82nd Ohio Infantry

compiled by Larry Stevens

References for this Unit


Captain John Campbell
Co. C. 82nd OVI
Wounded in Battle of Groveton Virginia
Courtesy of and Copyright © Brad Pruden Collection

History

Organized December 31, 1861, under Colonel James Cantwell, it moved into West Virginia in January, 1862, and soon moved further east and operated against Stonewall Jackson at Cross Keys and Cedar Mountain. In August the Regiment was actively engaged in the second Bull Run battle, where Colonel Cantwell was killed. Colonel James S. Robinson then assumed command. The Regiment operated in the movements of the Eleventh Corps, and in April, 1863, participated in the battle of Chancellorsville with severe loss. In July it fought at Gettysburg and so severe was its loss that only 92 men survived. This little band brought off the colors safely. In September the Regiment with the Eleventh Corps was transferred to the Western Army, and assaulted Lookout Mountain and Mission Ridge. It marched to the relief of Knoxville, returned to Chattanooga, and in the spring of 1864 entered the Atlanta campaign, fighting with conspicuous gallantry through to the end. It moved with the 20th Corps to the sea, and through the Carolinas, on to Richmond and Washington, passed in review and then proceeded to Louisville. It was mustered out July 29, 1865.

From Dyer's Compendium

82nd Regiment Infantry. Organized at Kenton, Ohio, October to December, 1861. Mustered in December 31, 1861. Left State for Grafton, W. Va., January 25, 1862. Attached to District of Cumberland, Md., Dept. of Western Virginia, to March, 1862. Cumberland, Md., Dept. of the Mountains, to April, 1862. Schenck's Brigade, Dept. of the Mountains, to June, 1862. Milroy's Independent Brigade, let Army Corps, Army of Virginia, to September, 1862. Headquarters 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to December, 1862. Headquarters 11th Army Corps to May, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, to July, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to July, 1865.
SERVICE.--Expedition to Lost River Region, W. Va., April 1-12, 1862. Battle of McDowell May 8. Franklin May 10-12. Operations in the Shenandoah Valley May to August. Battle of Cross Keys June 8. Battle of Cedar Mountain August 9. Pope's Campaign in Northern Virginia August 16-September 2. Fords of the Rappahannock August 21-23. Freeman's Ford August 22. Waterloo Bridge August 23-25. Battles of Groveton August 29, and Bull Run August 30. Duty in the Defences of Washington, D.C., till November. Detached at Headquarters 3rd Division and 11th Corps Headquarters as provost guard till May, 1863. Movement to Gainesville November 1-9, 1862, thence to Centreville November 18, and to Falmouth, Va., December 9-16. At Stafford Court House till January 20, 1863. "Mud March" January 20-24. At Stafford Court House till April 27. Chancellorsville Campaign April 27-May 6. Battle of Chancellorsville May 1-5. Gettysburg (Pa.) Campaign June 11-July 24. Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1-3. Pursuit of Lee to Manassas Gap, Va., July 5-24. Guard duty along Orange & Alexandria Railroad till September. Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 24-October 3. Duty at Bridgeport and in Lookout Valley till November. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Battle of Wauhatchie, Tenn., October 28-29. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. Chickamauga Station November 26. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Regiment reenlisted January 1, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8, 1864. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Operations on line of Pumpkin Vine Creek and battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 25-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgatha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw Mountain 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. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition from Atlanta to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. 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 19. Grand Review May 24. Moved to Louisville, Ky., June, and mustered out July 29, 1865. Regiment lost during service 16 Officers and 122 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 1 Officer and 118 Enlisted men by disease. Total 257.

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