147th 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
- Roster of the 147th O.V.I. With Age at Enlistment, Post Office Address and Deaths as Far as Could be Ascertained, August, 1893 / T.C. Shilling, Secretary. 36 pgs. E.S. Williams & Son. Troy. Ohio. 1893. Call# E525.5 147th. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center Library and Archives. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio. 43420. Phone: 419-332-2081
- National Tribune. Old Washington Forts. Visit of an Ohio Veteran to the Ruin of Forts Ethan Allen and Marcy. Wartime Memories. F.M. Sterrett. 147th O.V.I. August 15th, 1912
- Roster of the 147th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry. With Age at Enlistment, Post Office Address and Deaths as Far as Could be Ascertained, August 1899, T.C. Schilling, Secretary. Revised August 1913, M.C. Pierce, Secretary, West Milton. by Schilling & Pierce. 46 pgs. Radabaugh Brothers Printers. West Milton. 1913. Call# 973.7471 K47. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. The Battle of Fort Stevens. Milton Evans. 147th O.V.I. March 30th, 1916
- The War of the Rebellion by Chauncey F. Grosvenor 1845-1902 Written in 1892. Chauncey F. Grosvenor. 166 pgs. Heritage Books, Inc. Bowie. Maryland. 1994
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
HistoryMustered in at Camp Dennison, May 16th, 1864, 853 men, Colonel Benjamin F. Rosson; the Ohio National Guard unit reported to Washington City and ordered to Fort Ethan Allen; finding all quarters occupied, reported to Fort Strong; four days exposed to a terrible storm without shelter, and fifty men put on sick list; garrisoned Forts Ethan Allen and Marcy; June 11-July 4 advanced to Forts Reno and Stevens, supporting regiments in action, and under the enemy's fire; returned to Fort Ethan Allen until ordered home; mustered out at Camp Dennison, August 23d, 787 men, Colonel Rosson commanding.
From: The Military History of Ohio. by H.H. Hardesty
From Dyer's Compendium147th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 16, 1864. Left State for Washington, D.C., May 20. Attached to 1st Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to July, 1864. 2nd Brigade, DeRussy's Division, 22nd Army Corps, to August. Assigned to duty as garrison at Forts Ethan Allen, Marcy, Reno and Stevens, Defences of Washington, till August 23. Repulse of Early's attack on Washington July 11-12. Mustered out August 30, 1864. Lost during service 22 Enlisted men by disease.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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