15th 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
- A Days March. Chaplain Randall Ross. United States Service Magazine. Vol. III Pgs. 180-183. 1865.
- A Letter from San Antonio deBexar, Oct. 10, 1865. Chaplain Randall Ross. United States Service Magazine. Vol. V Pgs. 172-177. 1866
- Fifteenth Ohio Veteran Volunteers Report of ... Annual Reunion ... 1883-1884; XIV-XV, 1890-1891; XXII, 1898; XXXIV-XXXVII, 1908-1911. by the Regimental Association. NP. 1883 version titled Constitution of the Fifteenth Ohio Infantry Regimental Association Together with the Proceedings of the Annual Reunion. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Proceedings Of The 12th Annual Re-Union Of The Fifteenth Ohio Regimental Association. Held At Columbus, Ohio, September 12, 1888. by the Regimental Association. 15 pgs. 3 1/4" x 5 1/2". Kilmer Printing and Stereotyping. Upper Sandusky. Ohio. 1888
- The Battle of Nashville. Robert B. Stewart. Blue and Gray. Vol III. Pgs. 18-20. 1894
- The Battle of Stones River, as seen by one who was there. Robert B. Stewart. Blue and Gray Vol. V Pgs. 10-14. 1895
- National Tribune. Confusion as to Names. A.J. Gleason. Sgt. Major. 15th O.V.I. February 11, 1897. Concerns Pickett's Mills, Georgia
- Diary of William McConnel, Private Company I, 15th O.V.V.I., First Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, from September 16th, 1861 to August 2nd, 1865. William McConnel. Chas. McConnel. Tiro. Ohio. 1899
- Diary of John Welk. John Welk. Co. D 15th O.V.I. Manuscript Collection. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green. Ohio
- Thomas Corwin Honnell Papers. Thomas C. Honnell. 15th and 99th OVI. Civil War letters to family and friends in Shelby County, Ohio. 57 items. Call# VFM 2963. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- William T. Wilson Papers. Brigadier General William T. Wilson (1834-1905) 123rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 40 items. Papers of Brigadier General Wilson, 15th and 123rd O.V.I., including appointments, commissions, receipts, and muster rolls. Call# VFM 124. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Captured a Confederate Major. by Sgt. William E. Richey. Co A. 15th OVI. On pgs. 266-267 of Deeds of Valor: How America's Civil War Heroes Won the Medal of Honor. Edited by W.F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel. 558 pgs. Perrien-Keydel Co. Detroit. Michigan. 1903: Reprint of above by Longmeadow Press. Stamford. CT. 1992
- Captured Battle-Flags. by Pvt. Robert B. Brown. Co A. 15th OVI. On pgs. 288-289 of Deeds of Valor: How America's Civil War Heroes Won the Medal of Honor. Edited by W.F. Beyer and O.F. Keydel. 558 pgs. Perrien-Keydel Co. Detroit. Michigan. 1903: Reprint of above by Longmeadow Press. Stamford. CT. 1992
- Roster of the Surviving Members of the Fifteenth Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the War of 1861-1865. NA. 24 pgs. Hann & Adair. Columbus. Ohio. 1909. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- National Tribune. Bluffing Morgan From Bardstown. How Col. Emery Put Up a Bold Front With Raw Recruits and Bad Arms. by A.J. Gleason. 15th O.V.I. December 8, 1910
- The Fifteenth Ohio Volunteers and its Campaigns, War of 1861-1865. Alexis Cope. 796 pgs. Published by Author. Press of Edward T. Miller Co. Columbus. Ohio. 1916
Reprint: The 15th Ohio Volunteers and its Campaigns 1861-1865. Alexis Cope. 863 pgs. Index & Roster. The General's Books. Columbus. Ohio. 1992
- The Diary of Amos Glover. Amos Glover. 15th O.V.I. Edited by Harry J. Carman. Ohio Historical Quarterly. Vol XLIV. Pages 258-272. 1935. Call# 977.105 Oh3 v.44 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
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- The Civil War letters of James Ewing Ramage : born June 21, 1841, killed in Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 28, 1863 : Co. F 15th Regiment O.V.I.. James Ewing Ramage. 15th OVI. Compiled by Kenneth F. Ramage. 284 pgs. Consists almost entirely of facsimile reproductions of letters. Contains also excerpts from the diary of Captain Amos Glover. Published by K.F. Ramage. Eatonton. Ga. 2000. Call# B R14. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- 15th OVI Page. Bob Bundy. 2001
Unidentified Member Co K 15th OVI (90 Days Unit)
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized for three months service, May 4th, 1861, it served in West Virginia and was discharged August 1st. The regiment was reorganized for the three years service, near Mansfield, in September, by Colonel Moses R. Dickey, and joined General Buell in Kentucky. It participated in the battle of Shiloh and the seige of Corinth, and was with Rosecrans at Stone River and Chickamauga. The 15th re-enlisted as veterans, on the 10th of February, 1864, returned to the field and participated in all of Sherman's battles in the Atlanta campaign. It moved with Thomas to Nashville and took part in those brilliant victories and then marched to East Tennessee. At the close of the war the regiment was ordered to Texas and performed arduous duties in that remote quarter until November, when it returned to Columbus and mustered out December 27th, 1865. It served four years and eight months and lost over 400 men in killed and wounded.
From Dyer's Compendium15th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Columbus, Ohio, April 27, 1861. Moved to Zanesville, Ohio, May 8, thence to West Virginia. Duty on the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad and operations in the vicinity of Philippi, Laurel Hill and Carrick's Ford June 3-July 16. Action at Bowman's Place June 29. Ordered to Columbus, Ohio, and mustered out August 27-31, 1861.
15th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Mansfield, Ohio, September, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, September 26, thence to Lexington, Ky., October 4. Duty at Camp Nevin, Ky., October 14-December 9, 1861. Attached to McCook's Command at Nolin October to November, 1861. 6th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to December, 1861. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, Army Ohio, to September, 1862. 6th Brigade, 2nd Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Right Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.
SERVICE.--Occupation of Munfordsville, Ky., December 10, 1861. Duty at Bacon Creek, Ky., till February 14, 1862. Advance to Bowling Green, Ky., and Nashville, Tenn., February 14-March 2. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 16-April 6. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Battle Creek, Ala., June 10-July 18, and duty there till August 20. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 20-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 16-November 7, and duty there till December 26. 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. Reconnoissance from Murfreesboro March 6-7. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-27. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River, and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till February, 1864. At Cleveland, Tenn., till April. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton 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 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. 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. Camp at Bird Springs, Ala., till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. At Nashville, Tenn., till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence to Texas. Duty at Green Lake till August 10, and at San Antonio till November. Mustered out November 21, 1865. Reached Columbus, Ohio, December 25, and discharged from service December 27, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 172 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 135 Enlisted men by disease. Total 315.
More about the Civil War in Ohio.
Copyright © 1995 Larry Stevens
Last updated May 26 2012