Morgan 13th OVI. 21 pgs. Reprinted by The Bookseller Inc. of Akron for the Northern Ohio Bibliographic Society. Akron. Ohio. 2001. Thanks to Mike Willey for this source.
- Clark-Williams Family Papers 1800-1932. .25 cubic foot. Correspondence, including Civil War letters, financial receipts and statements, and genealogical material, relating to the Clark and Williams families in Brighton, Ohio, ... Ohio Infantry. 13th Regt., 1861-1865. Call# MSS 4. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- D. P. Dougherty Papers. D. P. Dougherty Co. B 13th OVI. 13 items. 10 letters to hs wife re. army life and actions in Kentucky and Virginia 1861-1862. Call# VFM 2639. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Yanks From The South (The First Land Campaign of the Civil War: Rich Mountain, West Virginia). Fritz Haselberger. 323 pgs. Past Glories. Baltimore. Maryland. 1987
- Samuel Baker's Ceramic GAR Veteran Canteen. Samuel Baker. Co A. 13th OVI. placed on the web by D J Baker. 2000
- Colors of the 13th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- 3rd, 5th, 7th and 13th Regiments, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1861. Richard A. Warren. pg 150. The Military Collector & Historian. Volume 57. No. 3. Fall. 2005. The Company of Military Historians. Rutland. MA
Lt. Colonel Elhanon M. Mast
Killed in battle at Chickamauga Georgia
September 19, 1863
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized about the 20th of April, 1861, for three months service, under Colonel A.S. Piatt, and in June, for three years, under Col. William S. Smith, it moved into West Virginia and participated in the battle of Carnifex Ferry. In December of 1861, it joined General Buell's army in Kentucky, moving to Nashville in February, 1862, and to Shiloh in April, where it rendered gallant service, capturing the Washington (Rebel) Battery, of New Orleans. It followed Bragg, in September, through Kentucky, and in December, fought at Stone River, losing 142 officers and men, among them Major Hawkins, who was in command. Again, at Chickamauga, it fought gallantly, with severe loss. The Regiment assaulted Mission Ridge, and after Bragg's defeat marched to the relief of Knoxville. In January, 1864, it re-enlisted for three years, and in May entered the Atlanta campaign, participating in all the battles through to Love Joy Station. It followed Hood northward and joined Thomas in Tennessee, taking part in the battles of Franklin and Nashville, and again pursued Hood to the Tennessee River. In July, 1865. the 13th moved to Texas and remained in service there until December 5th, when it was mustered out.
From Dyer's Compendium13th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Columbus, Ohio, April 20 to May 7, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 9, and duty there till June 22. Reorganized for three years' service June 22, 1861. Three months' men mustered out August 14-25, 1861.
13th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 22, 1861. Left State for Parkersburg, W. Va., June 30, 1861. Attached to 2nd Brigade, Army of Occupation, W. Va., to September, 1861. Bonham's Brigade, District of the Kanawha, W. Va., to october, 1861. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, to November, 1861. 17th Brigade, Army Ohio, to December, 1861. 17th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army Ohio, to April, 1862. 14th Brigade, 5th Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 14th Brigade, 5th Division, 2nd Corps, Army Ohio, to November,1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Central District of Texas to October, 1865. Sub-District of San Antonio, Central District of Texas, to December, 1865.
SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July 6-17, 1861. Moved to Oakland, W. Va., July 14. Expedition to Greenland Gap July 15-16. Duty at Sutton till September. Battle of Carnifex Ferry September 10. At Gauley Bridge till November. Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New River Region October 19-November 6. Gauley Bridge November 3. Pursuit of Floyd November 12-16. Cotton Hill and Laurel Creek November 12. McCoy's Mills November 15. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., and camp at Jeffersonville, Ind., till December 11. Near Elizabethtown, Ky., till December 26, and at Bacon Creek till February 10, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., February 10-25. Occupation of Nashville till March 17. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 17-April 6. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Buell's Campaign in Northern Alabama and Middle Tennessee June to August. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 21-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-16. Battle of Perryville October 8 (Reserve). March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7. Duty there till December 26. Action at Rural Hill November 18. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Stone's River Ford, McMinnville, June 4. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-24. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Mission Ridge September 22. Siege of Chattanooga September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Mission Ridge November 24-25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 3. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. Operations on 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 10-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Non-Veterans mustered out June 21, 1864. Veterans and Recruits consolidated to a Battalion. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, 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. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Nashville Campaign November-December. 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 and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 16-April 22. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence to Texas. Duty at Green Lake till September 4, and at San Antonio, Texas, till December. Mustered out December 5, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 109 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 102 Enlisted men by disease. Total 221.
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