68th 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
- Andrew Altman Papers 1861-1937. Andrew Altman Co. D. 68th OVI. Civil War correspondence, both originals and transcripts, of a private serving in Co.D, 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry between 1861 and 1865. 2 boxes (.5 linear ft.) Call# Archives MS707. Center for Archival Collections. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green. Ohio
- Gillis Family Papers 1780-1988. Family from Spring Lake, Williams County, Ohio. James and Simeon served with the 68th O.V.I. during the Civil War, during which James was killed; Simeon went on after the War to become the editor of the Bryan Press, in Bryan, Ohio. Civil War diaries from 1862 and 1863 of James and Simeon Gillis while serving with the 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, along with post-war reunion material, correspondence, and genealogical information. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. Call# Archives MS746mf LIB USE ONLY. Center for Archival Collections. Bowling Green State University. Bowling Green. Ohio
- Soldiers Letters From Camp, Battle-Field and Prison. Edited by Lydia Minturn Post. Published for the US Sanitary Commission. Bunce & Huntington Publishers. 540 Broadway. New York. 1865. Contains a letter written by W.R. Snook. 68th OVI. Thanks to Larry Strayer for this source.
Ltr. CCXVII Near Atlanta Georgia. 1864. pgs 458-460
- The National Tribune. On the Hatchie. How Gen. Ord Struck the Adjutant. L.W. Richardson. March 25, 1886. (10/62)
- "Untitled history of Company C". Patrick H. Mooney. pgs. 25-26. Historical Atlas of Paulding County, Ohio. The Western Publishing Company. Madison. Wisconsin. 1892
- The National Tribune. Grab a Root. Simeon Gillis. December 31, 1896
- The National Tribune. Sounding the Alarm: The 68th Ohio's Trying Time at the Battle of Atlanta. Myron B. Loop. December 1, 1898
- The National Tribune. Champion Hills. Myron B. Loop. December 29, 1898
- The National Tribune. Did Try it Anyhow. How Co. B, 68th Ohio, Lost the Honor of Capturing Fort Donelson. Myron B. Loop. February 16, 1899
- The National Tribune. Some Meditations. L.W. Richardson. September 13, 1900
- The National Tribune. Campaigning with Buckeyes. Ten Thousand Miles with the 68th Ohio. M.B. Loop. September 27, 1900, October 4-25, 1900, November 1-29, 1900, December 13, 1900
- The National Tribune. Rounding up the Confederacy: Veteran Campaigns of the 68th Ohio, under Billy Sherman. Myron B. Loop. May 9, 1901
- The National Tribune. Rounding up the Confederacy: Veteran Campaigns of the 68th Ohio. Myron B. Loop. May 16-30, 1901, June 6-27, 1901, July 4-11, 1901
- The National Tribune. The First Gun at Shiloh. Simeon Gillis. August 15, 1901
- The National Tribune. The First Gun at Shiloh. Myron B. Loop. August 29, 1901
- The National Tribune. In Front of Atlanta. John Harker. November 30, 1905
- The National Tribune. The Affair at Fort Hill. Myron B. Loop. April 14, 1910
- The National Tribune. The 68th Ohio at Atlanta. L.W. Richardson. July 28, 1910
- The National Tribune. He Knew Lincoln. L.W. Richardson. August 4, 1910
- The National Tribune. Cahaba Prison. Joseph L. Lewis. September 24, 1914
- The National Tribune. That Good Old Hard-Tack. Walter Osgood. July 12, 1923
- Thirteen Months at Andersonville Prison and What I Saw There, a Paper Delivered Before the N.L. Association, Napoleon, Ohio, April 24, 1869. Charles E. Reynolds. pgs. 94-113. Northwest Ohio Quarterly. Volume 27. 1955
- A Farm Boy and the 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1865. Arthur Raymond Mead. 31 pgs. Gainesville. Florida. 1966. Call# 973.7471 J68m. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Jacob Bruner's War. Stephen Gutgesell. page 22. Ohio Historical Society Preview. Spring. 1992
- Losses of the 68th OVI, Toledo Commercial, August 2, 1864. OGS Editors. pg. 132. The Tracer, The Ohio Genealogical Society. Volume 35. Number 3. 1995
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 68th OVI Monument. Vicksburg National Military Park. 3201 Clay Street. Vicksburg. MS. 39180. 1998
- The Long Road Home: Ten Thousand Miles Through the Confederacy with the 68th Ohio. By Myron B. Loop. Edited by Richard A. Baumgartner. 240 pgs. Hardcover with dust jacket, 22 photos, notes, bibliography & index. Blue Acorn Press. Huntington. WV. 2006
Pvt. John H. Clippinger Co K 68th OVI
Killed in Action June 15 1864 at Big Shanty Ga.
