33rd 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
- Company A's Ledger 1861. Ledger of Capt. Samuel A. Currie. 33rd OVI. Financial and equipment accounts of members of Company A, 33rd OVI. 1 volume. Call# General VOL 333. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Joseph Hoffhines Papers. Joseph Hoffhines Co. E. 33rd OVI. 20 items. 18 letters to wife Nancy, a cracker recipe and rules for soldiers. Call# VFM2596. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Diary of Sergeant W.L. Jackson, of Company C, 33d Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Warren L. Johnson. From: Fifth Annual Report of the New York State Bureau of Military Statistics. pgs 682-714. 1868
- Nelson Purdum Diaries. Nelson Purdum Corporal and later 1st Lt. 33rd OVI. 3 Volumes. Vol 938, Bell Island and Libby Prison 1863. Vol 939, Chattanooga 1864. Vol 940, 1865. Call# General VOL 938-940. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Nelson Purdum Papers. Nelson Purdum Corporal and later 1st Lt. 33rd OVI. 21 items. Collection includes typescript story of his escape from Libby Prison in 1863 and histories of the Regiment. Call# General VFM2107. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Ohio Boys in Dixie. The Adventures of Twenty Two Scouts sent by Gen. O.M. Mitchel to destroy a railroad; with a narrative of their barbarous treatment by the rebels, and Judge Holt's report. The first published account of Andrews Raid. Seven men of the 33rd OVI were involved. Report by Judge Holt. 47 pgs. Miller and Matthews. New York. 1863
- National Tribune. What Troops were the First to Enter Raleigh, N.C.? A.D. Stine. May 14, 1885
- National Tribune. Bentonville. The Commander of the 33d Gives a Graphic Account of the Battle. J. Hinson. July 8, 1886
- National Tribune. Peach Tree Creek. W.B. Roby. November 3, 1887
- Three Years With the Armies of the Ohio and the Cumberland by Angus L. Waddle, Late Adjutant 33d, O.V.V.I. Angus L. Waddle. Letters originally published in the Ohio Soldier, over the signature of "Adjutant", January 21 to October 13, 1888. Scioto Gazette Book and Job Office. Chillicothe. Ohio. 1889. Call# 973.78 W117. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Constitution and Roster of the 33d Ohio Volunteer Infantry Association, Adopted September 12th, 1888. Chillicothe Daily News. 1889. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. Call# General 973.7471 J33c. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Narrow Escapes! A True Story by Nelson Purdum, of the 33rd Regt., Ohio Volunteers, Who Was an Eye Witness of the Scenes and Incidents Mentioned in this Sketch. by Nelson Purdum. 8 pgs. Mansfield Item Printing Office. Mansfield. O. 1889. Call# E601 P985. Western Reserve Historical Society Archives Library. Cleveland. OH
- National Tribune. Kenesaw Mt. What Battery Was It, and Who Blundered? J. Hinson. July 18, 1889
- National Tribune. The Sugar and Salt Raid. J.R. Boyce. February 26, 1891
- National Tribune. Entering Corinth. J. Hinson. January 18, 1894
- National Tribune. Kicked with Artillery. Some Incidents of Chickamauga Told by an Ohio Veteran. J. Hinson. March 26, 1896
- Inquiries For and By Confederates. George I. McWhirter. pg. 312. Confederate Veteran. Volume VII. Number 7. Nashville. Tennessee. July. 1899
- National Tribune. What Battery was it? E.W. Gilbert. May 16, 1907. Perryville Campaign
- Life in Confederate Prisons. Warren L. Johnson. 33rd OVI. Account clipped from an unidentified newspaper. 15 pgs. Call# PA Box 271 18. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- General Joshua Woodrow Sill. by Albert Douglas. Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly. pgs 105-119. Volume XXXI. April. 1922
- Dan Dorsey - Andrews Raider. Dan Dorsey. pgs. 10-14. Pickaway Quarterly. Winter. 1965. Originally in Scioto Gazette. December 16, 1862
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Narrow Escape Story #66. by John Phillips. 33rd OVI. Ironton Register. February 16 1888. Transcribed by Joyce Knoch. 1998
- So Good A Man. General Joshua Sill. by Karen Kloss. Timeline. pgs 40-47. Volume 17. Number 2. March-April. 2000. A Publication of the Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- The Great Locomotive Chase Private Jacob Parrott. Jacob Parrott. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume V. Pgs. 272-283. University of Illinois Press. Urbana and Chicago. 2002. Originally in McClure's Magazine, September, 1903 and co-authored by Frank C. Dougherty.
- Heroes of the Western Theater. Thirty-Third Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Lois J. Lambert. 559 pgs. Little Miami Publishing Co. Milford. Ohio. 2008
Library of Congress
Colonel Joshua W. Sill
HistoryOrganized in August, 1861, under Colonel Joshua W. Sill, it was that fall in the Kentucky campaign under General Nelson and with Mitchell's operations during the spring of 1862. In the fall of the same year it joined Buell's army in the pursuit of Bragg, losing nearly one-third of its number at Perryville. On the organization of the Army of the Cumberland, this regiment was assigned to Thomas' command and suffered severely at Chickamauga. At Mission Ridge it again contributed pretty freely of its rank and file. This Regiment was in the principal battles of the Atlanta campaign losing 170 men in the aggregate. At Bentonville, N.C., about the last battle of the war, it did good service and was finally mustered out at Louisville, Ky., in July, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium33rd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Portsmouth, Ohio, August 5 to September 13, 1861. Left State for Kentucky September 13 and Joined Gen. Nelson at Maysville, Ky. Attached to 9th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, October to December, 1861. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 9th Brigade, 3rd Division, 1st Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Capture of Hazel Green, Ky., October 23, 1861. Operations against Williams' invasion of the Blue Grass Region, Ky., November-December. Action at Ivy Mountain November 8. Piketon, Ky., November 8-9. Duty at Bacon Creek till February, 1862. Advance on Bowling Green, Ky., February 10-15, and on Nashville, Tenn., February 22-25. Occupation of Nashville February 25 to March 17. Advance on Murfreesboro, Tenn., March 17-19. Occupation of Shelbyville and Fayetteville and advance on Huntsville, Ala., March 29-April 11. Capture of Huntsville April 11. (Pittinger's Raid or Andrews Raid on Georgia Central Railroad April 7-12, Detachment.) Advance to Decatur, Ala., April 11-14. Duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till August. Action at Battle Creek June 21. Moved to Bridgeport and occupy Fort McCook at mouth of Battle Creek. Action at Battle Creek August 27 (6 Cos.), and at Bridgeport August 27 (4 Cos.). March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg, August 28-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. 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. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27 (Detachment). Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap or Mill Creek May 9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-26. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mill 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. Buckhead, Nancy's Creek, July 18. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 6-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Red Oak August 29. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. Cassville November 7. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. 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 20-May 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 7 Officers and 130 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 192 Enlisted men by disease. Total 332.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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