98th 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
- G.H. Kemp Letters. Musician. Co E. August 30 1862 - December 25 1864. (Ohio roster shows Dennis L. Kemp Co. D and E. Music.) CWMiscColl. USAMHI. Carlisle Barracks. PA
- The National Tribune. A Reminiscence of Chickamauga. Gen. Stedman's Division. George C. Magee. Co. H. June 1879
- The National Tribune. The Battle of Bentonville, N.C. William H. Seaman. August 20 1885
- The National Tribune. The 98th Ohio. Harrison Zentz. July 7 1887
- The National Tribune. Atlanta. James B. Jewett. September 1 1887
- The National Tribune. Jonesboro. Troops that Captured Govan's Brigade and Guarded Them Afterward. Joseph C. Patterson. Captain Co. F. February 5 1891
- The National Tribune. Chickamauga. Articles Taken from a Dead Soldier Returned to Friends After 26 Years. William H. Smythe. January 7 1892
- From Chattanooga to Atlanta, and the Sea. 98th Regt. O.V.I. 1864 - 1865. by George W. Dell. 42 pgs. NP. Dennison. Ohio. 1893. A later reproduction with title on cover: A Soldiers Diary, or Momento of War. Call# PA Box 440 44. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Letters of Lieut. J.M. Branum from the 98th Ohio Vol. Inf. Lieut. John M. Branum. 48 pgs. Warnock Bros. New Castle. PA. 1897. Copy located at Youngstown State University
- The National Tribune. Letters From the Field. Letters by the late J.M. Branum. 98th OVI. National Tribune Dates: 1900: Jan 4-11-25, Feb 1-8-15-22, Mar 1-8-15-22-29, Apr 5-12-19-26, May 3-10-17-24-31, June 7-14-21, Nov 8-15-22-29, Dec 6-13-20-27. 1901: Jan 3-10-17-24-31, Feb 7
- The National Tribune. Gen. Thomas Before Atlanta. James B. Jewett. October 20 1904
- The National Tribune. Battle of Resaca. George W. Hines. February 9 1905
- Wants to Return Sword to Its Confederate Owner. Albert Brown. 98th OVI. Confederate Veteran. pg. 216. Volume XIII. Number 5. May. 1905. Nashville. Tenn.
- The National Tribune. Executions Near Goldsboro. William Gilkinson. September 7 1905
- The National Tribune. A Human Document. Letter Written by a Young Divinity Student After Perryville. Duncan C. Miller. September 27 1906
- The National Tribune. A Narrow Escape. A Forager who has a Lively Race Getting Away from Wheeler's Men. John B. Van Fossen. November 28 1907
- The National Tribune. An Act of Mercy. James R. Milner. January 21 1915. Bentonville
- The National Tribune. Steedman at Chickamauga. Henry W. Wright. May 18 1916
- The National Tribune. Steedman at Snodgrass Hill. John L. Erwin. December 30 1916
- The National Tribune. The Battle of Bentonville. Reece G. Lewis. August 1 1918
- The National Tribune. The Atlanta Campaign. James R. Milner. April 17 1919
- The National Tribune. Holding Snodgrass Hill. William H. Smythe. September 14 1922
- The National Tribune. The Battle of Chickamauga. John L. Erwin. January 29 1925
- Unit Bibliography. U.S. Army Military History Institute. Carlisle Barracks. PA. 1995
- William L. Kemp Papers. William Kemp. Scattered papers, 1811, 1852, 1861-1873, of William L. Kemp, Summerfield, O., Co. E, 98th O.V.I. 13 items. Call# VFM 976. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- Civil War Diaries of George M. Patton : Co. B, 98th Regiment, Ohio Volunteers : August 5, 1862 till June 7, 1865. George McConnell Patton 1844-1925. Co B 98th OVI. Transcribed by Jean Patton Meier. 66 [i.e., 77] leaves : maps. J.P. Meier. Chapel Hill. N.C. 1998. Call# Stacks 973.7471 P278c 1998. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- A History of the 98th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Richard L. Moore and Ethel Shearer Moore. 97,  leaves: ill. (some col.), map, ports. ; 28 cm. Privately Published. NP. 1998. Call# Stacks 973.7471 M786h 1998. Ohio Historical Society. Columbus. Ohio
- 98th OVI Page. by Dan Walker. 1996. This page has since disappeared from the net...this link jumps to archive.org's backup of the page.
- A History of the 98th OVI by Alan Radecki. 1998. Seems to be gone from the net .... this link jumps to archive.org's backup of the page.
- Forced to the Cannon's Mouth': An Ohio Regiment's Desperate Venture From Perryville to the War's End. By Thomas M. Grace and Allen F. Richardson. In: America's Civil War Magazine. World History Group. HistoryNet. January. 2018
Captain J.A. Norris
Courtesy of and Copyright © L.M. Strayer Collection
HistoryOrganized August 22, 1862, under Colonel George P. Webster, it left for the field soon after and operated in Kentucky against Kirby Smith. On the 8th of October it took part in the battle of Perryville, sustaining the fearful loss of 230 in killed and wounded, including Colonel Webster, killed early in the action. In February the Regiment moved to Nashville and operated under General Rosecrans. In September it fought at Chickamauga, losing 50 men out of 200 in action. In November it was with Sherman at Mission Ridge and soon after marched to the relief of Knoxville. The Regiment participated in the Atlanta campaign and was in action at Buzzard's Roost, Resaca, Rome, Dallas, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek and Jonesboro. After the fall of Atlanta it pursued Hood northward, returned and marched to the sea, then through the Carolinas, taking part in the Grand Review at Washington and was mustered out June 3d, 1865.
From Dyer's Compendium98th Regiment Infantry. Organized at Steubenville, Ohio, August 20, 1862. Ordered to Covington, Ky., August 23, thence to Lexington, Ky., August 27. Retreat to Louisville August 30-September 5. Attached to 34th Brigade, 10th Division, Army of the Ohio, September, 1862. 34th Brigade, 10th Division, 1st Army Corps, Army Ohio, to November, 1862. District of West Kentucky, Dept. of the Ohio, to February. 1863. Reed's Brigade, Baird's Division, Army of Kentucky, Dept. of the Cumberland, to June, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, Reserve Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to October, 1863. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland, to June, 1865.
SERVICE.--Pursuit of Bragg into Kentucky October 1-15, 1862. Battle of Perryville October 8. Moved to Lebanon, Ky., and duty there till December. Operations against Morgan, December 23, 1862, to January 3, 1863. Moved to Louisville, Ky., thence to Nashville, Tenn., February 9. Occupation of Franklin, Tenn., February 12, and duty there till June. Middle Tennessee or Tullahoma Campaign June 23-July 7. At Wartrace till August 25. Passage of Cumberland Mountains and Tennessee River and Chickamauga (Ga.) Campaign August 25-September 22. Battle of Chickamauga September 19-21. Siege of Chattanooga, Tenn., September 24-November 23. Chattanooga-Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville, Tenn., November 28-December 24. Duty at Rossville, Ga., till May, 1864. Demonstration on Dalton, Ga., February 22-27, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign Tunnel Hill May 6-7. Demonstration on Rocky Face Ridge May 8-11. Buzzard's Roost Gap May 8-9. 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 Forest and 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 19. Grand Review May 24. Mustered out June 1, 1865. Regiment lost during service 10 Officers and 110 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 2 Officers and 125 Enlisted men by disease. Total 247.
Thanks to Dr. Richard A. Sauers for the initial research and indexing of the National Tribune articles.
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