5th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

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Colonel John H. Patrick
Killed May 25, 1864 at Dallas Georgia
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History

Organized at Cincinnati, April 20th, 1861, for three months service and June 20th, 1861, for three years, under Colonel Samuel H. Dunning. It served in West Virginia and afterward in the Shenandoah Valley, where at the Battle of Winchester, March 23d, 1862 it lost heavily. At Port Republic, on the 9th of June, the Regiment met with a sad disaster in the loss of 244 killed, wounded and prisoners. It participated in the sanguinary battles under Pope near Washington, under Hooker at Chancellorsville, under Meade at Gettysburg, under Hooker at Lookout Mountain, and with Sherman's Atlanta campaign and march to the Sea, to the end of the war. It took part in 28 battles and sustained a loss of 500 men killed, wounded and prisoners.

From Dyer's Compendium

5th Regiment Infantry (3 Months). Organized at Camp Harrison, near Cincinnati, Ohio, April 20, 1861. Mustered in May 8, 1861. Moved to Camp Dennison May 23, and duty there till June 20, 1861. Reorganized for three years' service at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 20, 1861. Three months men mustered out July 24, 1861.

5th Regiment Infantry (3 Years). Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, June 20, 1861. Left State for West Virginia July 10, 1861, and duty at Grafton, Clarksburg, Oakland and Parkersburg, W. Va., till August 5. Attached to Kelly's Command, West Virginia, to January, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Lauders' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah to May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to June, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 2nd Corps, Pope's Army of Virginia, to August, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 2nd Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Georgia, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Buckhannon, W. Va., till November 3, 1861. Action at French Creek November 3 (Cos. "A," "B" and "C"). Picket duty near Romney till January, 1862. Action near Romney December 8, 1861. Expedition to Blue's Gap January 6-7, 1862. Blue's Gap January 7 At Paw Paw Tunnel till March. Advance on Winchester March 7-15. Reconnoissance to Strasburg March 18-21. Battle of Winchester March 22-23. Strasburg and Staunton Road April 1-2. Mt. Jackson April 16. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, and return to Front Royal May 25-30. Battle of Port Republic June 9. Battles of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Guard trains during the Battles of Bull Run August 28-30. Maryland Campaign September 6-22. Battle of Antietam, Md., September 16-17. Moved to Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September 22, and duty at Bolivar Heights till December. Reconnoissance to Rippen, W. Va., November 9. Reconnoissance to Winchester December 2-6. March to Stafford Court House, Va., December 10-14, and duty there till January 20, 1863. Dumfries, Va., December 27, 1862. "Mud March" January 20-24, 1863. At Stafford Court House till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Duty at New York during draft disturbances August 15-September 8. Moved to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Lookout Mountain November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Ringgold Gap, Taylor's Ridge, November 27. Scout to Caperton's Ferry March 31-April 2, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station or Smyrna Camp Ground July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. North Edisto River February 12-13. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., 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 29-May 20. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June 6. Mustered out July 26, 1865. Regiment lost during service 9 Officers and 137 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 55 Enlisted men by disease. Total 203.

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

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