43rd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

John Everhart Co. K
Courtesy of Marcus McLemore


The organization of this Regiment was effected in February, 1862, under Lieutenant Colonel Wager Swayne and Colonel Kirby Smith. The early spring found it at New Madrid Missouri, in the Army of the Mississippi, losing severely in killed and wounded. It saw severe fighting in Rosecrans campaign against Price and Van Dorn, losing its Colonel, Kirby Smith, at the battle of Corinth. The Regiment enlisted as veterans unanimously, and returning to the field, followed the fortunes of the Ohio Brigade under Fuller, in the Atlanta campaign, and did creditable service in that of Savannah and the Carolinas following. It was mustered out at Louisville, in July, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

43rd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Mount Vernon, Ohio, September 28, 1861, to February 1, 1862. Left State for Commerce, Mo., February 21, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Army of Mississippi, to April, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Army of Mississippi, to November, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, Left Wing 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 1st Brigade, 8th Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1863. 4th Brigade, District of Corinth, Miss., 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to May, 1863. 3rd Brigade, District of Memphis, Tenn., 5th Division, 16th Army Corps, to November, 1863. Fuller's Brigade, 2nd Division, 16th Army Corps, to March, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 4th Division, 16th Army Corps, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Siege operations against New Madrid, Mo., March 3-14, 1862. Siege and capture of Island No. 10, Mississippi River, and capture of McCall's forces at Tiptonville, Mo., March 15-April 8. Expedition to Fort Pillow, Tenn., April 13-17. Moved to Hamburg Landing, Tenn., April 18-22. Action at Monterey April 29. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Reconnoissance toward Corinth May 8. Occupation of Corinth and pursuit to Booneville May 30-June 12. Duty at Clear Creek till August 20, and at Bear Creek till September 11. Battle of Iuka Miss., September 19. Battle of Corinth October 3-4. Pursuit to Ripley October 5-12. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign November 2, 1862, to January 12, 1863. Duty at Corinth till April, 1863. Dodge's Expedition to Northern Alabama April 15-May 8. Rock Cut, near Tuscumbia, April 22. Tuscumbia April 23. Town Creek April 28. Duty at Memphis, Tenn., till October, and at Prospect, Tenn., till February, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1 to September, 1864. Demonstrations on Resaca May 8-13. Sugar Valley, near Resaca, May 9. 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 6-17. Battle of Atlanta July 22. 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. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Reconnoissance to the Salkehatchie River, S. C., January 20. Skirmishes at Rivers and Broxton Bridges, Salkehatchie River, February 2. Actions at Rivers Bridge, Salkehatchie River, February 3. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Juniper Creek, near Cheraw, March 3. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 19-20. 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 30. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June. Mustered out July 13, 1865. Regiment lost during service 4 Officers and 61 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 189 Enlisted men by disease. Total 256.

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