71st 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
- Battle of Pittsburg Landing - Volunteers of Ohio: Remarks of Hon. John Sherman, of Ohio, in Senate of the United States, May 9, 1862. John Sherman 1823-1900. 8 pgs. Scammell & Co Printers. Washington. 1862. Call# 973.7326 Sh55b. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Testimony Submitted to the President of the United States by Rodney Mason, Late Colonel of 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, With His Application for the Appointment of a Court of Inquiry or Court Martial to Investigate Charges Against Him. Rodney Mason. Colonel 71st OVI. 30 pgs. Title page missing. NP. Springfield. Ohio. 1862. Call# General 973.732 M381t. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Descriptive roll of the 71st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863. Ohio Adjutant General's Dept. Call# State Archives Series 1401. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- James J. Garver Recollections 1861-1865. Corporal James J. Garver. Co I. 71st OVI. Includes an album. Call# GarverColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Sarah J. Green Papers. Letters, 1863-1864, to Sarah J. Green, Montezuma, O., from her husband, Sgt. Thomas Green, Co. I, 156th O.V.I., and her brothers, Isaac W. Preston, 5th Ind. Battery O.V.L.A., and William Preston, Co. A, 71st O.V.I. 21 items. Call# VFM 1451. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Sixth Annual Reunion of the Seventy first Ohio Veteran Volunteer Infantry, Held at Celina, Ohio, August 29, 1873. 8 pgs. NP. NP. Reportedly located at the Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- The McConnell Letters. Robert McConnell. Pvt. Co B. 71st OVI. Compiled by Ronald E. Toops. 70 pgs. NP. 1975? Call# E525.5 71st .M32. Dunbar Arch/Spc. Wright State University. Dayton. Ohio
- Fields Without Honor: Two Affairs in Tennessee. Noah A. Trudeau. CWTI. 32. July-August 1991. pp. 42-49. Per. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. Pa.
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- Major James William Carlin 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Web page by Gary Price. Letters and War Story of Major James William Carlin. 1998
- Redemption: The 71st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War. Martin Stewart. 356 pgs. Martin Stewart. Troy. Ohio. Prepress services Cam-Tech Publishing. Fletcher. Ohio. 2010
HistoryThis Regiment was organized in February, 1862, under Colonel Rodney Mason, who was succeeded by Colonel H.K. McConnel. It soon took the field in Kentucky under Sherman, and after a demonstration on Columbus it moved up the Tennessee River to Pittsburg Landing, and participated in the battle of Shiloh both days, sustaining a loss of 130 men. During the summer of 1862 it performed garrison duty on the Cumberland River, and in August was obliged to surrender to an overwhelming force at Clarksburg Tennessee. After its exchange it garrisoned the railroads in Tennessee until the battle of Nashville, where it was actively engaged with severe loss. At the close of the war it was ordered to Texas, where it served until mustered out in January, 1866.
From Dyer's Compendium71st Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Todd, Troy, Ohio, September, 1861, to January, 1862. Mustered in February 1, 1862. Ordered to Paducah, Ky., February 10. Attached to District of Paducah, Ky., to March, 1862. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, to April, 1862. Garrison at Fort Donelson, Tenn., to June, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Reserve Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to September, 1863. Post of Gallatin, Tenn., Dept. of the to April, 1864. Unassigned, 4th Division, 20th Army Corps, Dept. of the Cumberland, to August, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 4th Army Corps, to August, 1865. Dept. of Texas to November, 1865.
SERVICE.--Reconnoissance toward Columbus, Ky., February 25-March 3, 1862. Action at and occupation of Columbus March 3. Moved from Paducah, Ky., to Savannah, Tenn., March 6-10. Expedition to Yellow Creek, Miss., and occupation of Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., March 14-17. Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7. Ordered to Fort Donelson, Tenn., April 16. Garrison duty at Fort Donelson and Clarksville, Tenn., and operations in Northern and Middle Tennessee till August. Action at Clarksville August 18. Post surrendered by Col. Mason. Fort Donelson August 25 (Cos. "A," "B," "G" and "H"). Cumberland Iron Works August 26 (Cos. "A," "B," "G" and "H"). Expedition to Clarksville September 5-10. Pickett's Hill, Clarksville, September 7. Garrison duty at Forts Donelson and Henry, Tenn., till August, 1863. Guard duty along Louisville & Nashville Railroad (Headquarters at Gallatin, Tenn.) till July, 1864. Expedition from Gallatin to Carthage October 10-14, 1863 (Detachment). Near Hartsville October 10 (Detachment). Expedition from Gallatin to Cumberland Mountains January 28-February 8. Winchester May l0 (Detachment). Relieved from garrison duty July, 1864, and ordered to join Sherman's Army before Atlanta, Ga. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign July 31-September 8. Siege of Atlanta July 31-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama September 29-November 3. At Athens, Ga., October 31-November 23. March to Columbia, Tenn., November 23-24. Nashville Campaign November-December. Columbia, Duck River, November 24-27. Battle of Franklin November 30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Huntsville, Ala., and duty there till March, 1865. Operations in East Tennessee March 15-April 22. Duty at Strawberry Plains and Nashville till June. Ordered to New Orleans, La., June 16, thence moved to Texas. Duty at San Antonio till November. Mustered out November 30, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 66 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 132 Enlisted men by disease. Total 206.
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