41st 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 Narrative of Military Service. William B. Hazen. Ticknor and Company. Boston 1885. Hazen was the first Colonel of the 41st Ohio.
Reprint: A Narrative of Military Service. William B. Hazen. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 1993
- National Tribune. Sherman's Inaction. Aquila Wiley. 41st O.V.I. April 16, 1891
- The Forty-First Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865. Robert L. Kimberly and Ephraim S. Holloway. 294 pgs. W.R. Smellie, Printer and Publisher. Cleveland. Ohio. 1897
Reprint: History of the 41st Ohio Veteran Vol. Infantry By Robert L. Kimberly & Ephraim S. Holloway. 330 total pages. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. West Virginia. 1999
- The Surgeon and the Hospital in the Civil War. Albert G. Hart. Surgeon. 41st O.V.I. Papers of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts. Vol. XIII. 1902
- National Tribune. Capturing Brown's Ferry. Robert A. Gault. Co. D. 41st O.V.I. November 18, 1915
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- East vs. West. Excerpt from "The Forty-first Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry In The War Of The Rebellion 1861-1865" by Robert L. Kimberly and Ephraim S. Holloway, 1897. Published on the web by Larry Stevens. 1995
- The 41st Ohio Infantry, an example of the regimental histories found in Ohio in the War. Her Statesmen, Generals and Soldiers. Volume II. by Whitelaw Reid. WWW format by the 41st OVI Reenactment Unit. Kent. Ohio. Transcribed and published by Daniel McClory. Kent. Ohio. 1998
- Emerson Opdycke Papers. Emerson Opdycke. 1830-1884. 41st and 125th OVI. Papers from 1861-1913. 2 cubic ft. Call# MSS554. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Ephraim S. Holloway Papers 1861-1865. Ephraim S. Holloway. 41st OVI. 200 items. Correspondence of Holloway relating his war experiences in Tennessee and Georgia plus a 1865 diary. Call# MSS 48. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- To Battle for God and the Right: The Civil War Letterbooks of Emerson Opdycke. Emerson Opdycke Lt. 41st OVI and Colonel 125th OVI. Edited by Glenn V. Longacre and John E. Haas. Foreword by Peter Cozzens. 352 pages. Hardbound. University of Illinois Press. Champaign. IL. 2002
Col. Wm. Babcock Hazen
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryColonel Hazen, a Regular Army officer, organized this Regiment at Cleveland, in the fall of 1861, and saw its first service at Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh), losing severely. After the siege of Corinth it rested at Athens, Alabama. Moving with Buell's army, to Louisville and returning to Murfreesboro, the Regiment lost about 73 of its force. At Chickamauga it again lost heavily, and was complimented by Thomas at Mission Ridge. The Regiment returned from Veteran furlough to perform well its part in the Atlanta campaign, losing more or less heavily in the various encounters. Returning from there it did good service with Thomas at Nashville, and finally rested at Huntsville, Alabama, after the pursuit of Hood. In June, 1865, the Regiment was ordered to Texas, and mustered out at San Antonio in November.
From Dyer's Compendium41st Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Wood, Cleveland, Ohio, August 26 to October 29, 1861. Mustered in October 31, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison, Ohio, November 6, thence to Gallipolis, Ohio, November 16, thence to Louisville, Ky. Duty at Camp Wickliffe, Ky., till February, 1862. Attached to 15th Brigade, Army of the Ohio, December, 1861, to January, 1862. 15th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1862. 19th Brigade, 4th Division, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 19th Brigade, 4th Division, 2nd Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, Left Wing 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.
SERVICE.--Advance on Nashville, Tenn., February 14-25, 1862. Occupation of Nashville February 25 to March 18. March to Savannah, Tenn., March 18-April 6. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. March to Athens, Ala., and duty there till July 17, and at Murfreesboro till August 17. March to Louisville, Ky., in pursuit of Bragg August 17-September 26. Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-22. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Danville October 11. Rockcastle River October 18. Nelson's Cross Roads October 18. Pittman's Cross Roads October 19. March to Nashville, Tenn., October 23-November 6, and duty there till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Woodbury January 24. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Expedition from Readyville to Woodbury April 2. Snow Hill, Woodbury, April 3. Middle Tennessee (or Tullahoma) Campaign June 22-July 7. Liberty Gap June 22-23. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Lee and Gordon's Mills September 11-13. Battle of Chickamauga, Ga., September 19-20. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 8. Operations in East Tennessee till April, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge and Dalton, Ga., May 8-13. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Adairsville May 17. Near Kingston May 18-19. Near Cassville May 19 and May 24. 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 10-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Pace's Ferry July 5. 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. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Nashville till June. Moved to New Orleans, La., June 16; thence to Texas. Duty at San Antonio till November. Mustered out November 27, 1865. Regiment lost during service 8 Officers and 168 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 153 Enlisted men by disease. Total 330.
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