67th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

Unidentified Comrade 67th OVI
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection

History

This Regiment was organized by consolidating two parts of Regiments, the 45th and 67th, under Colonel Otto Burstenbinder, who was soon succeeded by Colonel Alvin C. Voris. In January, 1862, it took the field under General Lander in West Virginia, and in March moved to the Shenandoah Valley where it endured severe service until the last of June. It was then transferred to the army of the James under McClellan, and shared in the Peninsula campaign. In December it was transferred to North Carolina. In April it operated against Charleston, and joined the assault upon Fort Wagner with heavy loss. The Regiment re-enlisted in February, 1864, and went to Ohio. It returned to General Butler's army in May, and on the 10th successfully resisted a heavy assault of the enemy between Richmond and Petersburg, losing seventy-six officers and men. On the 20th it charged the Rebels, recapturing a portion of the lines, with a loss of sixty men, and again in August captured the Rebel works at Deep River, with heavy loss. In October it engaged the enemy almost continously, and in the spring of 1865 assaulted Petersburg; following the beaten Rebels to Appomattox and was present at the final surrender. The Regiment continued in service until December 12, 1865, when it was mustered out.

From Dyer's Compendium

67th Regiment Infantry. Organized in Ohio at large October, 1861, to January, 1862. Left State for West Virginia January 19, 1862. Attached to 1st Brigade, Landers' Division, Army of the Potomac, to March, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields' 2nd Division, Banks' 5th Army Corps, and Dept. of the Shenandoah, to May, 1862. 1st Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock May, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Shields' Division, Dept. of the Rappahannock, to July, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to September, 1862. Ferry's Brigade, Division at Suffolk, Va., 7th Army Corps, Dept. of Virginia, to January, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept of North Carolina, to February, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 18th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to April, 1863. U.S. Forces, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, Dept. of the South, to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, Folly Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, July, 1863. 2nd Brigade, Morris Island, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to October, 1863. Howell's Brigade, Gordon's Division, Folly Island, S. C., 10th Army Corps, to December, 1863. District Hilton Head, S.C., 10th Army Corps, to April, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 10th Army Corps, Army of the James, Dept. of Virginia and North Carolina, to December, 1864. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 24th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Virginia to December, 1865.
SERVICE.--Duty at Paw Paw Tunnel and Great Cacapon Creek till March 10, 1862. Advance on Winchester, Va., March 10-15. Reconnoissance to Strasburg March 18-21. Battle of Winchester March 22-23. Strasburg March 27. Woodstock April 1. Edenburg April 2. March to Fredericksburg, Va., May 12-21, thence to Front Royal May 25-30. Battle of Port Republic June 9 (cover retreat). Ordered to the Virginia Peninsula June 29. Harrison's Landing July 3-4. Westover July 3. At Harrison's Landing till August 16. Movement to Fortress Monroe August 16-23, thence moved to Suffolk, Va., and duty there till December 31. Moved to Norfolk, Va., December 31, thence to Beaufort and New Berne, N. C., January 4, 1863. Moved to Port Royal, S.C., January 25. At Hilton Head February 9, and at St. Helena Island, S.C., till April. Occupation of Folly Island, S.C., April 3-July 10. Attack on Morris Island July 10. Assaults on Fort Wagner, Morris Island, S.C., July 11 and 18. Siege of Fort Wagner, Morris Island, and operations against Fort Sumpter and Charleston July 18-September 7. Capture of Forts Wagner and Gregg, Morris Island, September 7. Operations against Charleston till October 31. Moved to Hilton Head, S.C., and duty there till April, 1864. Regiment reenlisted January, 1864. Whitmarsh Island, Ga., February 22. Moved to Yorktown, Va., April. Butler's operations on south side of the James River and against Petersburg and Richmond May 4-28. Occupation of Bermuda Hundred and City Point, Va., May 5. Ware Bottom Church May 9. Swift Creek May 9-10. Operations against Fort Darling May 12-16. Battle of Drury's Bluff May 14-16. Bermuda Hundred front May 17-30. Ware Bottom Church May 20. Petersburg June 9. Port Walthal and on the Bermuda Hundred front June 16-17. Siege operations against Petersburg and Richmond June 16, 1864, to April 2, 1865. Wier Bottom Church June 20, 1864. Demonstration north of the James at Deep Bottom August 13-20. Strawberry Plains August 14-18. New Market Heights, Chaffin's Farm, September 29-October 2. Darbytown Road October 7 and 13. Fair Oaks October 27-28. Duty in trenches north of James before Richmond till March, 1865. Moved to Hatcher's Run March 27-28. Appomattox Campaign March 28-April 9. Fall of Petersburg April 2. Pursuit of Lee April 3-9. Rice's Station April 6. Appomattox Court House April 9. Surrender of Lee and his army. Garrison and guard duty in District of South Anna, Dept. of Virginia, till December. Mustered out December 12, 1865. Regiment lost during service 11 Officers and 131 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 150 Enlisted men by disease. Total 293.

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

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