4th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Capt. Byron Dolbear
Co C 4th OVI Delaware Ohio
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection


Organized April 25th, 1861, for three months service, under Col. Loren Andrews, and for three years service June 5th, 1861. It served under McClellan in West Virginia and participated at Rich Mountain and other Battles. Colonel Andrews having died, John S. Mason was made Colonel on October 14th, 1861. The Regiment was transferred to the Army of the Potomac and served in the Peninsula campaign. It suffered severely at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville, and in July, 1863, took part in the battle of Gettysburg, and afterward participated in the movements of General Grant in Virginia until the close of the war. The 4th Ohio lost in action nearly 300 men killed and wounded.

From Dyer's Compendium

4th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Jackson, Columbus, Ohio, April 25, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, May 2, and duty there till June 4. Reorganized for three years' service June 4, 1861. Three months men mustered out July 24, 1861.

4th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 4, 1861. Moved to Grafton, W. Va., June 20-23. Attached to McCook's Advance Brigade, West Virginia, to July, 1861. 3rd Brigade, Army of Occupation, West Virginia, to November, 1861. Kelly's Command, West Virginia, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. Kimball's Independent Brigade, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. Kimball's Independent Brigade, 2nd Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to March; 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Army Corps, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--West Virginia Campaign July 6-17, 1861. Capture of Beverly July 12. Expedition to Huttonsville July 13-16. At Beverly till July 23; thence moved to New Creek. At Pendleton August 7 to October 25. Action at Petersburg September 7 and 12. Hanging Rock, Romney, September 23. Romney September 23-25. Mill Creek Mills, Romney, October 26. Duty at Romney till January, 1862. Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6-7. Blue's Gap January 7. Evacuation of Romney January 10. At Paw Paw Tunnel February 9 to March 7. Advance on Winchester March 7-15. Martinsburg March 9. Cedar Creek March 18. Strasburg March 19. Battle of Winchester March 23. Cedar Creek March 25. Woodstock April 1. Edenburg April 2. Mt. Jackson April 16. March to Fredericksburg May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Front Royal May 30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Moved to Alexandria, thence to Harrison's Landing June 29-30. Haxell's, Herring Creek, July 3-4. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe, thence to Centreville August 16-28. Cover Pope's retreat from Bull Run to Fairfax Court House September 1. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, . W. Va., September 22, and duty there till October 30. Reconnoissance to Leesburg October 1-2. March to Falmouth, Va., October 30-November 19. Battle of Fredericksburg. Va., December 12-15. At Falmouth, Va., till April 27, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. On detached duty at New York City August 15 to September 16. Bristoe Campaign October 9-22. Auburn and Bristoe October 14. Advance to line of the Rappahannock November 7-8. Mine Run Campaign November 26-December 2. Robertson's Tavern or Locust Grove November 27. Mine Run November 28-30. Demonstration on the Rapidan February 6-7, 1864. Morton's Ford February 6-7. Campaign from the Rapidan to the James May 3 to June 15. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7; Laurel Hill May 8; Spottsylvania May 8-12; Po River May 10; Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21; "Bloody Angle" May 12; North Anna River May 23-26. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Old members mustered out June 21, 1864. Consolidated to a Battalion June 26, 1864. Jerusalem Plank Road, Weldon Railroad, June 22-23, 1864. Demonstration north of James River July 27-29. Deep Bottom July 27-28. Demonstration north of James River August 13-20. Strawberry Plains, Deep Bottom, August 14-18. Ream's Station August 25. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. Dabney's Mills, Hatcher's Run, February 5-7, 1865. Watkins' House March 25. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Boydton and White Oak Road March 29-31. Crow's House March 31. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Sailor's Creek April 6. High Bridge and Farmville April 7. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. March to Washington, D.C., May 1-12. Grand Review May 23. Mustered out July 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 95 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 155 Enlisted men by disease. Total 261.

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

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