89th 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
- National Tribune. Good-bye To Dixie. John F. Hill. Co. K. 89th O.V.I. Escape from Danville Prison. March 29th, 1883, April 5th, April 12th, April 19th, April 26th, May 3rd, May 10th, May 17th, May 24th, May 31st, June 7th.
- National Tribune. Who Was He? John F. Hill. Co. K. 89th O.V.I. Unburied Soldier at Kanawha Falls, West Virginia. May 10, 1883
- National Tribune. What Became of the 89th Ohio's Colors? W.M. Barnes. 89th O.V.I. Chickamauga account. June 14, 1883
- National Tribune. A Biography of Judge Foraker. June 21, 1883
- National Tribune. A Touching Meeting. An Ohio Soldier's Recognition of an Old Enemy at Columbus. W.M. Barnes. 89th O.V.I. August 23, 1883
- Buried With the Honors of War. by Jacob Shively. Co. D. 89th O.V.I. Death and burial of Levi Henness of Co K. 89th OVI in front of Kennesaw Mountain Georgia. pg. 15. August 20 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- My First Experience as Color Sargeant(sic) of the 89th OVI. by Jacob Shively. Co. D. 89th OVI. pg. 209-210. November 19 1887. The Ohio Soldier and National Picket Guard. Chillicothe. Ohio
- The March to the Sea. William C. Johnson. Co. F. 89th Ohio. From: G.A.R. War Papers. Cincinnati. Fred C. Jones Post 401. 1891. pp. 309-336. 15 photocopied pages. E464G72v1. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA.
- National Tribune. Regiments Captured at the Snodgrass House. S.W. Stookey. 89th O.V.I. May 2nd, 1901
- Speech of Captain J.B. Foraker at the First Reunion of the Eighty-Ninth Regiment, O.V.I., Fair Grounds, Hillsboro, Ohio, September 20th, 1869. J.B. Foraker. NP Cincinnati 1910
- National Tribune. Cutting the Macon Road. J.C. Nelson. 89th OVI. January 5th, 1911. Jonesboro
- National Tribune. Between the Lines. I.C. Nelson. 89th OVI. April 25th, 1912. Atlanta
- National Tribune. At Fayetteville, N.C.. I.C. Nelson. 89th OVI. July 11th, 1912
- Notes of a Busy Life. Joseph Benson Foraker. Stewart & Kidd Company. Cincinnati. Ohio. 1916
- National Tribune. Got Floyd's Supper. A.E. Magoffin. September 16th, 1926. Concerns Little Buffalo, W.V.
- National Tribune. Some Incidents in the Life of a Soldier. A.E. Magoffin. June 2nd, 1927
- Joseph Benson Foraker Papers. Joseph B. Foraker. Call# Mss F692. Archives and Manuscript Department. Cincinnati Historical Society Library. Cincinnati Museum Center. 1301 Western Avenue. Cincinnati. Ohio. 45203
- Papers of Caleb Henry Carlton, 1831-1954. Colonel Caleb H. Carlton 89th OVI. 2500 items. 6 containers. 2.5 linear feet. Finding aid available in the Library. Call#s MMC-3123 and OVSD 0114C. Request in: Manuscript Reading Room (Madison, LM101). Library of Congress Manuscript Division. Washington D.C.
- The Journal of Sergt. Wm. J. Kell. editor Watt P. Marchman. CW Hist 3. September 1957. pp. 315-39. 13 photocopied pages. Per. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Jacob Shively Papers. Sgt. Jacob Shively. Co D. 89th OVI. Diary, a muster roll, and letters written to his wife. Ross County Historical Society. 45 West Fifth Street. Chillicothe. Ohio
- Isaac C. Nelson 89th O.V.I. Civil War Correspondence, 1863-1864. John J. Cook Family Papers, 1837-1892. Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center. Spiegel Grove. Fremont. Ohio. 43420
- Isaac Nelson Papers & Diary. Captain Isaac Nelson's misc. papers & photos, 1840-1921 and Diary, 1863-1865. Call# CWTIColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- James Hurst Ogden Letters. James H. Ogden. Co K. 89th OVI. Copies of letters, Dec. 8, 1862, and July 9, 1863. Call# VFM838. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- James Hurst Ogden Letters. James H. Ogden. Co K. 89th OVI. Letters written to brother Edward P. Ogden on March 5, 1863 and May 13, 1863. Call# VFM2644. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- John F. Hill Information. Enlisted man's reminiscences, 1863. Call# CWTIColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- William Kerns Memoir. William Kerns. Co.H. Wartime memoir compiled by grand daughter in 1961. Call# CWMiscColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- Civil War Diary of William Kerns : Company H - 89th Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry. by Florence Wallace Fox. 18 pgs. F.W. Fox. NP. 1961. South Salem Branch Library 37925101799471 973.781 KERN Ohio. This probably the same publication as above.