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized in November, 1861, under Colonel Samuel Steedman, it moved from camp February 7, 1862. The Regiment arrived at Fort Donelson on the 14th and took part in the battle at that place. In March it moved to Pittsburg Landing and guarded supply trains during the battle. It took active part in the siege of Corinth, and after the evacuation moved to Bolivar, Tenn. The Regiment participated in the battles of Iuka and Matamora, and joined Grant's Mississippi campaign. In the spring of 1863 it operated with Grant about Vicksburg, and members of the Regiment passed the batteries at Vicksburg on transports. In May it marched to the rear of Vicksburg, and was engaged at Raymond, Champion Hills, and during the siege. It moved upon Jackson and returned again to Vicksburg, with many prisoners. In February, 1864, it joined the Meridian raid and on its return went to Ohio on veteran furlough. It joined Sherman's Atlanta campaign in June and participated in the battles about Atlanta until the close. It followed Hood north and again turned southward and marched to Savannah, then followed Sherman through the Carolinas and onward to Richmond and Washington. It was mustered out at Louisville July 10, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium68th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Latta, Napoleon, October to December, 1861. Moved to Camp Chase, Ohio, January 21, 1862, thence ordered to Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 7, Attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Military District of Cairo, February, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to May, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1863. Unattached, District of Jackson, Tenn., to November, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, Right Wing 13th Army Corps, Dept. of the Tennessee, to December, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Investment and capture of Fort Donelson, Tenn., February 12-16, 1862. Expedition toward Purdy and operations about Crump's Landing March 9-14. Battle of Shiloh April 6-7. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. March to Purdy, thence to Bolivar, and duty there till September. March to Iuka, Miss., September 1-19. Battle of the Hatchie or Metamora October 5. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign, operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad, November 2, 1862, to January 10, 1863. Reconnoissance from LaGrange November 8-9, 1862. Moved to Memphis, Tenn., January 20, 1863, thence to Lake Providence, La., February 22. Moved to Milliken's Bend April 10. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Port Gibson May 1. Forty Hills and Hankinson's Ferry May 3-4. Battle of Raymond May 12. Jackson May 14. Battle of Champion's Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg May 18-July 4. Surrender of Vicksburg July 4, and duty there till February, 1864. Expedition to Monroe, La., August 20-September 2, 1863. Expedition to Canton October 14-20. Bogue Chitto Creek October 17. Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2, 1864. Morton February 10. Veterans absent on furlough February 20-May 8. Moved to Cairo, Ill., May 7-8, thence to Clifton, Tenn., and march via Pulaski, Huntsville and Decatur, Ala., to Rome and Ackworth, Ga., May 12-June 9. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June-9-September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creak July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. 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. Jonesboro September 5. Operations in North Georgia and North Alabama against Hood September 29-November 3. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Pocotaligo, S.C., January 14. Salkehatchie Swamps February 2-5. Barker's Mills, Whippy Swamp, February 2. Binnaker's Bridge, South Edisto River, February 9. Orangeburg, North Edisto River, February 12-13. Columbia February 16-17. Battle of Bentonville, N. C., March 20-21. 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 1, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 10, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 48 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 249 Enlisted men by disease. Total 300.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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