50th 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
- National Tribune. Another Account of the Battle of Franklin. John L. Walker. October 11, 1883
- National Tribune. Franklin. J.B. Lindsey. August 18, 1887
- National Tribune. Franklin. J.H. Taggart. September 8, 1887
- National Tribune. Battle of Perryville. Samuel K. Crawford. February 2, 1893
- National Tribune. Rear of Perryville. Surgeon Crawford, 50th Ohio, Tells More Experiences Under the Hospital Flag. S.K. Crawford. June 8, 1893
- National Tribune. Lost by an Error. The 50th Ohio Kept the Enemy from Their Front, but was not Responsible for the Gap at Franklin. J.F. Emert. December 13, 1894
- National Tribune. A Little Extra Duty. Sunday at Gen. Lew Wallace's Headquarters. T.J. Williams. April 16, 1896
- National Tribune. In Dreaded Cahaba. Erastus Winters. October 20, 1898
- In the 50th Ohio Serving Uncle Sam: Memoirs of One Who Wore the Blue. Erastus Winters. 188 pgs. Hardcover. Privately Printed. East Walnut Hills. Ohio. 1905
Reprint: In the 50th Ohio Serving Uncle Sam: Memoirs of One Who Wore the Blue. Erastus Winters. Privately Printed. East Walnut Hills. Ohio. 1905. Reprinted NA. NP. ND. 188 pgs. Softcover
- National Tribune. Opposing Hood's Advance in Tennessee. E. Winters. October 7, 1926
- National Tribune. A 50th Ohio Comrade at Franklin. E. Winters. November 18, 1926
- National Tribune. Getting Caught Meant Many Hardships. E. Winters. May 19, 1927. Cahaba Prison Camp
- National Tribune. A Prisoner on the Ill-Fated Sultana. E. Winters. November 15, 1928. Cahaba Prison Camp
- National Tribune. Making Soldiers Out of Raw Material. December 20, 1928. Co. K
- My Experiences During the Civil War. By Major Thomas C. Thoburn. 50th Ohio Infantry. Compiled & edited by Lyle Thoburn. Cleveland. 1963
- Through One Man's Eyes. The Civil War Experiences of a Belmont County Volunteer. Letters by James Galbreath Theaker. 50th Ohio Infantry. Annotated by Paul Rieger. Sylvania. Ohio. 177 pgs. Printing Arts Press Inc. Mt. Vernon. Ohio. 1974
- James Theaker Joins the Army: The Civil War Letters of a Belmont County Volunteer. Paul E. Rieger and David E. Roth. Blue & Gray Magazine 2. Feb-Mar 1985. pp. 38-47. 9 photocopied pages. Per. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- Letters Home: The Personal Side of the American Civil War by Jacob Early. Jacob Early 50th and 99th OVI. Compiled & edited by Robert A. Driver & Gloria S. Driver. 106 pgs. Published by the Authors. Roseburg. OR. 1993. Call# E525.5 99th .E24 1992. Library of Congress. Washington. DC
- Charles T. Kruse Letters. Charles T. Kruse. Co G. 50th OVI. Manuscript typescript letters to family members, August 24, 1862 - May 26, 1865. 123 items 237 leaves. Captured at Franklin, Tennessee, in December 1864, he survived Andersonville only to perish in the Sultana disaster. Call# Case MS 10003. Newberry Library. Chicago. Illinois
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Recruiting Irishmen For the 50th John Crooke Edmondson, 61st OVI, Champaign County, Ohio. Submitted by Margaret Van Ness Nelson. pgs 24-38. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. Volume VI. Issue 1. 2002. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio. 2002
- Army Life and Experiences of Lt. Col. Hamilton Sawyer Gillespie, 50th Ohio. Submitted by Michael Gillespie. pgs 79-92. Ohio Civil War Genealogy Journal. Volume IX. Issue 2. Ohio Genealogical Society. Mansfield. Ohio. 2005
Nathan S. Dunn
Courtesy of and Copyright © Alan Hoeweler Collection
HistoryThis Regiment was organized August 27, 1862, under Colonel J.R. Taylor, who soon resigned and was succeeded by Colonel S.A. Strickland. The Regiment went to Kentucky in September and was assigned to McCook's corps. It engaged in the battle of Perryville, with a loss of 165 killed and wounded, and performed garrison duty in Kentucky and Tennessee until January 1, 1864, when it marched to Knoxville, experiencing severe hardships. In May it joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign, taking part in all the battles, and moved after Hood into Tennessee, participating in the battles of Franklin and Nashville. After the pursuit of Hood it was transferred to North Carolina and was mustered out at Salisbury, June 26, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium50th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in August 27, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., September 1. Defence of Cincinnati, Ohio, against Kirby Smith's threatened attack. Moved to Louisville, Ky., September 20. Attached to 34th Brigade, 10th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 34th Brigade, 10th Division, 1st Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. District of West Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to May, 1863. Unattached, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Dept. of the Ohio, to August, 1863. Unattached, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to September, 1863. District of South Central Kentucky, 1st Division, 23rd Army Corps, to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 23rd Army Corps, to June, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 23rd Army Corps, Army of the Ohio, to February, 1865, and Dept. of North Carolina to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15. Battle of Perryville, Ky., October 8. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., and duty there till February, 1863. At Muldraugh's Hill, Ky., building fortifications and bridges over Sulphur and Rolling Forks of Green River till September. Also built Forts Boyle, Sands and McAllister. Ordered to Nashville, Tenn., September 18; thence to Gallatin, Tenn., and to Glasgow, Ky., and to Knoxville, Tenn., December 25. March across mountains to Jacksboro December 26, 1863, to January 7, 1864. Duty there till February 22. At Knoxville and Loudoun till May. Moved to Cleveland, Tenn., thence march to Kingston, Ga., and Join Sherman's army May 23, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 23-September 8. Kingston May 24. 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. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 6-17. Decatur July 19. Howard House, Atlanta, July 20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Utoy Creek August 5-7. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Camp at Decatur till October 4. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 4-26. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Columbia Ford November 28-29. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Clifton, Tenn., and duty there till January 16, 1865. Movement to Washington, D.C., thence to Smithville, N. C., January 16-February 10. Operations against Hoke February 12-14. Fort Anderson February 18-19. Town Creek February 19-20. Capture of Wilmington February 22. Campaign of the Carolinas March 1-April 26. Advance on Goldsboro, N. C., March 6-21. Occupation of Goldsboro and Raleigh. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. Duty at Raleigh till May 5, and Greensboro and Salisbury till June. Mustered out June 26, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 70 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 134 Enlisted men by disease. Total 210.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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