74th Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit

2nd Lt. Robert Hunter
Co D 74th OVI
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History

Organized February, 1862, under Colonel Granville Moody, it entered the field in April. The Regiment served near Nashville until the battle of Stone River, where it was actively engaged, sustaining a loss of over 100 men. It moved to Chattanooga in June, 1863, and participated at Chickamauga in September. It also took part in the assaults upon Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge in November. In January, 1864, the men re-enlisted and went to Ohio on veteran furlough. In May, it joined Sherman's victorious advance upon Atlanta, and fought at Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Kenesaw, Atlanta and Jonesboro. It then followed Hood northward, returned to Atlanta and marched to Savannah and through the Carolinas. After Johnston's surrender it entered the race to Richmond and was the third Regiment to stack arms upon the banks of the James, having averaged 32 miles per day on the march. It participated in the Grand Review at Washington and moved to Louisville, where it was mustered out July 10, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

74th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Xenia, Ohio, October 5, 1861, to March 27, 1862. Ordered to Camp Chase, Ohio, February 24, 1862, and duty there till April 20. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., April 20-24. Attached to Dumont's Independent Brigade, Army of the Ohio, to June, 1862. Unattached, Army of the Ohio, to September, 1862. 7th Brigade, 8th Division, Army of the Ohio, to November, 1862. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, Center 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to January, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to June, 1865. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Dumont's Expedition over the Cumberland Mountains, Tenn., June, 1862. Guard duty along railroad between Nashville and Columbia, Tenn., till September 3. Siege of Nashville September 12-November 7. Fort Riley near Nashville October 5. Gallatin Pike near Nashville October 20. Duty at Nashville till December 26. Advance on Murfreesboro December 26-30. Battle of Stone's River December 30-31, 1862, and January 1-3, 1863. Duty at Murfreesboro till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Passage of the Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Davis Cross Roads or Dug Gap September 11. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Rossville Gap September 21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Veterans on furlough January 25-April 12. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Mill Springs Gap May 19. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Pickett's Mills May 27. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. 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. Operations against Hood in North Georgia and North Alabama 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. Taylor's Hole Creek, Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. 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, and duty there till July. Mustered out July 11, 1865. Regiment lost during service 2 Officers and 51 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 105 Enlisted men by disease. Total 164.

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