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- 89th OVI Page. Lee Fenner. 1999
- Colors of the 89th O.V.I. Painting and Original Photo. Fight for the Colors. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio. 2000
- Dear Companion ... Yours untill death Jacob Shively, 89th Regt. O.V.I. The Civil War Letters of Jacob Shively. Transcribed and edited by Patricia Fife Medert. 209 pgs. Ross County Historical Society. Chillicothe. OH. 2001
- Sacrifice at Chickamauga. A History of the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. by Bryan P. Weaver with H. Lee Fenner. MOYWEAVE BOOKS. Palos Verdes Peninsula. California. 2003
- The Civil War Story of Our Ancestor, Private William McDill, in the 89th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment : Death Before Dishonor. Private William McDill 1838-1864. by Bruce W. Cotterman. 166 pgs. B.W. Cotterman. Atlanta. GA. 2006
Field Music of the 89th Ohio Infantry
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HistoryThis Regiment was organized August 26, 1862, under Colonel John G. Marshall, who left the service abruptly and Colonel J.D. Hatfield taking command left the following year. Colonel C.H. Carlton and Lieutenant Colonel William H. Glenn commanded in the future. The Regiment entered the field in September and served in West Virginia until after the battle of Stone River, when it joined Rosecrans in Tennessee. In September 1863, it participated in the battle of Chickamauga, where it was hemmed in by a whole Rebel Division and captured almost entire. The officers were mostly sent to Libby prison and the men to Andersonville, where a majority of them died of starvation. The remnant of the 89th, under Major Jolly stormed Mission Ridge, and in May, 1864, joined Sherman's advance on Atlanta, fighting in all the battles. It marched to the sea with Sherman and through the Carolinas up to Richmond and Washington. It took part in the Grand Review, and then moved to Ohio, where it mustered out, June 13, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium89th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in August 26, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., September 3, 1862, and duty there till October 5, during the threatened attack on Cincinnati, Ohio, by Kirby Smith. Ordered to Point Pleasant, W. Va., October 5. Attached to Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, September-October, 1862. 2nd Brigade, Kanawha Division, District of West Virginia, Dept. of the Ohio, to February, 1863. Crook's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 3rd Brigade, 4th Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to September, 1863. 1st Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Advance to Falls of the Kanawha, Va., October 10-November 3, 1862, thence moved to Fayetteville Court House November 17, and duty there till January 6, 1863. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., January 25-February 7. Relief of 83rd Illinois Infantry, at Dover, from attack by Forest's Cavalry February 3. Expedition to Carthage, Tenn., February 22-25. Duty at Carthage till June 5. Ordered to Murfreesboro, Tenn., June 5. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. Hoover's Gap June 24-26. Tullahoma June 29-30. Occupation of Middle Tennessee till August 16. Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 16-September 22. Expedition to Tracy City and destruction of Salt Petre Works at Nickajack Cove August 20-September 10. Reconnoissance from Rossville September 17. Near Ringgold, Ga., September 17. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21 (most of Regiment captured). Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 22. Reopening Tennessee River October 26-29. Brown's Ferry October 27. Near Chattanooga November 6. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23-24. Mission Ridge November 25. Pursuit to Graysville November 26-27. Duty at Chattanooga till February 22, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27. Tunnel Hill, Buzzard's Roost Gap and Rocky Face Ridge February 23-25. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstrations on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Advance on Dallas May 18-25. 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. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, 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. Fayetteville, N. C., March 11. 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. Mustered out June 14, 1865. Regiment lost during service 3 Officers and 47 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 5 Officers and 245 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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