60th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Pvt. Hezekiah Bradds Co. C 60th OVI
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Organized for one years service in the fall of 1861, under Colonel W.H. Trimble, it went to the field in April, 1862, joining Fremont's forces in West Virginia. It afterward operated in the Shenandoah Valley, fighting at Cross Keys and Harper's Ferry. At the latter place it was obliged to surrender to overwhelming numbers. The men were paroled and soon mustered out, but again enlisted in other Regiments. The 60th Ohio again re-organized in the spring of 1864, under Lieutenant Colonel J.N. McElroy, and joined Burnside on the Potomac. It participated in the battles of the Wilderness about Richmond, and the siege of Petersburg. The Regiment was finally mustered out July 25, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

60th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Gallipolis, Ohio, and mustered in February 25, 1862. Moved to New Creek, Va., April 27-30. Served Unattached, Kanawha District, West Virginia, to April, 1862. Cluserett's Advance Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Piatt's Brigade, 1st Division, 1st Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Miles' Command, Harper's Ferry, W. Va., September, 1862.
SERVICE.--Duty at Franklin May 25, 1862. Pursuit of Jackson up the Shenandoah Valley June. Mt. Carmel Road, near Strasburg, June 1. Strasburg and Staunton Road June 1-2. Harrisonburg June 6. Battle of Cross Keys June 9. Moved to Strasburg June 19-22, thence to Middletown June 24, and duty there till July. At Winchester, Va., till September 2. Evacuation of Winchester september 2, and retreat to Harper's Ferry. Defence of Harper's Ferry September 11-15. Bolivar Heights September 14. Surrendered September 15. Paroled as prisoners of war September 16 and sent to Annapolis, Md.; thence to Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill. Mustered out November 10, 1862. Regiment lost during service 1 Officer and 9 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 30 Enlisted men by disease. Total 42.

60th Regiment Infantry Reorganized. Organized at Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio, February to April, 1864. Left State for Alexandria, Va., April 21, 1864. Attached to 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 9th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 9th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Campaign from the Rapidan to the James River, Va., May 3-June 15, 1864. Battles of the Wilderness May 5-7. Spottsylvania May 8-12. Ny River May 10. Spottsylvania Court House May 12-21. Assault on the Salient May 12. North Anna River May 23-26. Ox Ford May 23-24. On line of the Pamunkey May 26-28. Totopotomoy May 28-31. Cold Harbor June 1-12. Bethesda Church June 1-3. Before Petersburg June 16-18. Siege of Petersburg June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Mine Explosion July 30, 1864. Six-Mile House, Weldon Railroad, August 18-21. Poplar Springs Church September 29-October 2. Reconnoissance on Vaughan and Squirrel Level Road October 8. Boydton Plank Road, Hatcher's Run, October 27-28. (Co. "K" organized November and December. 1864); 9th and 10th Independent Companies Sharpshooters as Companies "G" and "H," February 25, 1865.) Fort Stedman March 25, 1865. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Assault on and fall of Petersburg April 2. Occupation of Petersburg April 3. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Surrender of Lee and his army at Appomattox Court House April 9. Moved to Alexandria, Va., April 21-28. Duty there and at Washington, D.C., till July. Grand Review at Washington May 23. Mustered out July 28, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 130 Enlisted men by disease. Total 243.

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

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