30th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


Captain Joseph Dickerson Co. B
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection

History

Organized August 28th, 1861, under Colonel John Groesbeck, who was soon succeeded by Colonel Hugh Ewing, it served in West Virginia, in detachments, until August, 1862, when it was transferred to the Army of the Potomac and participated in the battles of Centerville, South Mountain and Antietam. In January, 1863, the Regiment joined Grant's Army near Vicksburg, and took part in the investment of that stronghold. After the surrender it pursued Johnston to Jackson; returning went into camp at Black River. The 30th moved with Sherman to Tennessee and assaulted Mission Ridge. In January, 1864, it re-enlisted, and after a furlough to Ohio, joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, and participated the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Ezra Chapel, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. It followed Sherman to the sea and took part in the successful assault on Fort McAllister, and after the fall of Savannah marched through the Carolinas on to Washington. It proceeded to Louisville in June, and to Arkansas in July, 1865, when it soon after returned to Ohio, and was mustered out August 22nd, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

30th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, August 28, 1861. Moved to Clarksburg, W. Va., August 30-September 2, thence moved to Weston and to Suttonville September 3-6. Attached to Scammon's Brigade, District of the Kanawha, W. Va., to October, 1861. 3rd Brigade, District of the Kanawha, W. Va., to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division West Virginia, Dept. of the Mountains, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1862. 1st Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to August, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 15th Army Corps, to July, 1865. Dept. of Arkansas to August, 1865.
SERVICE.--Action at Carnifex Ferry, W. Va., September 10, 1861. Advance to Sewell Mountain September 24, thence to Falls of the Gauley. Operations in the Kanawha Valley and New. River Region October 19-November 16. Moved to Fayetteville November 14, and duty there till April 17, 1862. (Cos. "D," "F," "G" and "I" served detached at Sutton September 6-December 23, 1861, then rejoined Regiment at Fayetteville.) Advance on Princeton April 22-May 5. About Princeton May 15-18. Moved to Flat Top Mountain May 19, and duty there till August. Moved to Washington, D.C., August 16-22. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia. Right Wing at Gen. Pope's Headquarters till September 3. Left Wing in Robertson's Brigade till August 31. Battles of Bull Run August 28-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battles of South Mountain September 14; Antietam September 16-17. March to Clear Springs October 8, thence to Hancock October 9. March to the Kanawha Valley October 12-November 13. Camp at Cannelton November 13-December 1. Expedition toward Logan Court House December 1-10. Ordered to Louisville, Ky., December, thence to Helena, Ark., and to Young's Point, La., January 21, 1863. Duty there till March. Expedition to Rolling Fork via Muddy, Steele's and Black Bayous and Deer Creek March 14-27. Demonstrations against Haines and Drumgould's Bluffs April 27-May 1. Movement to Join Army in rear of Vicksburg, Miss., via Richmond and Grand Gulf May 2-14. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July-4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Advance on Jackson, Miss., July 5-10. Siege of Jackson July 10-17. Camp at Big Black till September 26. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., thence marched to Chattanooga, Tenn., September 26-November 20. Sequatchie Valley October 5. Operations on Memphis & Charleston Railroad in Alabama October 20-29. Bear Creek, Tuscumbia, October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 27-December 8. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., December 19, thence to Bellefonte Station December 26, and to Larkin's Ferry January 26, 1864. Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., Veterans absent on furlough April and May. Rejoined Regiment at Kingston. Ga. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Near Resaca May 13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Ruff's Mills July 3-4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Ezra Chapel, Hood's second sortie, July 28. 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. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Clinton November 21-23. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Fort McAllister December 13. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Duck Branch, near Loper's Cross Roads, S.C., February 2. South Edisto River February 9. North Edisto River February 11-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D.C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 2, thence to Little Rock, Ark., June 25, and duty there till August. Mustered out August 13, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 119 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 149 Enlisted men by disease. Total 277.

Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.

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